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Boom/Bust in Canada: tempering Canadian experiences of resource-dependency
Principal Investigator: Deacon, Leith
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The broad research question that the project proposes to address is: What are the social, environmental, economic, and policy implications of ongoing extraction dependency on resource-based communities (RBCs) and how can the long-term resiliency of these communities be improved? Beginning in St. John’s, NL, Yellowknife, NT and the Yellowknives Dene First Nations (YKDFN) as ‘regional hubs’ within E...


Land-based Learning in Teetl’it Zheh: A University-Community Bush Camp Partnership
Principal Investigator: Gaudry, Adam
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objectives of this research project is to establish a community bush camp school as a site to renew Gwich’in land-based activities. This bush camp school will provide a critical land-based education for Gwich’in youth, guided by elders, where learning activities will be overseen by traditional Gwich’in governance. The project will incorporate a decolonial research methodology that will c...


Physical Activity Monitor 2018
Principal Investigator: Myles, Richard G
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2015 2014
Summary: The 2017-2018 Physical Activity Monitor (PAM), specifically, will examine physical activity levels of Canadians and will permit the comparison of activity levels over time, sport participation, and furthermore will examine physical activity and sport opportunities available in Canadian communities, such as availability, usage, and satisfaction with places to walk or bicycle, trails, green spaces, ...


On the land and in the water: connecting and disconnecting the Mackenzie Delta
Principal Investigator: Krause, Franz
Licenced Year(s): 2018 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...


From Dene Kede to Dene Ts’ili: Review of Dene Language and Cultural Revitalization Initiatives in the Sahtu Region
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: This collaborative project involving community and academic collaborators seeks to synthesize knowledge about North Slavey language and cultural revitalization as a core component of evolving community visions for Dene ts'ili (being Dene, Dene ways of life) in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories. The project reflects upon the documented history of Dene language revitalization efforts in ...


Collaborative Research: Food Sovereignty and Self-Governance – Inuit Role in Managing Arctic Marine Resources
Principal Investigator: Behe, Carolina
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: to synthesize and evaluate existing legal frameworks for Inuit self-governance reflected in legal authorities in the United States (U.S.) and Canada; to evaluate how existing Inuit self-governance approaches operate in practice by examining four co-management case studies; to understand of the social, political, and institutional parameters affecting im...


Keeping Families Safe: Emergency Protection Orders in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Moffitt, Pertice M
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The objectives of this project are to improve the emergency protection order (EPO) process in the Northwest Territories, and, to increase knowledge about the EPO process amongst frontline workers and the general public. A case study approach will be used. Frontline workers (including Shelter workers, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Justice of the peace officers, Victim Service Workers, Communit...


ACCESS Open Minds: Youth mental health – Ulukhaktok
Principal Investigator: Malla, Ashok
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The objective of this project is to transform mental health services for youth aged 11–25 in Ulukhaktok, and to evaluate the impact of these services. The research team will do this by culturally adapting and applying evidence-based strategies, and maximizing the collaboration and engagement of youth, family members, community members, service providers from all sectors, and policy-makers. Among o...


Understanding syndemics and HIV/STI vulnerability among Northern Indigenous youth in Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Logie, Carmen
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of a peer leadership training workshop called FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) on young Indigenous men and women’s HIV vulnerability, empowerment and cultural connectedness. FOXY is an arts-based Indigenous agency created with young women in the NWT to foster communication and expression regarding sexuality. While the peer leadership ...


Community-based evaluation of muskox health in the Canadian North
Principal Investigator: Kutz, Susan M.
Licenced Year(s): 2018 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 ...


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