Principal Investigator:Parkins, John R Licenced Year(s):
Given the current development context in the NWT and the call for improved data collection pertaining to social and cultural well-being, project objectives are three fold: (1) Assess current Aboriginal cultural practices with respect to Aboriginal language use, country food harvest, and other practices; (2) Compare current levels of Aboriginal cultural practices with earlier research (e.g., Fort L...
Principal Investigator:Loovers, Jan Peter L. Licenced Year(s):
This research will build on anthropological work undertaken with the Gwich’in in the first decades of the twentieth century. A continuation of ethnographical work will benefit Gwich’in communities and offer clearer insight into the relations between bush and community life, presenting the opportunity to explore this relationship at different levels, namely household, local, regional, national and ...
Principal Investigator:Fremgen, Barbara A. Licenced Year(s):
The researcher will be investigating philosopher Clifford Geertz’s research and how he understands culture and humanity. His most important method, thick description, will be used by the researcher to get to know more about the cultures present in Inuvik by observing, writing descriptions and analyzing meaningful behaviours. The researcher will then use this experience of applying Clifford Geertz’...
Principal Investigator:Wicks, Darren Licenced Year(s):
The objective of the research is to develop a Dene Games Educational Website for Chief Jimmy Bruneau School that can be used as an educational tool in the classroom. The website will be about the history, cultural significance, stories, old and new pict...
Principal Investigator:Fabijan, Michael F Licenced Year(s):
This study will focus on collecting information from Inuvialuit elders and harvesters, both male and female. 20-25 members from each community will be interviewed. The area of concern will be the lease area (EL 420) and adjacent lands, including Pelly Is...
Principal Investigator:Fafard, MÚlanie Licenced Year(s):
Working in collaboration with the Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute (GSCI), the researcher, from the University of Alberta, will examine how the Gwich'in define heritage and how they wish to preserve and foster an appreciation of that heritage. The...
Principal Investigator:McCartney, Leslie Licenced Year(s):
Since the summer of 2001, the GSCI has undertaken a research project aimed at examining the question of how the Gwich'in define heritage and how they wish to preserve and foster an appreciation of their heritage in a way that reflects their own worldview...
Principal Investigator:Main Johnson, Leslie Licenced Year(s):
It is hoped that this project will help to pass on the traditional knowledge of Elders to younger generations before this knowledge and their skills are lost. Documentation of Gwich'in TEK may also help in developing sustainable ways of living within northern lands in the future.
The reseacher's specific activities include: extended particpatory trips on the land to Gwich'in trapping camps, fish ...
Principal Investigator:Wolki, Lena Licenced Year(s):
The Sachs Harbour Elders & Youth Councils wish to pursue the continuation of the Oral & Traditional Knowledge / History of Banks Island with focus on northern areas of the Island. Before going to Aulavik National Park, the elders participating will be visited and shown a map of the park and the surrounding area to see how many traditional place names they can recall and how many places they actual...
Principal Investigator:Dressler, Wolfram Licenced Year(s):
The objective of the study is to identify both the current and future positive and negative impacts of nature-based tourism within the Delta. The study will be carried out through the Inuvik Research Centre. Tourists will be canvassed at drop-off points and surveys will be mailed out according to visitor listings. Visitor surveys will be left at camp grounds and hotels. The same procedure will occ...