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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 ...


Human Dimensions of a Thawing Landscape
Principal Investigator: Strickert, Graham
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The purpose of the research is to advance understanding about how existing knowledge (e.g. social and biophysical science products and ancestral and local knowledge) can be used to meet the needs of communities to develop climate adaptation strategies. Researchers seek to answer the questions: “How can biophysical and social science products combine to meet the needs of northern Aboriginal communi...


Non-Canonical Relative Clauses: Universals and Variation in Compositionality
Principal Investigator: Shimoyama, Junko
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to understand how the meanings of sentences are related to the meanings of individual words and the way words are combined in different languages. ‘Compositionality’, a word in the title of this project, means how words are combined. Participation in this project will include a meeting with the researcher(s) doing this study and being interviewed up to ab...


Natural resource development, privatized aid, and sport for development in Canada
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: There are three key objectives to this research: First, to investigate how the politics of privatized aid provided by the extractives sector shape sport for development (SFD) initiatives in Canada; second, to examine the benefits and challenges involved in new partnerships between the private companies that fund SFD initiatives, the non-profit organizations (NPOs) that deliver them, and the commun...


Toxic Legacies: Community Perspectives on Arsenic Pollution at Yellowknife's Giant Mine
Principal Investigator: Sandlos, John K
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The objective is to use academic and non-academic media to examine and communicate community perspectives on the history, and current problem, of arsenic deposition in Yellowknife. The research team will not only ask how these historical memories have influenced the current controversy over the Giant Mine Remediation Project, but will also examine the challenges of communicating the extreme hazard...


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