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Human Dimensions of a Thawing Landscape
Principal Investigator: Strickert, Graham
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The purpose of the research is to advance understanding about how existing knowledge (e.g. social and biophysical science products and ancestral and local knowledge) can be used to meet the needs of communities to develop climate adaptation strategies. Researchers seek to answer the questions: “How can biophysical and social science products combine to meet the needs of northern Aboriginal communi...


Examining how research knowledge is shared in the Slave River Delta
Principal Investigator: Steelman, Toddi
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The overall purpose of this project, based on direction from the Slave River Delta Partnership (SRDP), is to explore how water research and monitoring information is shared within the communities of Fort Resolution and Fort Smith and identify community-preferred best practices for knowledge sharing. There are four main objectives: 1) look at the different ways information is currently being s...


Picturing the Thelon River: Restor(y)ing Denesoline relations en route to the headwaters
Principal Investigator: Grimwood, Bryan S.R.
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The purpose of this research is to work collaboratively with the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation to reveal and restore Denesoline relationships to the Thelon River watershed. The study involves three objectives: 1) to foster and celebrate Denesoline cultural livelihoods by recording, experiencing, and exchanging local and traditional knowledge associated with the Thelon; 2) to synthesize, analyze, an...


Polar bear traditional knowledge for the Beaufort Sea
Principal Investigator: Maraj, Ramona
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The researcher will gather local and traditional knowledge related to the population status of polar bears, and the influence that climate change has had on polar bears and their habitat in the Beaufort Sea. The information from interviews will be used to develop a description of acceptable management practices and management goals for polar bears. The researcher can then compare that information ...


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...


Social Networks as a Livelihood Strategy among K’asho Got’ine Youth
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This research aims to explore the following questions: 1) What are the characteristics (composition, structure, relationships, transactions, and flexibility) of social networks associated with the sharing of caribou and moose in the community of Fort Good Hope? What role do youth play in those networks? 2) What role do these social networks play in the livelihoods of resident and non-resident...


Transferring Mine Knowledge: a Look at Complex-Value-Based Strategies in the Wek'eezhii Region of the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Chouinard, Rebecca R
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: This license has been issued for the scientific research application #875. This research aims to define a recognized model for transferring technical knowledge related to mining operations to communities and resource managers in an un-biased manner that speaks to the needs and values of the community. If successful, this knowledge-transfer model will aid in negotiations, regulatory reviews, and...


Arctic Gardens: Voices from an Abundant Land
Principal Investigator: Ayers, Harvard G
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007
Summary: The purpose of this project is to publicize the rich cultural heritage of Arctic Aboriginal peoples, especially as relates to their relationship to the land. The plan is to interview people (mostly Aboriginal) and publish a book, to bring their voices to the Canadian and American public, and to humanize these subjects so that the human rights component of the energy policy debate is brought to the...


The Influence of Aging, Social Structure, and Money on Subsistence Among Adult Inuit in Two Canadian Communities
Principal Investigator: Collings, Peter F
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: This study is an examination of subsistence involvement among the first cohort of Inuit born and raised within the context of settlement life. The study is part of a longitudinal and comparative study of subsistence in two communities: Ulukhaktok (Northwest Territories) and Clyde River (Nunavut). In particular, the research seeks to determine the importance of a number of factors (traditional mate...


Thick description of the change of Canada's First Nations traditions in history: Discussion of Clifford Geertz's anthropological approach based on field studies in Canada
Principal Investigator: Fremgen, Barbara A.
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2006
Summary: This doctoral study aims to explore Clifford Geertz’s approach towards understanding culture and humanity. Geertz’s methodology of “thick description” will be employed to arrive at an understanding of the issues of identity, culture and change among indigenous peoples in Canada. This year the study will focus on working with the Inuvialuit communities of Inuvik and Holman. The primary method o...


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