12 record(s) found with the tag "spiritual beliefs" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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The Wind Will Not Wait For You: Sahtuot'ine Spirituality
Principal Investigator: Tatti, Fibbie
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The purpose of the thesis is to develop a clear definition and description of spirituality as understood by the Sahtuot’ine of Deline. The Principal Investigator (PI) intends to distinguish spirituality (yedii), worldview (Dene K’e Ka?edeni?a) and medicine power (?ik’o). The PI will rely primarily on stories told by elders over many years, recordings from the Deline community archive, and pers...


The Limits of Sovereignty: Practices of Indigeneity among the Teetl'it Gwich'in
Principal Investigator: Alexie, Elaine D.
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to gather information on practices of Indigeneity: the spiritual, physical, and cultural practices of the Teetl’it Gwich’in from the community of Fort McPherson. The researcher will be interviewing Teetl’it Gwich’in knowledge holders who can provide insight to the concept of Indigeneity and the significance it holds for them. A major focus of this project ...


Death and Dying: Perspectives of a First Nations Community in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Blake, Ruth A
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: The licence is issued for the scientific research application #858. The objective of the research project is to understand how the Gwich'in people of Fort McPherson perceived death and dying historically, and how death and dying is currently viewed. This research also aims to document protocols surrounding death and dying in the this community. The knowledge may educate those in the medical an...


Interaction of the Christian and Traditional Spirituality Among the Dene Nation.
Principal Investigator: Bedard, Joanne
Licenced Year(s): 1996
Summary: This work will involve talking to Band leaders, Elders, members of the Dene Cultural Institute and others suggested by DCI staff. Method of data collection will be designed in co-operation with community members, facilitated through DCI. Observation of the annual leadership meeting at Hay River will be included as a snapshot of current Dene socio-political issues. Confidentiality will be maintai...


Traditional Dene Medicine in Use in the Dogrib Area
Principal Investigator: Ryan, Joan
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Summary: No baseline information has been systematically collected for the Dene about traditional use of plants and animal parts used for healing. There are still several Dogrib elders who hold and use this information and the Dene are eager to have this knowledge documented so so that they can teach it to young people....


Ethnobotany of North Baffin Island Inuit: Native Knowledge of Plant Resources in Kangaqlugaapik, NWT.
Principal Investigator: Borre, Kristen
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: The researchers will collect samples of plants Inuit indicate are important to their lives, including nutritional, economic, ecological, social, cultural and religious importance. The uses and meaning of the plants and the land on which they grow will be discussed with Inuit and recorded. The way in which Inuit think about plants and how they use them will be analyzed....


Inuit Traditional and Modern Leadership from the Shamans' era to the up-coming self-government period; (2) Inuit Leaders, in the new political development
Principal Investigator: D'Anglure, Bernard Saladin
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: The research will involve the study of Inuit leaders and political development. How one became a leader among the Inuit, traditionally and in the present time using factors such as kinship, leadership, personal performance, authority and religious power will be be investigated....


Northern Indigenous Concepts of the Natural Environment
Principal Investigator: Rochon, Timm
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Summary: The Researcher will conduct informal interviews to learn about Dene concepts and attitudes of nature and the relationship they believe themselves to have with their surrounding natural environment. The questions will focus on Dene ceremonies, rituals, prechristian religion and the manner in which these issues influence and encompass a Dene concept of nature....


Rites coutumiers/Customary Rituals
Principal Investigator: Blaisel, Xavier
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Summary: The Researcher will study customary rituals from Inuit. Specific work will focus on understanding historic Inuit roles and behaviors surrounding the birth of children with the co-operation of the Iqaluit Elders Society....


Licence #2791
Principal Investigator: D'Anglure, Bernard Saladin
Licenced Year(s): 1982
Summary: To continue studies of Inuit history, traditional religion and customs. Interviews and recordings will be conducted....


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