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Pyrogeographies in context: Geographies of wildfire knowledge in Canada
Principal Investigator: Sutherland, Colin R
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This project is about how wildfire experts come to understand and manage fire on diverse Canadian landscapes and within the context of a changing environmental policy regime. It aims to consider how a specific government agency, Parks Canada, and its staff come to manage and produce scientific knowledge on various fire-dependent ecosystems and use fire as a tool of environmental care. This project...


From Dene Kede to Dene Ts’ili: Review of Dene Language and Cultural Revitalization Initiatives in the Sahtu Region
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This collaborative project involving community and academic collaborators seeks to synthesize knowledge about North Slavey language and cultural revitalization as a core component of evolving community visions for Dene ts'ili (being Dene, Dene ways of life) in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories. The project reflects upon the documented history of Dene language revitalization efforts in ...


Digital Knowledge Translation tools for parents, on common pediatric conditions in emergency department visits
Principal Investigator: Scott, Shannon D
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The purpose of the study is to work with parents to develop, refine, and evaluate the usability of arts-based, digital knowledge translation videos, specifically three whiteboard animation videos and an interactive infographic, for parents of children who have otitis media, fever, or receiving needle pokes. A mixed method design will be used to determine the usability of knowledge translation (...


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...


Collaborative Research: Food Sovereignty and Self-Governance – Inuit Role in Managing Arctic Marine Resources
Principal Investigator: Behe, Carolina
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: Objectives if this research project are to: 1) synthesize and evaluate existing legal frameworks for Inuit self-governance reflected in legal authorities in the United States and Canada; 2) evaluate how existing Inuit self-governance approaches operate in practice by examining four co-management case studies as examples of approaches to food sovereignty, in order to gain a comprehensive understand...


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...


Developing YKDFN Youth-Led Health Messaging Programs with Communities
Principal Investigator: Lines, Laurie-Ann
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The main goal of this research is to understand Yellowknife Dene First Nation (YKDFN) youth’s and community views on health, community strengths, and appropriate communication and message development activities to develop a suitable youth-led health messaging intervention. Capturing views on community strengths will allow the research project to be created from an asset-based point of reference an...


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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