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Foundations for Student Persistence and Success in Inuit Nunangat
Principal Investigator: O'Gorman, Melanie
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The Chair of the National Committee on Inuit Education, wrote of a vision for Inuit schools and communities that would “graduate bilingual Inuit children with the skills and knowledge to contribute with pride and confidence to the 21st century”. This work aims to address two questions: 1. What is contributing to Inuit students’ persistence in school, particularly at grade transitions? 2. How is ...


The experience of wellness/being healthy/feeling good in the Inuit Community of Paulatuk, NWT
Principal Investigator: Heffel Ponting, Heffel Ponting
Licenced Year(s): 2003
Summary: A qualitative design has been selected to obtain descriptions of Inuit culture. The people of Paulatuk have also expressed a desire to present data in their own words. Grounded theory method will be used for this research. Within this method, as data are...


Acquisition of Specificity in Inuktitut; Phrase Structure and Functional Categories in Inuktitut
Principal Investigator: Manga, Louise
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Summary: To finish the study on the acquisition of specificity, I will conduct language games with children (ages 2.5, 3.5, 5, 8) with the help of a translator. Secondly, I will analyze structure and movement in Inuktituk by obtaining grammaticality judgements from native Inuktitut speakers. This would be primarily for simple sentences and sentences with embedded sentential complements....


Discourse Practices in the Baffin Region
Principal Investigator: Dorais, Louis-Jacques
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The research aims at understanding which language(s) are spoken by the Iqaluit and Lake Harbour residents in different circumstances of life: at school, at work, within their family, at the store, etc. The researchers also seek to understand how the use of a particular language when speaking to a particular person reflects cultural viewpoint. Also the researchers seek to understand how school chil...


Self-conceptions of elderly Inuit
Principal Investigator: Jaunzems, Leah T.
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The researcher plans to interview elderly Inuit to determine their views on their quality of life (both past and current). Information will be collected on the elders' views about their role and involvement in community life, their views on what it is (and was) like to be an elder in Inuit society, and the types of support services (formal and informal) as well as facilities available to them....


Native exegenesis of contemporary and traditional Inuit folklore and mythology
Principal Investigator: Cockcroft, Toby R.G.
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The researcher will be collecting information on Inuit folklore and mythology from Iqaluit residents. This information will be used to determine how interpersonal relationships and society are represented in folklore and mythology. This study will result in a comprehensive collection of local Inuit stories which will be provided to the community....


Inuit subsistence in the 1990's: Harvesting, land use and society at Clyde River
Principal Investigator: Wenzel, George W.
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The researchers are interested in understanding how subsistence hunting contributes to Inuit society in Clyde River. Data will be collected from selected households over the next 3 years on harvesting activities and land use. This information will be used to understand how subsistence and wage economy activities have developed into a mixed economy, and to determine future economic trends based on...


History of the outpost camps of Frobisher Bay
Principal Investigator: Searles, Ned
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The researcher will collect information about the history of outpost camps in the Frobisher Bay area. Individuals who currently use these outpost camps will be interviewed in order to document and compare their experiences living in the camps with living in Iqaluit. Benefits of `outpost camp' life will be evaluated. Information collected will be used for a doctoral (Ph.D.) thesis in socio-cultur...


Meeting the information needs of Inuit regarding contaminants
Principal Investigator: Usher, Peter J.
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993
Summary: The researchers will be continuing their interviews with community members on identifying contaminant issues and information needs related to those issues. Interviews will be conducted with a wide range of individuals, including harvesters, elders, women, youth and professionals. An appropriate communication strategy will be developed in an appropriate cultural and social context....


Inuit employment mobility study, Kitikmeot Region, NWT
Principal Investigator: Goehring, Brian
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Summary: The researcher will continue his study on the different types of economy present in Kitikmeot communities: the traditional econony derived from hunting, fishing and trapping, and the wage economy. This study examines the sources of cash income, particularly those derived from seasonal, part-time and rotational employment. The study's results may identify trends in wage-labour employment and a st...


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