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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 ...


"We had a good mind to do it": Oral Histories of Aboriginal Forest Firefighters, Fort Smith (NT)
Principal Investigator: Ruttan, Lia
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective is to carry out research that records, preserves and shares the knowledge, values, experience and techniques used by former Aboriginal firefighters who worked on fire crews based out of Fort Smith NT. They have years of accumulated experience fighting fire in the NT, Wood Buffalo National Park and northern Alberta. The research team aim to use Indigenous and community-based research ...


“Framing” Negotiation: the process of agreement making between multinational corporations and Indigenous communities’ in the resource extraction context
Principal Investigator: Lightfoot, Sheryl
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The main objective of this research is to generate a better understanding of agreement making in the resource extraction context. It will focus on negotiation as a critical component; existing work tends to emphasize agreement outcomes. Arguably the negotiation preceding agreement making requires further analysis. For example, how factors in this process impact upon or shape the agreement created ...


Knowledge Co-Production for the Identification and Selection of Ecological, Social, and Economic Indicators for the Beaufort Sea
Principal Investigator: Loseto, Lisa
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The overarching objective of this project is to bring together indicators from multiple sources, along with multi-stakeholder perspectives, to provide a comprehensive evaluation of indicators to meet the goals of managing agencies. In order to accomplish this the research team aim to: 1) Identify the stakeholder objectives to be used for monitoring marine resources, 2) creating a comprehensive dat...


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