66 record(s) found with the tag "traditional food" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Collaborative Research: Food Sovereignty and Self-Governance – Inuit Role in Managing Arctic Marine Resources
Principal Investigator: Behe, Carolina
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: Objectives if this research project are to: 1) synthesize and evaluate existing legal frameworks for Inuit self-governance reflected in legal authorities in the United States and Canada; 2) evaluate how existing Inuit self-governance approaches operate in practice by examining four co-management case studies as examples of approaches to food sovereignty, in order to gain a comprehensive understand...


Contaminant Biomonitoring in the Northwest Territories Mackenzie Valley: Investigating the Links Between Contaminant Exposure, Nutritional Status, and Country Food Use
Principal Investigator: Laird, Brian D
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The overall objective of this research is to promote country foods in the Dehcho Region in a way that balances contaminant risks and nutrient benefits in order to maximize nutrient status while minimizing mercury exposure. The research team will work towards this objective through the implementation of research that will consist of the biomonitoring study to evaluate country food usage patterns, c...


Sampling of Traditional Foods in Deline, NT in 2015/2016
Principal Investigator: Macdonald, Colin R
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objective of the study is to obtain statistically valid numbers of samples of major traditional food items and to analyse them for chemicals of concern, including mercury, and naturally-occurring radionuclides. The conclusions of this, and previous, food studies will be communicated to the community. Approximately 20 samples of moose or caribou, fish, and waterfowl will be obtained from...


Updating data on mercury levels in food fish species in lakes used by Deh Cho communities
Principal Investigator: Low, George
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) To determine which lakes are important as food sources in four Dehcho communities and which fish species are used for human food from these lakes using Traditional Knowledge. 2) To train community monitors to collect fish and other samples according to Environment Canada and Department of Fisheries and Oceans protocol. 3) To involve local school children i...


DREAM-GLOBAL: Planning and Implementing a Food Procurement Policy for Healthy Nutrition
Principal Investigator: Campbell, Norman
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The primary goal of the project is to introduce a healthier food program to Aklavik by working with community partners. The DREAM-GLOBAL research team, Aklavik Community Corporation, local health committee, as well as other partners will develop a plan to support programs and policies that will increase the awareness and availability of healthy foods and especially traditional foods, wherever poss...


Tlicho Dene Foodways
Principal Investigator: Walsh, David
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: To examine Tlicho relationships with the environment, specifically with food-animals, through the lens of foodways - the beliefs, practices, rituals, and culture around food. The hypothesis is that an ethnographic study of foodways will reveal a dynamic social relationship with animals and other beings in the environment. This research will involve the Rae-Edzo Friendship Center and local harveste...


Climate change impacts on Inuit food security in Canada’s Western Arctic: Constructing a comparative anthropological model to guide adaptation planning
Principal Investigator: Douglas, Vasiliki K
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2010
Summary: The purpose of this project is to assist the Inuvialuit in adaptation planning that will meet ongoing environmental and social challenges, while also maintaining their rights under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The existing knowledge, skills and networks that facilitate such adaptations are important community ‘assets’ that form the basis of capacity-building. The goal ...


Ethical Value and Market Value in a Canadian Wild Food Network
Principal Investigator: Gordon, Dylan
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: This research has two goals: 1) to determine how harvesters of wild mushrooms operating in the Northwest Territories find, harvest, process and sell them; and, 2) to determine how this process impacts the social, environmental and economic interests of local communities and the land. The method is called ethnographic participant observation. This means to observe the actions of the study partic...


Community Perspectives on the Health of Caribou, Moose, and Deer Populations around Fort Good Hope
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The research is being funded by PrioNet Canada in an effort to understand the level of concern and knowledge in local communities about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and other wildlife related health issues. Even though there is no scientifically proven link between CWD in cervids and human health, the potential for CWD to spread to other species and a lack of understanding of how CWD is transmit...


"The effects of a changed climate and environment on the nutrition and health of Dene First Nations"
Principal Investigator: Duran, Nelida
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to describe the effects of climate change and variability on human nutrition and related health outcomes of Dene First Nations. Research Design: A constructivist approach to the grounded theory methodology will be utilized in this study. Grounded theory methodology involves the use of systematic yet flexible guidelines for collecting and analyzing qualit...


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