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Food Security, Environment and Community Health: Integrating Participatory Methods, Tools and Knowledge to Promote Food Security in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Principal Investigator: Wesche, Sonia D
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this study are to: 1. Examine quantitatively, the role of country foods in the contemporary Inuit diet, including their nutritional and economic importance, and the dynamics between the country and market food dimensions of the diet; 2. Better understand market food price variations across the region and seasonal fluctuations, and examine the role of food prices in dietary qual...


Conditionals and temporal expressions in Tlicho Yatii
Principal Investigator: Anisman, Adar
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: This research has two main objectives are to: 1. conduct linguistics research about the structure and meaning of conditional clauses and counterfactuals in Tlicho; and, 2. work towards updating the online Tlicho dictionary with new words, audio for existing words, and additional example sentences to existing entries. Participants will be asked to translate sentences from English to Tlicho aft...


Inuvialuktun Energy Terminology Development
Principal Investigator: Adams, Sheena E
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: In collaboration with the Inuvialuit, Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) and Royal Roads University the Principal Investigator proposes to develop Inuvialuktun energy terminology. The new terms will be used in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region for education and communication about energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy. The completed project could be replicated to the other 10 official lang...


Integrating Local Knowledge of Ecologically Sensitive and Culturally Important Marine Areas in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Principal Investigator: Parker, Colleen
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1. establish a long-term geo-spatial ship track database (1990-present) in Arctic Canada; 2. identify temporal and spatial shipping trends and establish ‘zones of high commercial and non-commercial shipping activity’; and, 3. create ‘local marine use zones’ including sensitive ecological and socio-cultural sites for overlay and integration into the norther...


Using Inuvialuit and Gwich'in observations to monitor environmental change in the Beaufort Delta Region
Principal Investigator: Lantz, Trevor C.
Licenced Year(s): 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...


Community-based evaluation of muskox health in the Canadian North
Principal Investigator: Kutz, Susan M.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this project is to integrate traditional ecological knowledge and western scientific methodology to investigate the impact of diseases and climate change on muskox population dynamics and evaluate how local community knowledge can be formally incorporated into wildlife monitoring, health policy, and management. The research will be done simultaneously in two communities in the ...


A Health and Social Service Provider's Perspective on the Evolution of School-Based Care
Principal Investigator: Campbell, Natalie G.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority - Fort Smith Region offers a youth-focused option for adolescents accessing health and mental health care, support, and services called The Health Café, located in a less intimidating, more comfortable environment - at the local high school. It is hoped that studying the evolution of The Health Café through the perspective of the provi...


Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve Traditional Knowledge Study
Principal Investigator: Uunila, Laani
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: Objectives of this research are: 1. to identify place names, present and past harvesting or hunting areas, modern trails and the identification of archaeological sites, cultural landscapes and landscape features and places of cultural importance within park boundaries; 2. to collect information about the values attached to these places in the park; 3. to record oral histories that relate to the...


Breaking Trail: Developing community-engaged curriculum with former residential schools students in the NWT
Principal Investigator: Dutton, Jessica N
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1. Document the community engagement and curriculum development process and provide a visual representation of the process; 2. Explore the experiences of community stakeholders who participated in the process; 3. Share the strengths and weaknesses of this curriculum development approach from the perspective of community participants and government; and, 4...


Foundations for Student Persistence and Success in Inuit Nunangat
Principal Investigator: O'Gorman, Melanie
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The Chair of the National Committee on Inuit Education, wrote of a vision for Inuit schools and communities that would “graduate bilingual Inuit children with the skills and knowledge to contribute with pride and confidence to the 21st century”. This work aims to address two questions: 1. What is contributing to Inuit students’ persistence in school, particularly at grade transitions? 2. How is ...


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