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Has the provision of annual basic veterinary services improved the health and welfare of dogs and improved community concerns around dogs in the Sahtu Settlement Area of the Northwest Territories?
Principal Investigator: Baker, Tessa
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to evaluate the annual Sahtu veterinary program in four of the Sahtu communities (Colville Lake, Deline, Fort Good Hope, and Tulita). This will be done by determining the reach of the program in each community (the number of dogs seen by the program out of the total number of dogs in each community), any changes in dog health and welfare, as well as understanding ...


Decolonizing Water Indigenous Research Methods
Principal Investigator: Coulthard, Glen
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The goal is to enhance effective, equitable Indigenous co-governance of water resources through pursuing the following 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...


Envisioning Sustainable Heritage in the Face of Climate Change: A call to align national heritage management policies across borders
Principal Investigator: Haboucha, Rebecca
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to establish sustainable methodologies that provide the long-term preservation know-how for cultural heritage at risk from climate change by stakeholders within and between nations. A multivocal approach will be used to adapt and safeguard heritage that otherwise will be lost due to the impacts of climate change for future generations. Two groups have been chosen ...


Digital Library North
Principal Investigator: Shiri, Ali
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: Specific objectives are to: 1) investigate and identify the information needs and information seeking behaviour of community members in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR); 2) develop a digital library of information resources; 3) explore appropriate methodologies for treatment of cultural heritage information; 4) create a culturally appropriate metadata framework as a basis for resource descri...


Pine Point Rail Bed - Traditional Knowledge and Users' Survey
Principal Investigator: Milley, Christopher
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this project is to gain information that will be used to produce a Traditional Knowledge and Users' report specific to the area within the Pine Point Rail Bed site boundaries and address information gaps in traditional land use and recreational use of First Nations, Métis and local site users. Primary data collection will seek to identify and describe communities and organizat...


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...


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