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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 ...


Decolonizing Water Indigenous Research Methods
Principal Investigator: Coulthard, Glen
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The goal is to enhance effective, equitable Indigenous co-governance of water resources through pursuing the following 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...


On the land and in the water: connecting and disconnecting the Mackenzie Delta
Principal Investigator: Krause, Franz
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This research project aims to document and analyse current uses and meanings of the Mackenzie Delta, focusing on people living in and around Aklavik. This will include information on people's livelihood practices, mobility, and senses of belonging. Research will consider delta uses and meanings in particular in relation to the delta's social and ecological volatility and people's creative response...


Envisioning Sustainable Heritage in the Face of Climate Change: A call to align national heritage management policies across borders
Principal Investigator: Haboucha, Rebecca
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to establish sustainable methodologies that provide the long-term preservation know-how for cultural heritage at risk from climate change by stakeholders within and between nations. A multivocal approach will be used to adapt and safeguard heritage that otherwise will be lost due to the impacts of climate change for future generations. Two groups have been chosen ...


Examining alcohol warning labels as a tool to increase public awareness of alcohol-related health risks and reduce alcohol intake at the population level.
Principal Investigator: Hobin, Erin P
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: To test, in the real-world, if labelling alcohol containers with a health message, national drinking guidelines, and standard drink information supports more informed and safer alcohol use. Alcohol Warning Label Intervention – Consistent with evidence for effective warning labels, a full colour alcohol warning label communicating: 1) a health message linking alcohol and cancer, 2) Canada’s natio...


Digital Library North
Principal Investigator: Shiri, Ali
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: Specific objectives are to: 1) investigate and identify the information needs and information seeking behaviour of community members in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR); 2) develop a digital library of information resources; 3) explore appropriate methodologies for treatment of cultural heritage information; 4) create a culturally appropriate metadata framework as a basis for resource descri...


Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations
Principal Investigator: Jaffe, Peter
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The purpose of the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is to enhance and inform domestic violence risk assessment, risk management and safety planning strategies in order to decrease the risk of lethality for particular vulnerable populations (i.e.Indigenous people; rural, northern and remote communities; immigrants and refugees; and children expo...


Pine Point Rail Bed - Traditional Knowledge and Users' Survey
Principal Investigator: Milley, Christopher
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this project is to gain information that will be used to produce a Traditional Knowledge and Users' report specific to the area within the Pine Point Rail Bed site boundaries and address information gaps in traditional land use and recreational use of First Nations, Métis and local site users. Primary data collection will seek to identify and describe communities and organizat...


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