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Community-based food systems research in Yellowknife, NT
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research is to support the implementation of the Yellowknife Food Charter and related local food activities in Yellowknife. Specific objectives are: 1) to work with and support local groups (Ecology North and the Yellowknife Farmers Market) to identify community-based strategies to promote and implement local food production and develop a sustainable food system; 2) to...


APPLE Schools Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Veugelers, Paulus
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: In September 2018, APPLE Schools is expanding to two schools in the NWT. The research team will conduct a baseline evaluation in May 2018 that will provide information about students attending these expansion schools, parents and school principals. Data obtained will be used by the schools and assigned School Health Facilitator (SHF) to help inform the development of school specific action plans. ...


Reconciling Traditional Knowledge Through Protocols: A Framework for Indigenous Communities and Publishers
Principal Investigator: Pruys, Sarah
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The first objective of this research is to explore established and emerging research on how Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Traditional Knowledge (TK) interact in Canada and across the world, and examine what solutions have been proposed thus far. The Principal Investigator (PI) will build on this research by working in collaboration with local Indigenous communities using a community-based...


Sahtú Benígodi: Traditional Knowledge of Great Bear Lake and its Watershed
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The purpose of this project is to build a comprehensive database of Traditional Knowledge of the Great Bear Lake and its watershed to form an environmental baseline for the cumulative impacts of climate change and development. By compiling the rich history and stories from existing literature, studies and other initiatives from the community, the research team will be able to build a comprehensive...


Supporting Food Security in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region: Working with Communities to Integrate Participatory Methods, Tools and Knowledge
Principal Investigator: Wesche, Sonia D
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015
Summary: Building on the long-standing research collaboration, the research team will: 1) work with community Research Assistants to conduct a public engagement process in the six Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) communities; 2) identify and prioritize existing and desired community-based initiatives to support food security in terms of country food, market food and locally-produced food, recognizing the...


Turning Points: A collaborative digital storytelling project in Yellowknife
Principal Investigator: Klein, Peter
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The research team hope to address and counter the history of researchers and journalists taking Indigenous stories and knowledge away from communities. Instead, the team hope to work in a good way to create, edit, and share stories that are meaningful to participants and their communities, and that counter harmful stereotypes. To do this, the research team will develop and reflect on a strategy fo...


Challenging Norms: Exploring the materiality of gender in the Western Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Goodwin, Rebecca L
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: This project will use ethnographic methods to document the relationships that descendant communities and heritage professionals have with gendered objects, both archaeological and modern. Historically, archaeologists have created and maintained a simplistic and binary understanding of gender in their documentation of Inuvialuit cultural history, without considering their own role in the creation o...


50+ and Elders Health Survey in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Sharma, Sangita
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: Indigenous seniors may face many challenges in accessing health care, and day-to-day living supports. These challenges may be isolation from health and community centers, unable to get to the centers to use the services available or they may not speak English. Seniors have a high risk of heart disease, diabetes, falls, as well as possible decline in memory and thinking skills. However, there is ve...


Integrating Gwich’in and Inuvialuit perspectives into a community school in the Northwest Territories: a case study
Principal Investigator: Debassige, Brent
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The goal of this study is to investigate how teachers, staff, and community members are integrating Inuvialuit and Gwich’in issues, perspectives, and languages in one school in the Northwest Territories. The information gathered from this case study will help to inform and improve professional development opportunities offered in the school. In this basic qualitative study, the research support st...


HBSC - Health Behaviour in School-aged Children
Principal Investigator: Pickett, William
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2005 2002
Summary: The study titled, Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), is a cross-national research project conducted by the Social Program Evaluation Group (SPEG) at Queen’s University in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO Europe) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The HBSC study aims to gain insight into, and increase understanding of, the health behaviours and attitud...


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