7 record(s) found with the tag "Metis" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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A language survey of Michif in the North Slave region
Principal Investigator: Saunders, Susan J
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The aim of this project is to determine the current status of the Michif language in the North Slave region by surveying Metis community members to find out the level of fluency of community members, their attitudes toward Michif, and their goals for the future of Michif in the community. The information will be compiled into a Strategic Language Plan that the community can use to guide its langua...


Implementing the Future: Ethnography of a Land Corp
Principal Investigator: Smart, Miles S.
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: To examine the Norman Wells Dene and Métis vision regarding research project themes (including but not limited to self-government, development, and land use). This research will employ ethnographic methods centered on interviews and to a lesser extent observation. These interviews will be open-ended and not follow a strict set of questions. Rather they would present the research themes and allo...


Dene and Metis Ways of Respecting the Land: Caribou Traditional Knowledge Study
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This project is led by the Norman Wells Land Corporation (NWLC), and the methodology is participatory – that is, the project design involves community participation at every stage. NWLC President Rodger Odgaard is the Co-Investigator and will play a key role in leading all activities. These will include a field trip to Palmer Lake and a digital storytelling workshop. This research will document...


Climate Change Impacts on Canadian Arctic Tundra Ecosystems – North Slave Métis Community Traditional Knowledge Study
Principal Investigator: Grieve, Sheryl
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2009 2008 2007
Summary: This project is part of a larger IPY study, CiCAT, which is looking at the effect of climate change on arctic tundra ecosystems. For their project, the researchers will be collecting North Slave Métis Community’s traditional knowledge on vegetation and terrain changes in the North Slave region. In addition, they will be collecting and commenting on the scientific methodology for the larger CiCAT p...


Integrating Elders Experience of Past, Present, and Future
Principal Investigator: Ruttan, Lia
Licenced Year(s): 2003 2002
Summary: The objective of this study is to understand the process whereby Aboriginal elders in the community of Fort Smith have engaged in exploring and responding to historical events over the past century. These accounts have not yet been collected or analyzed...


Sahtu Settlement Harvest Study
Principal Investigator: Bayha, Janet
Licenced Year(s): 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1998
Summary: The Harvest Study is a 5-year, 5-community study being conducted in the Sahtu Settlement. Each month, in each community, a local interviewer recommended by the local Renewable Resource Council collects fish and wildlife harvest information in their commu...


Establishing key factors that enable selected Northern Metis students to succeed academically in Southern post-secondary institutions
Principal Investigator: Kurszewski, Denise
Licenced Year(s): 1999
Summary: The proposed study will hopefully disclose the positive elements of academic success among northern Metis students. Students presently attending post-secondary institutions will be selected. In-depth interviews will be conducted using the 'self-narrative' approach. The Metis Nation will use the outcome as a guide to implementing the practices in overall planning, thus empowering and strengthening...


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