Gwich'in Elders' Biographies Research Project

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: social sciences, traditional knowledge, oral history, elders, Gwich'in, family history

Principal Investigator: McCartney, Leslie (3)
Licence Number: 13095
Organization: Trent University
Licenced Year(s): 2002 2001 2000
Issued: Mar 28, 2000
Project Team: Gwich'in Social Cultural Institute Gwich'in Elders

Objective(s): The Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute (GSCI) has recognized the fact that there is a lack of written information on Gwich'in Elders who live in the Gwich'in Settlement Area. The first objective then is to produce biological sketches of consenting E

Project Description: The Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute (GSCI) has recognized the fact that there is a lack of written information on Gwich'in Elders who live in the Gwich'in Settlement Area. The first objective then is to produce biological sketches of consenting Elders from the four communities: Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Inuvik and Tsiigehtchic. Home base will be set up in Tsiigehtchic and Elders from this community and Fort McPherson will be interviewed. Once these interviews are completed the researcher will move to Inuvik to interview Elders from this community and link up with Elders from Aklavik. Interviews will be approximately 8 hours in length spread out over several days. Interviews will be conducted in either Gwich'in or English and they will be audio and/or video taped. An interpreter will be hired locally and 2 students may be hired by the GSCI as field assistants. Three copies of audio tapes will be made and archived as follows: 1 in archives in Yellowknife, 1 for the Language Centre in Fort McPherson and 1 for the GSCI offices.