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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): 2018 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. The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) as the community partner in this research project will be the owner of the data and control the research p...


Sahtú Dene and Yellowknives Dene Astronomy and Sky-Related Knowledge
Principal Investigator: Holton, Gary
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The research objective is to document Sahtú Dene and Yellowknives Dene astronomy and sky-related knowledge as well as other supporting linguistic and cultural knowledge that may help contextualize the study. 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 educ...


Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law Project
Principal Investigator: Bakker, Karen
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The goal is to enhance effective, equitable Indigenous co-governance of water resources through pursuing five objectives: 1)Critically conceptualize the potential for reciprocal coordination of, and complementarity between, evolving common ("Western") and Indigenous water law and governance frameworks; 2)Develop innovative methods for co-researching Indigenous Water Governance, based on collabor...


The State Of Northwest Territories Country Food Systems: Planning For Long-Term Sustainability
Principal Investigator: Fresque-Baxter, Jennifer
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The Aurora Research Institute (ARI) and Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) have joined with research partners in communities, Canadian universities, and throughout the Northwest Territories (NWT), including Akaitcho Territory Government, to conduct research on the state of country food systems in the NWT. Jessica Dutton and Jennifer Fresqu...


Using Inuvialuit and Gwich'in observations to monitor environmental change in the Beaufort Delta Region
Principal Investigator: Lantz, Trevor C.
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Summary: The core objective of this research is to work with Inuvialuit and Gwich’in experts to document and share local observations of environmental conditions. Over time this will build a record of observations, against which future changes can be compared. To document local observations this research will employ methods including participatory photo-mapping, participatory-video, web-based mapping, phot...


Exploring Indigenous Digital Literacy with Gwich'in Tribal Council Department of Heritage
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Rob
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: This project builds on a successful pilot held in Summer 2017 to support an emerging research partnership between the University of Alberta and the Gwich'in Tribal Council (GTC) that focuses on Digital Content and Connectivity in the North. The project partners are jointly developing free two-day workshops on this topic to be held in the Gwich'in communities (Fort McPherson/Tsiigehtchic, Aklavik a...


Decolonizing Learning in Communities across Canada: Stories of Hope
Principal Investigator: Porter, Dave M
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The purpose of this project is to highlight the positive impacts of different approaches to decolonial education, which will hopefully ultimately arm teachers, schools and communities with the knowledge they need to move forward with the broad-sweeping changes that are required. Research questions include: What does decolonized education look like Indigenous communities/learners? What support...


Breaking Trail: Developing community-engaged curriculum with former residential schools students in the NWT
Principal Investigator: Porter, Dave M
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) to document the community engagement and curriculum development process and provide a visual representation of the process; 2) to explore the experiences of community stakeholders who participated in the process; 3) to share the strengths and weaknesses of this curriculum development approach from the perspective of community participants and government; a...


Human Dimensions of a Thawing Landscape
Principal Investigator: Strickert, Graham
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The purpose of the research is to advance understanding about how existing knowledge (e.g. social and biophysical science products and ancestral and local knowledge) can be used to meet the needs of communities to develop climate adaptation strategies. Researchers seek to answer the questions: “How can biophysical and social science products combine to meet the needs of northern Aboriginal communi...


Pyrogeographies in context: Geographies of wildfire knowledge in Canada
Principal Investigator: Sutherland, Colin R
Licenced Year(s): 2018 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...


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