32 record(s) found with the tag "cultural sustainability" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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The Limits of Sovereignty: Practices of Indigeneity among the Teetl'it Gwich'in
Principal Investigator: Alexie, Elaine D.
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to gather information on practices of Indigeneity: the spiritual, physical, and cultural practices of the Teetl’it Gwich’in from the community of Fort McPherson. The researcher will be interviewing Teetl’it Gwich’in knowledge holders who can provide insight to the concept of Indigeneity and the significance it holds for them. A major focus of this project ...


Climate change impacts on Inuit food security in Canada’s Western Arctic: Constructing a comparative anthropological model to guide adaptation planning
Principal Investigator: Douglas, Vasiliki K
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2010
Summary: The purpose of this project is to assist the Inuvialuit in adaptation planning that will meet ongoing environmental and social challenges, while also maintaining their rights under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The existing knowledge, skills and networks that facilitate such adaptations are important community ‘assets’ that form the basis of capacity-building. The goal ...


Teaching our Yellowknives Dene Languages
Principal Investigator: Jaker, Alessandro M
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012 2009 2008 2007 2005
Summary: This project will produce two published materials, in Dogrib and Chipewyan: an intermediate-level reader, and a verb dictionary. The reader will contain elders' stories on topics from Dene Kede, with a focus on animals: the research team would like to include at least two short stories on each animal in both languages. The verb dictionary will list at least 200 verbs in each language, with the...


Comparative assessment of cumulative impacts on Aboriginal cultural practice: A longitudinal study in the Deh Cho Region
Principal Investigator: Parkins, John R
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: Given the current development context in the NWT and the call for improved data collection pertaining to social and cultural well-being, project objectives are three fold: (1) Assess current Aboriginal cultural practices with respect to Aboriginal language use, country food harvest, and other practices; (2) Compare current levels of Aboriginal cultural practices with earlier research (e.g., Fort L...


SHARING OUR SUCCESS: Ten Case Studies in Aboriginal Schooling
Principal Investigator: Tolley, Charles (Chuck) H
Licenced Year(s): 2006
Summary: The objectives are to determine the success factors at Chief Jimmy Bruneau School and to publish these in a final report that will provide evidence-based information and recommendations that other aboriginal schools could incorporate into improving education for aboriiginal students. The research will take place at Chief Jimmy Bruneau School in Bechoko. Interviews will take place with a variet...


Traditional Knowledge Study of Arctic Red and Mackenzie River Fisheries
Principal Investigator: Millar, Nathan P
Licenced Year(s): 2006
Summary: Gwich’in people living in Tsiigehtchic have fished for broad whitefish, lake whitefish, inconnu, and ciscoes along the Arctic Red and Mackenzie Rivers for generations. Today, fishing is still an important livelihood, and fish comprise a major food source. The proper management of these resources is, therefore, a priority in the community of Tsiighetchic. A five-year study completed by the Gwich’in...


Researching Forms of Literacy in a Northern (NWT) Community
Principal Investigator: Chambers, Cynthia
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005 2004
Summary: In this project the multiple literacies in the community of Holman are being examined. The researchers will gather information on precontact traditional Inuinnaqtun literacy, and on post contact historical literacy. The information will then be examined to see what aspects of these literacies can still be seen in Holman today. Traditional literacy on themes identified by community members will be ...


Public archeology for the 21st century: Collaboration with an Arctic community
Principal Investigator: Lyons, Natasha L.
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005
Summary: 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...


Dene Games: A Curriculum Tool
Principal Investigator: Wicks, Darren
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: The objective of the research is to develop a Dene Games Educational Website for Chief Jimmy Bruneau School that can be used as an educational tool in the classroom. The website will be about the history, cultural significance, stories, old and new pict...


Social-Ecological Indicators for Community Based Monitoring and Resource Management
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2004 2003
Summary: This project involves working with the Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board, the Tetlit Gwich'in Renewable Resources Committee and elders/harvesters from Fort McPherson to document traditional indicators and methods for community-based monitoring. The main...


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