Principal Investigator:Conrad, Diane H Licenced Year(s):20162015
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 ...
Principal Investigator:Carter, Blair Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Parlee, Brenda L Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Walsh, David Licenced Year(s):
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...
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:Oehler, Alexander C. Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Rawluk, Andrea Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:DELORMIER, Treena Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Slavik, Daniel VW Licenced Year(s):
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 ...
Principal Investigator:Parlee, Brenda L Licenced Year(s):2011
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...