Principal Investigator:Berthelin, Signe Rix Licenced Year(s):
Every language has its own system for talking about things. The Principle Investigator (PI) wishes to study how to talk about ‘modal meanings’ in Inuvialuktun. Examples of modal suffixes in Uummarmiutun are 'huknaq', ‘viaq’, 'lla', 'rakrari' and 'rukrau'. English examples are 'must', 'might' and 'can'. I am interested in studying a) what we say if we use suffixes like 'viaq' or 'rukrau' in a sente...
Principal Investigator:Collignon, Beatrice M. Licenced Year(s):
The main goal of this project is to gather data about how much Ulukhaktuurmiut do travel outside of their area and to understand how they feel about travelling to other lands and places, in order to:
1- Acknowledge the fact that travelling is as important today as it was in the past. People still travel a lot on the land, to familiar places, but also travel to other lands and places. One outcom...
Principal Investigator:Kelvin, Laura E Licenced Year(s):20152014
The primary objectives of this research are to: 1) begin documenting traditional knowledge of Banks Island that could contribute to our understanding of life on the island in the past; 2) identify similarities and differences between Inuvialuit and archaeological values, priorities and understandings of the past; 3) work with Sachs Harbour community members to develop culturally appropriate questi...
Principal Investigator:Reinfort, Breanne C Licenced Year(s):
The short-term objectives of this research project are to:
- bring forward indigenous perspectives on contaminants, contaminant research, and how research is communicated and made accessible to communities;
- discuss contaminants issues in the context of their applicability to the daily lives of community members, and in the broader context of local and scientific knowledge of climate variabilit...
Principal Investigator:Fabijan, Michael F Licenced Year(s):
The study will focus on collecting information from Inuvialuit elders and harvesters. Of particular interest are community issues and concerns, local knowledge and recommendations with respect to the potential effects of the proposed project.
Participants will be asked to discuss their perceptions of the potential effects of the project on community health and wellness, their knowledge of tradi...
Principal Investigator:Lyons, Natasha L. Licenced Year(s):
This study will facilitate the interaction of Inuvialuit community members with a museum collection purchased from their forebears on the Anderson River in the mid 19th century, and will document present-day Inuvialuit knowledge about this collection. The project will also generate opportunities to build capacity amongst youth in videography and ethnographic documentation techniques. Finally, proj...
Principal Investigator:Chan, Laurie H. M. Licenced Year(s):
This study seeks to identify levels of contaminants in country foods in the region from which to estimate body burden of contaminants in participants of the Inuit Health Survey. The data will be utilized to assess the overall health status of survey participants, which will include studying the relationship between diet intake of contaminants and body burden; evaluating the complex interactions be...
Principal Investigator:Patrick, Mark Licenced Year(s):
The Inuvialuit Final Agreement was signed over twenty years ago and affects much of what occurs in the Northwest Territories today. It was created to help the Inuvialuit in overcoming the adversity they faced in the past and to give them greater control over their own land. The Inuvialuit Final Agreement has changed many things in the Northwest Territories, including how non-natives and natives su...
Principal Investigator:Hart, Elisa J. Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this final work on the Tuktoyaktuk Place Names Project is to review the draft of the book that reports the results of this project.The proposed benefits for completing the book on place names and stories about the land are: to provide educational material on Inuvialuit culture, history and geography for use in local schools, and to provide a book which can be enjoyed by the peopl...
Principal Investigator:Lyons, Natasha L. Licenced Year(s):2006
This project was first suggested by the Aklavik Community Corporation and is a collaboration between the researcher and the community. The Inuvialuit community in Aklavik recognizes that Elders' knowledge is being lost very quickly and this has spurred...