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Aboriginal Youth Stories of Culture, Identity, Community & Place: A Rural/Urban Educational Youth Exchange through Performing Arts & Technology
Principal Investigator: Conrad, Diane H
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The aim of the study is to initiate a creative exchange amongst youth in four Aboriginal communities (Fort Good Hope, NWT; Pangnirtung, Nunavut; Kainai Reserve, Southern Alberta, Amiskwaciy Academy, Edmonton, Alberta) through performing arts, storytelling and technology. Through consultation with the communities regarding the study's design and objectives, and collaboration between Aboriginal and ...

Water and Social Well-being in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Carter, Blair
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: Four objectives guide this research: 1) to gain an understanding of the current water resource conditions (e.g., quality and quantity) and contextual circumstances (e.g., community culture, history, traditions) impacting local water use in the Deh Cho Region of the NWT; 2) to use a social well-being lens to unpack values that people associate with water resources in the Region; 3) to translate the...

Global Citizens in the Arctic: Learning to live in the NWT, Yukon and Nunavut
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The main objective of this research is to explore adaptation to the resource-based northern economy by investigating how new residents (international immigrants) settle, live and use their local and global social networks to make a living within this economy. Narrative interviews and focus group conversations will be carried out with a cross section of new permanent residents and citizens from...

Tlicho Dene Foodways
Principal Investigator: Walsh, David
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: To examine Tlicho relationships with the environment, specifically with food-animals, through the lens of foodways - the beliefs, practices, rituals, and culture around food. The hypothesis is that an ethnographic study of foodways will reveal a dynamic social relationship with animals and other beings in the environment. This research will involve the Rae-Edzo Friendship Center and local harveste...

Constellations and Astral Lore: Far North and Near East
Principal Investigator: Horowitz, Wayne
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: 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...

Inuvialuit language and identity: perspectives on the symbolic meaning of Inuvialuktun in the Canadian Western Arctic
Principal Investigator: Oehler, Alexander C.
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: At the heart of this research lies the desire to better understand the role of Inuvialuktun (and its revitalization efforts) in the construction of Inuvialuit cultural identity. The objective of the study is to provide a detailed picture of language ideologies and language attitudes surrounding Inuvialuktun among potential and current learners in order to inform the development and design of langu...

Intergenerational Resilience in Aklavik, NWT
Principal Investigator: Rawluk, Andrea
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2009
Summary: The overall objective of the project is to understand how different generations are strong and work together through changes. The specific objectives of this particular trip to Aklavik, is to return the results from the last visit to see how people feel with what was discussed and said in individual interviews and focus groups. The objective of this stage of the research is to make it more meaning...

Traditional and market food: focus on fish consumption in Tulita, NWT
Principal Investigator: DELORMIER, Treena
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: To assess the risk for mercury exposure posed by fish consumption in the community of Tulita in the past summer and current winter seasons; To examine the relationship between the consumption of sweetened beverages (low nutrient market food) and fish consumption; and To explore the social and cultural importance of fish (traditional food) to the Dene...

Inuvialuit Perspectives of Polar Bear Population Health and Harvest Sustainability
Principal Investigator: Slavik, Daniel VW
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2009 2008
Summary: The objectives of this research are to document Inuvialuit knowledge, perspectives, and observations of factors that influence polar bears population health on Banks Island and in the Beaufort Region; and explore how traditional knowledge, community observations, scientific studies, and other information interact to inform hunters about sustainable harvest levels of polar bears. The researcher ...

Responses to a Reduced Availability of Barren-ground Caribou in Fort Good Hope
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The objective of this research is to explore what are the community responses (especially among youth) to a reduced availability of barren-ground caribou. Sub questions are what are some responses in terms of hunting practices, and what are some responses in terms of Dene food sharing practices. Under this researcher’s 2009 licence (licence 14591 - Social Networks as a Livelihood Strategy amon...