43 record(s) found with the tag "dene culture" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Mapping, Language and Stories in Deline
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: As the community makes the transition to self-government, there has been an increased interest in language documentation through stories, song, and concepts of place in order to better understand what Dene government means. Governance thus forms one focal point of this research. The research team are particularly interested in the areas of variation, change and continuity in language, stories, son...


Exploration of physical activity within the sociocultural context of Yellowknives Dene First Nations communities
Principal Investigator: Jardine, Cindy G.
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The goal of this research is to qualitatively explore physical activity within the sociocultural context of the Yellowknives Dene people and communities. Specific objectives are: 1) to document the community's experiences with and perspective of regular physical activity through the eyes of their youth; and 2) to raise awareness about physical activity in the community, and develop strategies to ...


Revisiting the "Scottish Project"- Tlicho and Museum exhibition.
Principal Investigator: Wrightson, Kelsey R
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1) gain a general understanding of the exhibitions; how the relationship was established, the final exhibition layout, composition and content at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) in Yellowknife; 2) learn about the roles of specific individuals and their experiences with the museum in Scotland; 3) better understand community and c...


Phonetics and Phonology of two Northern Athabaskan Languages
Principal Investigator: Jaker, Alessandro M
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012 2009 2008 2007 2005
Summary: This project is the continuation of a previous year's project, "Teaching our Yellowknives Dene Languages". The principal investigator (PI) will produce two published materials in each language (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 PI would like to include at least t...


Youth-Led Adaptations for Healthy Sahtú Communities in an Uncertain Era of Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Morgan, Shauna
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The long-term objectives of this project are: 1) to establish the foundation for health programs that proactively address climate change and reflect the holism of Dene stories; 2) to establish the foundation for more comprehensive climate change adaptation planning by Tulít’a that will be incorporated into local policy and decision-making; 3) to build relationships of mutual support between elder...


Tulita Mooseskin Boat Project
Principal Investigator: Andrews, Thomas D
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The objective of this research project is to document the construction of a mooseskin boat. This will be done through participant observation. This is a community-initiated project, involving numerous Tulita residents, including elders and youth. The research team will be preparing a photographic publication for use in Chief Albert Wright School in Tulita. The fieldwork for this study ...


Dene-water Relations and Hydroelectric Dams: Confluence and Contestations in the Mackenzie River Basin
Principal Investigator: Borowitz, Michelle A
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The objectives of this study are to: - conduct collaborative research that respects Aboriginal knowledge and acknowledges that knowledge is specific to a community and its traditional territory, and that each community has their unique way to deal with issues, its unique responses, and its unique way of understanding; - disseminate Aboriginal knowledge that represents Aboriginals themselves and ...


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...


Implementing the Future: Ethnography of a Land Corp
Principal Investigator: Smart, Miles S.
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: 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...


Dene and Metis Ways of Respecting the Land: Caribou Traditional Knowledge Study
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: 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...


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