Principal Investigator:Laird, Brian D Licenced Year(s):
The overall objective of this research is to promote country foods 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, contaminant exposure p...
Principal Investigator:Macdonald, Colin R Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Low, George Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Campbell, Norman Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Walsh, David Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Douglas, Vasiliki K Licenced Year(s):
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 ...
Principal Investigator:Gordon, Dylan Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Parlee, Brenda L Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Duran, Nelida Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Maier, Kris Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research project are:
1) to re-assess the anadromous component of the known Vittrekwa River Dolly Varden char population;
2) to investigate & assess other potential suitable Dolly Varden habitat; and
3) to confirm the presence of Dolly Varden char in the Stony Creek watershed.
For the Vittrekwa River the research team plans to construct a fixed weir which will trap se...