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Human-Beluga Relations and Subsistence Hunting in Aklavik, NT
Principal Investigator: Worden, Elizabeth G
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The aim of the proposed research is to improve understanding of human-beluga whale relations over time and the implications of change for subsistence livelihoods in Aklavik. The aim will be achieved through three objectives: 1) to document and describe the role and importance of subsistence hunting in the community of Aklavik, with a specific focus on human-beluga relations; 2) to examine local ...


Community-based evaluation of muskox health in the Canadian North
Principal Investigator: Kutz, Susan M.
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objective of this project is to integrate traditional ecological knowledge and western scientific methodology to investigate the impact of diseases and climate change on muskox population dynamics and evaluate how local community knowledge can be formally incorporated into wildlife monitoring, health policy, and management. The research will be done simultaneously in two communities in the ...


Inuvialuit traditional trails
Principal Investigator: Aporta, Claudio
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this study are: 1. To document Inuit mobility patterns of Inuvialuit; 2. To create a series of regional maps that will show networks of routes connecting the Inuvialuit region, as well as the totality of the Canadian Arctic; 3. To gather further evidence to establish that mobility is a central factor of Inuit occupancy; 4. To gather evidence of systematic use of marine, coast...


Hybrid knowledge in practice: Engaging Aboriginal youth in environmental governance in Northern Canada.
Principal Investigator: Caine, Ken J
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: In this exploration of youth environmental knowledge the research team ask, how do Délinegotine youth understand, express and apply knowledge that is simultaneously derived from Dene traditional knowledge and school-based science studies? This study is a qualitative exploration of how northern Aboriginal youth in Déline, NT navigate both western science and traditional knowledge in schools and com...


Learning from Mothers, Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers about Breastfeeding in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Moffitt, Pertice M
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. conduct retrospective chart audits to provide epidemiological data on breastfeeding initiation and duration rates; 2. conduct focus group meetings with grandmothers and great-grandmothers to learn about past practices and traditional knowledge about caring for babies; 3. conduct semi-structured interviews with mothers to learn about the determi...


Tracking Change... Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The broad goal of the project is to create opportunities to collaboratively document and share local and traditional knowledge (LTK) about social-ecological change in the Mackenzie River Basin, Lower Mekong, and Lower Amazon Basins and determine its’ role in watershed governance. The project will fund 8-10 community-based and collaborative research activities in the Mackenzie River Basin that deal...


Culturally Appropriate Search and Rescue (SAR) Prevention and Survival Training in the Sahtú Region, Northwest Territories: An On-the-Land Program
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The research question is "how can on-the-land programming strengthen Sahtú residents’ ability to avoid the need for search and rescue and their chances of survival if search and rescue is needed?" The main objectives of this project are to: 1) provide youth with the opportunity to experience life on-the-land in a safe and controlled environment; 2) share traditional knowledge from elders to y...


Project Jewel: Using Inuvialuit ways of Knowing to Understand How On-the-Land Programming Can Foster Wellness
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this project is to better understand how Project Jewel’s on-the-land programming offers culturally safe and trauma and violence informed programs that meet the self-identified needs of residents of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. This research is deeply rooted within community-based research (CBR) best practices, including the Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (“OCAP...


Traditional Sahtú Dene and Yellowknives Dene Astronomy and Sky-Related Knowledge
Principal Investigator: Holton, Gary
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The research objective is to document Sahtú Dene and Yellowknives Dene astronomy and sky-related knowledge. Results will appear in the researcher’s Ph.D. dissertation on Northern Dene astronomy and may be published in a book on the same topic at a later date. The research team will also produce educational materials for participating communities such as a bilingual star chart, lists of sky-related...


Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Co-op: Community and individual Engagement Analysis
Principal Investigator: Gagnon, Catherine A
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2017 2015 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008 2006
Summary: The objectives of this research is to: 1) assess the processes used by the Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Co-op (ABEKC) to communicate within and beyond its members; 2) to assess the contributions of the ABEKC in terms of building capacity, bonds and common learning amongst its participants: scientists, community monitors, board members, representative from local organisation; and, 3) to ...


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