67 record(s) found with the tag "traditional food" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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The Impact of Participation in the Wage Economy on Traditional Harvesting, Dietary Patterns and Social Networks in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Principal Investigator: Todd, Zoe SC
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2008
Summary: The project purpose is to gain a better understanding of how participation in the wage economy impacts the amount, value, and structure of time spent on the land; dietary patterns and the consumption of country foods; and social networks utilized for the sharing and distribution of country foods. The project findings will be utilized by the communities in the development and implementation of comm...


Assessing Socio-Economic Tradeoffs: A Study on Sahtu Harvesting Patterns of the Northwest Territories Barren Ground Caribou Herds
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This licence is being issued for the scientific research application No. 904. The primary objectives of this research are: 1) to understand how factors such as caribou availability, wage economy opportunities, fuel prices, store-bought food prices, alternative country food availability, and income affect harvesting behaviour; 2) to explore to what extent other meat sources are used to replace c...


An Investigation of the Potential Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Gastroenteritis in the Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Pardhan, Aliya
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This license has been issued for the scientific research application #928. The objectives of this research are: i) to define the burden of infectious GI illness including incidence of specific diseases, symptoms, hospitalizations ii) to characterize risk factors for exposure including geographic distribution of disease, impact of weather variables and potential impact of climate change iii) to ...


Assessment of contaminant and dietary nutrient interactions in the Inuit Heatlh Survey: Nunavut, Inuvialuit, Nunatsiavut
Principal Investigator: Chan, Laurie H. M.
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: This study seeks to identify levels of contaminants in country foods in the region from which to estimate body burden of contaminants in participants of the Inuit Health Survey. The data will be utilized to assess the overall health status of survey participants, which will include studying the relationship between diet intake of contaminants and body burden; evaluating the complex interactions be...


Gwich'in Traditional Food for Health
Principal Investigator: Kuhnlein, Harriet V
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005
Summary: The intent of this study is to create sustainable, community-driven activities to improve diet for the Tetlit Gwich’in. The focus is on young women and children. The questions are: can diet be improved over a 2+ year program of food-based interventions? What impact does this have on health? How can traditional food be enhanced? What can be done to improve accessibility and use of quality market f...


Temporal trends and spatial variations in persistent organic pollutants and metals in sea-run char from the Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Evans, Marlene S
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006
Summary: This study is designed to determine what the levels of contaminants are in char when these fish return from feeding in the ocean in the summer. This is the fourth year of a study investigating the contaminant levels in sea-run Arctic char as they return from feeding in the ocean. The reason this study is being conducted is to provide communities with more information on the chemical levels in t...


Community Perspectives on Changing Caribou Populations: Traditional Knowledge Networks of Gwich'in Caribou Hunters
Principal Investigator: Wray, Kristine E J
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007
Summary: The objectives of this study are: 1)Investigate the scope and extent of Aboriginal knowledge networks concerning caribou; to what extent do harvesters draw upon local knowledge, traditional knowledge and/or scientific data generated by government and other sources to make their decisions about where, when and with whom to harvest? 2) Explore the extent to which traditional knowledge, generated...


Spatial and long-term trends in persistent organic contaminants and metals in lake trout and burbot from the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Evans, Marlene S
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: This study is designed to find out whether contaminant levels are changing in lake trout and burbot in the Northwest Territories. The researchers hope to collect lake trout from Great Slave Lake (Lutsel K'e and Hay River) and Lac Ste. Therese, and burbot from Great Slave Lake (Fort Resolution). In addition, they hope to collect northern pike (and possibly walleye) from Lac Ste. Therese and Birch L...


Comparative assessment of cumulative impacts on Aboriginal cultural practice: A longitudinal study in the Deh Cho Region
Principal Investigator: Parkins, John R
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: 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...


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...


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