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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): 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. This research is deeply rooted within community-based research (CBR) best practices, including the Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (“OCAP...


Traditional Sahtú Dene and Yellowknives Dene Astronomy and Sky-Related Knowledge
Principal Investigator: Holton, Gary
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The research objective is to document Sahtú Dene and Yellowknives Dene astronomy and sky-related knowledge. 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 educational materials for participating communities such as a bilingual star chart, lists of sky-related...


Developing YKDFN Youth-Led Health Messaging Programs with Communities
Principal Investigator: Lines, Laurie-Ann
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The main goal of this research is to understand Yellowknife Dene First Nation (YKDFN) youth’s and community views on health, community strengths, and appropriate communication and message development activities to develop a suitable youth-led health messaging intervention. Capturing views on community strengths will allow the research project to be created from an asset-based point of reference an...


Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Co-op: Community and individual Engagement Analysis
Principal Investigator: Gagnon, Catherine A
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2017 2015 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008 2006
Summary: The objectives of this research is to: 1) assess the processes used by the Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Co-op (ABEKC) to communicate within and beyond its members; 2) to assess the contributions of the ABEKC in terms of building capacity, bonds and common learning amongst its participants: scientists, community monitors, board members, representative from local organisation; and, 3) to ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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