Principal Investigator:Irlbacher-Fox, Stephanie Licenced Year(s):
Tanning moose hide is a Dene cultural practice which continues from ancient times, practiced almost exclusively by Dene women. Today, tanned moose hide is prized as a material for ceremonial clothing, and is a marker of the continued vitality of indigenous knowledge and social practices, including bush skills, culture and values, tanning, and sewing. It creates positive social dynamics including k...
Principal Investigator:Qulaut, George Licenced Year(s):
In-depth audiotaped interviews are conducted with selected Iglulingmiut elders on a wide range of topics including: life-histories, wildlife biology, hunting techniques, sewing methods, skin reparation, diet, education, philosophy, astronomy, climatology, treatment of illness and folk-lore. The tapes are transcribed, translated, word-processed and edited....
Principal Investigator:Baillargeon, Morgan Licenced Year(s):
The research will address issues pertaining to the endangerment of traditional art forms and practices specific to hide tanning and porcupine quill work. Additionally, the researcher will examine the difficulty in obtaining raw materials and the social implications related to the loss of these art forms....
Principal Investigator:Dupuis, Michele Licenced Year(s):
Ms. Dupuis will continue work she began in 1989 in Lake Harbour to measure the economic importance of household activities, including hunting, fishing, tanning, carving and wage labour. She will also gather information on the acquisition of carving skills for Dr. Arlene Stairs....