Principal Investigator:Saunders, Susan J Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Smart, Miles S. Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Simmons, Deborah L Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Grieve, Sheryl Licenced Year(s):2010
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...
Principal Investigator:Ruttan, Lia Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Bayha, Janet Licenced Year(s):2004
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...
Principal Investigator:Kurszewski, Denise Licenced Year(s):
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...