The History of Tlicho Peoples' Last Names

Regions: North Slave Region

Tags: social sciences, family history

Principal Investigator: Mantla, Rosa (2)
Licence Number: 15577
Organization: University of Victoria
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Issued: Jan 26, 2015

Objective(s): To learn about the history of family last names in Tlicho.

Project Description: The goal of the research is to learn about the history of family last names in Tlicho. Last names can correspond to place names, animal names, etc. In this sense they also provide valuable information on culture and history of the people. Understanding the names is important especially for young people, as part of learning about their identity.

Interviews with all participants will follow the same procedure:
- Set up audio and video recording equipment; pictures will be extracted from the video as needed (i.e., individual frames from the video stream);
- Go over the consent form, and get signed consent from participant;
- Go over interview questions; and
- Thank the participant, and give them a gift for their work.
In some cases, follow-up interviews will be conducted, based on the first interview. In these cases, the interviews will follow the same procedure.

A research assistant will be used to help with interviewing elders on their family names.

A document will be prepared describing family last names, and will be given to the families involved in the research as well as to the Tlicho government and to schools in Tlicho territory.

The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from January 13, 2015 to December 31, 2015.