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Crafting Culture: Women's Work in the Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Driscoll Engelstad, Bernadette
Licenced Year(s): 1996
Summary: Data is collected through interviews. Topics include sewing activitiy; clothing production for family use and/or sale; history of clothing change; fur preparation and household hunting activity; graphic art production; craft production; household income and disbursement; domestic responsibilities; community employment statistics and opportunities; current interest in sewing, clothing production b...


The place of arts and crafts in the social and economic life of northern communities
Principal Investigator: Miller, Beth
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Summary: The researcher will return to Igloolik to undertake a more detailed examination of the economic and cultural importance of sewing activities in the Inuit household. The issues to be considered are the teaching and learning of sewing skills, the close connections between hunting and sewing and the economic contribution of sewing to the household. In addition, the researcher will collect informati...


Domestic Economy on Baffin Island
Principal Investigator: Oakes, Jill
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Summary: This study is community-based: the researchers will work with the Baffin communities in order that the study meets the needs of each community as well as the region. The work will identify the formal and informal economic contributions Inuit women make. It will also help interested women establish sewing centres and develop marketing strategies. Both Elders and young women will be interviewed t...


Inuit Clothing: A Study in the Transformation of Culture
Principal Investigator: Driscoll, Bernadette T.
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991 1990
Summary: The researcher will examine indigenous clothing design and clothing change in the Kitikmeot region. She will record the historical change from fur to fabric clothing, as well as investigate the continuing importance of fur clothing to hunters and detail the social and economic significance of maintaining sewing skills within Inuit families. It will be the first anthropological study to examine c...


Factors Influencing Changes in Decisions Made While Producing Inuit Clothing
Principal Investigator: Oakes, Jill
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1989
Summary: The researcher and her team will collect information about choices made by Inuit seamstresses by actually working with seamstresses to produce clothing. Temporal and individual variations in economic, political, social, cultural, and historical factors influencing decisions made during the production procedures will be identified by talking with community members and searching through archival ar...


Dene Clothing Research
Principal Investigator: Thompson, Judy
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Summary: In conjunction with on-going research on Dene clothing in the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Dene seamstresses will be interviewed about their life and work. Community residents will also be consulted regarding a proposed exhibition of Dene clothing. Examples of the sewing of contemporary Dene women will be purchased for the permanent collection at the Museum of Civilization....


Igloolik Oral History Project
Principal Investigator: Qulaut, George
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Summary: 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....


Bird Skin Clothing Project
Principal Investigator: Oakes, Jill
Licenced Year(s): 1989
Summary: Ms. Oakes will document bird skin clothing production in Sanikiluaq. The information will include skin selection, skin preparation, pattern development, garment construction and maintenance of eider duck parkas. The clothing and artifacts will be assembled in an exhibition which will include a booklet (English and Inuktitut) and a short video film.The show will travel to schools and museums i...


Cloth Hood Design and Construction Techniques of Eskimo Point Paallirmuit Inuit.
Principal Investigator: McBride, Sheri
Licenced Year(s): 1987
Summary: To document cloth hoods of the Caribou Eskimo from Eskimo Point; descriptions of the hood design, shape, method of attachment to the jacket and purpose will be included. Influencing factors, such as technological, social and economical, on cloth hood production characteristic of Eskimo Point area will be described....


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