39 record(s) found with the tag "ethnography" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Arctic Domus
Principal Investigator: Anderson, David G
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The research investigates the relations between dogs, fish, caribou and people. The objective is to have a different understanding of domestication and human-animal relations. This research will use semi-structured interviews and participant observation (spending time out on the land). Interviews: The research team will have 20 in-depth semi-structured interviews of one to two hours with Eld...


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...


Seeking Common Ground: An Ethnographic Narrative of Professional Practices, and the Marginalization of Community Ways of Knowing
Principal Investigator: Martin, Jim L
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The focus of this inquiry is to study the epistemological problems of understanding emerging from unexamined assumptions and values that frame the belief systems of government professional practices, and indigenous ways of knowing in the Tlicho communities of the NWT. The inquiry asks the question, “How can differences in ways of knowing between northern Canadian communities, and government be...


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...


Ethical Value and Market Value in a Canadian Wild Food Network
Principal Investigator: Gordon, Dylan
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: This research has two goals: 1) to determine how harvesters of wild mushrooms operating in the Northwest Territories find, harvest, process and sell them; and, 2) to determine how this process impacts the social, environmental and economic interests of local communities and the land. The method is called ethnographic participant observation. This means to observe the actions of the study partic...


How Standard is Standard? Comparing culturally sensitive language norms versus CELF P2 in NWT.
Principal Investigator: Hay, Amie
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The objective of this study is to discern whether the norms associated with the test currently being used accurately depict the population being served and to provide information for future study of language profiles of Inuvialuktun and Gwich'in. The project team will provide information on the project to parents and schools, and obtain consent from parents/guardians who are interested in part...


Collaborative Research on Community Well-being
Principal Investigator: Luig, Thea
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2011
Summary: The goal of this project is to understand the conditions which enable people to overcome negative life events, to feel in control in changing life circumstances, and to have a sense of well-being as individuals and within their community. The following objectives are based on suggestions from the community and are expected to contribute to answering the research question: 1. the relationship betw...


Lands, Lakes and Livelihoods: women’s subsistence fishing in Paulatuk, NT
Principal Investigator: Todd, Zoe SC
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2011
Summary: The researcher will study how people fish in Paulatuk today, how people talk about fishing and how fishing was practiced and characterised in the past. The researcher’s intent is to gain insight into contemporary relationships between people and the environment and inform anthropological discourse on women’s harvesting activity in arctic Canada. This project involves anthropological fieldwork,...


Dwelling off-grids
Principal Investigator: Vannini, Phillip
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: This research project will unfold as a series of ethnographic case studies focusing on individuals and groups who dwell in households and/or communities removed from one or more grids and different combinations of them. A broad geographic sample also ought to allow for a diverse understanding of off-grid dwelling in rural, insular, coastal, suburban, and urban communities, as well as for taking in...


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...


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