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Culturally Appropriate Search and Rescue (SAR) Prevention and Survival Training in the Sahtú Region, Northwest Territories: An On-the-Land Program
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The research question is "how can on-the-land programming strengthen Sahtú residents’ ability to avoid the need for search and rescue and their chances of survival if search and rescue is needed?" The main objectives of this project are to: 1) provide youth with the opportunity to experience life on-the-land in a safe and controlled environment; 2) share traditional knowledge from elders to y...


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...


The Role of Traditional Knowledge in the Reclamation and Monitoring of Mines in Northern Canada
Principal Investigator: Baydack, Micki
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1) identify the socio-economic predictions made by communities affected by the Diavik Diamond Mining Project; 2) determine the degrees of “accommodation” made in relation to the predicted effects including what measures were taken to mitigate or manage problems created and determine what issues remain unaddressed; and, 3) develop a framework and tool for comm...


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...


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...


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...


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