Principal Investigator:Holton, Gary Licenced Year(s):
The research objective is to document Yellowknife’s Dene astronomy and sky-related knowledge. Results will appear in the researcher’s Ph.D. dissertation on Northern Dene astronomy and may be published in a book on the same topic at a later date. Educational materials (such as a Wii`lii`deh and Tetso?´t’ine´ star chart) will also be produced for participating communities.
The researcher will pr...
Principal Investigator:Horowitz, Wayne Licenced Year(s):
The object of the study is to produce a research document (article or short monograph) discussing traditional astronomy and astronomical lore from the perspective of at least two very different cultures: that of the Ancient Near East, and that of the Aboriginal People of the Canadian Far North. It is hoped that this comparative approach will provide a broader context for understanding Ancient Ne...
Principal Investigator:MacDonald, John Licenced Year(s):
Information will continue to be gathered from Iglulingmiut on arctic celestial and atmospheric phenomena including associated terminologies, mythologies and legends. Inuit star and constellation names will be linked to the European equivalents. The Inuit lunar calendar and the role of stars in the determination of seasonal times will also be examined. The project is expected to be completed thi...
Principal Investigator:Collingnon, Beatrice Licenced Year(s):
To continue to study Inuit geography, their geographical thoughts about the land, their perception of space and the way they organize their knowledge of the land into a general explanation of the world around them; to record Inuit categories of perceiving them and their territories....
Principal Investigator:Qulaut, George Licenced Year(s):
In-depth audiotaped interviews are conducted with selected Iglulingmiut elders on a wide range of topics including: life-histories, wildlife biology, hunting techniques, sewing methods, skin reparation, diet, education, philosophy, astronomy, climatology, treatment of illness and folk-lore. The tapes are transcribed, translated, word-processed and edited....