Tuktoyaktuk Traditional Knowledge Project

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: anthropology, traditional knowledge, archaeology, history, heritage sites

Principal Investigator: Hart, Elisa J. (8)
Licence Number: 12801
Organization: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, GNWT
Licenced Year(s): 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1995
Project Team: N. Felix, E. Felix, A. Cockney, other elders to be contacted

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. Further, to document aspects of traditional Inuvialuit life that will help with the interpretation of archaeological sites related to the late precontact and early postcontact periods of Inuvialuit history.

Project Description: The researchers will complete the last steps of a research project that began in 1991. This will include reading over compiled information with elders for verification; flying along the coastline with elders to help verify locations of places that there is some confusion over and record their coordinates with a GPS; and setting down at sites that elders suggest to talk a bit more about the history. Video tape recordings of such discussions may occur.