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Tracking Denesoline Knowledge and Narratives along the Ancestral Waters of the Snowdrift River
Principal Investigator: Belanger, Brendan BB
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The main objective of this study is to record and highlight Denesoline traditional knowledge (TK) and stories transmitted during a multi-day travel experience on the Snowdrift River. This research aims to highlight the importance of critically analysing the role of the researcher, highlighting Denesoline TK narratives instead of 'systemic others', and in highlighting the roles TK plays in self-det...


Community involvement in technology infrastructure in Northern Canada
Principal Investigator: Fontaine, Trish
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The Principal Investigator (PI) will interview participants of the digital panel forum and members of community organizations in the north to get a sense of how and why digital connectivity is important. The PI would like to make available the results such as what next steps are needed, what part of the process went well what did not and how communities can now benefit from this infrastructure. Wi...


Human-Beluga Relations and Subsistence Hunting in Aklavik, NT
Principal Investigator: Worden, Elizabeth G
Licenced Year(s): 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 ...


Recipes for literacy
Principal Investigator: Saxon, Leslie A.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: There are two research objectives: 1) to develop a bilingual Tlicho-English recipe and instruction book with collaboration from Tlicho language and culture experts and community members. This will be a community resource. (There may be instructions relating to cooking that are not exactly recipes, but the research team will refer to them as “recipes” in what follows.) 2) The research focuses on me...


Physical Activity Monitor (PAM)
Principal Investigator: Myles, Richard G
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2015 2014
Summary: The 2016-2017 Physical Activity Monitor (PAM), specifically, will examine physical activity levels of Canadians and will permit the comparison of activity levels over time, sport participation, and furthermore will examine physical activity and sport opportunities available in Canadian communities, such as availability, usage, and satisfaction with places to walk or bicycle, trails, green spaces, ...


Addressing rural and remote healthcare workplace satisfaction during change
Principal Investigator: Dimsdale, Wilson H
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to create a plan for improved employee workplace satisfaction, and for improved employee retention. The research methodology will consist of a descriptive quantitative study involving primary research using a survey that the Principal Investigator (PI) has created. The descriptive quantitative approach was selected because the subjects will only be measured onc...


ACCESS Open Minds: Youth mental health – Ulukhaktok
Principal Investigator: Malla, Ashok
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objective of this project is to transform mental health services for youth aged 11–25 in Ulukhaktok, and to evaluate the impact of these services. The research team will do this by culturally adapting and applying evidence-based strategies, training local staff to take ownership of and provide leadership for the project, and maximizing the collaboration and engagement of youth, family members,...


Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law Project
Principal Investigator: Bakker, Karen
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The project goal is to enhance effective, equitable Indigenous co-governance of water resources through pursuing five objectives: 1) to critically conceptualize the potential for reciprocal coordination of, and complementarity between, evolving common ("Western") and Indigenous water law and governance frameworks; 2) to develop innovative methods for co-researching Indigenous Water Governance, b...


Exploring Indigenous Digital Literacy with Gwich'in Tribal Council Department of Heritage
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Rob
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This project supports the development of a research partnership between the University of Alberta and the Gwich'in Tribal Council's Department of Cultural Heritage (GTC) that focuses on Digital Content and Connectivity in the North. The project partners are jointly developing a workshop on this topic to be held in Inuvik in summer 2017. The workshop focuses on different aspects of Indigenous digit...


Has the provision of annual basic veterinary services improved the health and welfare of dogs and improved community concerns around dogs in the Sahtu Settlement Area of the Northwest Territories?
Principal Investigator: Baker, Tessa
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to evaluate the annual Sahtu veterinary program in four of the Sahtu communities (Colville Lake, Deline, Fort Good Hope, and Tulita). This will be done by determining the reach of the program in each community (the number of dogs seen by the program out of the total number of dogs in each community), any changes in dog health and welfare, as well as understanding ...


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