10 record(s) found with the tag "traditional food" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Contaminant Biomonitoring in the Dehcho Region: A Pilot Investigation of the Links Between Contaminant Exposure, Nutritional Status, and Country Food Use
Principal Investigator: Laird, Brian D
Licenced Year(s): 2017 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 pilot research that will: 1) develop a locally-relevant dietary survey, 2) evaluate the dietary ...

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...

Dolly Varden Char Assessment in the Peel Plateau
Principal Investigator: Maier, Kris
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: 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...

Traditional and market food: focus on fish consumption in Tulita, NWT
Principal Investigator: DELORMIER, Treena
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: To assess the risk for mercury exposure posed by fish consumption in the community of Tulita in the past summer and current winter seasons; To examine the relationship between the consumption of sweetened beverages (low nutrient market food) and fish consumption; and To explore the social and cultural importance of fish (traditional food) to the Dene...

Aklavik Elder's Traditional Knowledge, Climate Change and Community Health
Principal Investigator: Archie, Billy
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The goal of this research project is to gather current and traditional knowledge directly from local Elder's/Hunter's that have made observations of the climate changes experienced/observed within the last two decades, and help identify what species have benefited, or what species they think are at risk from climate change. It will validate the elder's and hunter’s knowledge and contribute to com...

Diavik Fish Palatability & Metals Program
Principal Investigator: English, Colleen J
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2009 2003
Summary: The purpose of the study is to have Aboriginal participation in monitoring programs at the Diavik site; to assess the quality of fish for eating – records of fish taste, smell and texture from fish caught in Lac de Gras; collection of fish tissue samples to analyze for metals concentrations; collection of fish otoliths to determine age of fish; focus on sampling fish of similar size/age in order t...

Fisheries Co-management and Adaptation in a Changing Arctic: A case study of Dolly Varden char subsistence fisheries co-management in Aklavik and Inuvik
Principal Investigator: Patton, Eva
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: The objectives of this research are to: 1) Describe communication and knowledge sharing linkages among the network of local, regional, and government organizations involved in Dolly Varden char subsistence fisheries management processes. 2) Analyze the role of bridging organizations (Fisheries Joint Management Committee and Gwich’in Renewable Resource Board) in the fisheries co-management proces...

Investigation into the occurrence of abnormal loche livers in the Gwich'in Settlement Area (GSA), Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Thompson, Amy L
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007
Summary: This research entails a thorough literature search of all the available literature on loche livers and pathology, and an investigation into the occurrence of abnormal loche livers by field sampling and pathology analysis. A local fisher will be hired from each community (Inuvik, Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson) to collect loche. A Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board (GRRB) biologist an...

Dietary Study of the Yellowknifes Dene Band: Yellowknife Back Bay Project
Principal Investigator: Christensen, Jill
Licenced Year(s): 1995 1994 1993
Summary: The researchers will continue to collect information on the consumption patterns in traditional and store-bought foods as well as lifestyle patterns (e.g., fishing and hunting activities, health beliefs, traditional food use) of residents of N'Dilo and Dettah. This information will be combined with results from the BAck Bay Fish Study (contaminants in fish) in order that human health implications ...

Sanikiluaq Traditional Food Study
Principal Investigator: Fleming, Brian
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: Two researchers from Sanikiluaq will conduct interviews with a household food frequency questionnaire, a food preference questionnaire and a 24-hour recall of daily food consumption. All households in the community will be interviewed to determine the frequency of food use and food preference and a stratefied sample will be asked to recall foods consumed in a 24 hour period. This study will docume...