Tuktoyaktuk Traditional Knowledge Project
Principal Investigator: Hart, Elisa J. (8)
Licence Number: 12751
Organization: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Government of the Northwest Territories
Licenced Year(s): 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: N. Felix

Objective(s): To determine the location and nature of heritage sites which may be important to the Inuvialuit, so that heritage managers can better assess the impacts of development on those resources; and to document aspects of traditional Inuvialuit life that will help with the interpretation of archaeological sites related to the late precontact periods of Inuvialuit life.

Project Description: In this ongoing project to determine the location and nature of heritage sites, the researcher has interviewed 46 elders and 304 sites have been identified. In 1994, the researcher will verify the information provided with the elders. Verification of information will include: the spelling of traditional place names and traditional words, information on traditionally used places, identifying people in archival photos, and an oral history on reindeer herding.