47 record(s) found with the tag "traditional knowledge" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Inuit Traditional Knowledge for Adapting to the Health Effects of Climate Change (IK-ADAPT)
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012
Summary: To work in collaboration with community members to: 1. create a local research team that will guide project development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring’ 2. identify and develop culturally acceptable ways to document, conserve and promote Inuit traditional knowledge (IK) to prevent, prepare for and manage the impacts of climate change on health (specifically targeting younger generatio...


The experience of wellness/being healthy/feeling good in the Inuit Community of Paulatuk, NWT
Principal Investigator: Heffel Ponting, Heffel Ponting
Licenced Year(s): 2003
Summary: A qualitative design has been selected to obtain descriptions of Inuit culture. The people of Paulatuk have also expressed a desire to present data in their own words. Grounded theory method will be used for this research. Within this method, as data are...


Acquisition of Specificity in Inuktitut; Phrase Structure and Functional Categories in Inuktitut
Principal Investigator: Manga, Louise
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Summary: To finish the study on the acquisition of specificity, I will conduct language games with children (ages 2.5, 3.5, 5, 8) with the help of a translator. Secondly, I will analyze structure and movement in Inuktituk by obtaining grammaticality judgements from native Inuktitut speakers. This would be primarily for simple sentences and sentences with embedded sentential complements....


Discourse Practices in the Baffin Region
Principal Investigator: Dorais, Louis-Jacques
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The research aims at understanding which language(s) are spoken by the Iqaluit and Lake Harbour residents in different circumstances of life: at school, at work, within their family, at the store, etc. The researchers also seek to understand how the use of a particular language when speaking to a particular person reflects cultural viewpoint. Also the researchers seek to understand how school chil...


Collection of traditional knowledge in the context of Nunavut
Principal Investigator: Gombay, Nicole
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: Traditional knowledge includes ecological information that is a profound body of information which is unique to its holders. To various governing bodies established under Nunavut, this knowledge could be both a source of information and a means for Inuit expression and self-determination. I will examine key features of this knowledge to identify issues of data ownership/control/access as well as...


Inuit ecological knowledge as expressed through place names in the arctic
Principal Investigator: Rodin, Rachel
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: Sites will be selected in the Repulse Bay area whose Inuit place names reflect the biological, physical or cultural/historical significance of the locations. Through visits to these sites and consultation with community members, I will determine the relationship between place names and environmental conditions. Sites will be selected using the Keewatin Nuna-top database of place names....


Self-conceptions of elderly Inuit
Principal Investigator: Jaunzems, Leah T.
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The researcher plans to interview elderly Inuit to determine their views on their quality of life (both past and current). Information will be collected on the elders' views about their role and involvement in community life, their views on what it is (and was) like to be an elder in Inuit society, and the types of support services (formal and informal) as well as facilities available to them....


Native exegenesis of contemporary and traditional Inuit folklore and mythology
Principal Investigator: Cockcroft, Toby R.G.
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The researcher will be collecting information on Inuit folklore and mythology from Iqaluit residents. This information will be used to determine how interpersonal relationships and society are represented in folklore and mythology. This study will result in a comprehensive collection of local Inuit stories which will be provided to the community....


Native clothing of the North American Arctic: Igloolik clothing
Principal Investigator: King, Jonathan
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The researcher will conduct interviews with Igloolik people about the significance of traditional clothing to the Inuit. Information will also be collected about the use of contemporary versus traditional clothing, and how traditional skills and ideas have been transferred to the tailoring of clothes using contemporary materials. Information will be used to assist in developing an exhibition whi...


History of the outpost camps of Frobisher Bay
Principal Investigator: Searles, Ned
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The researcher will collect information about the history of outpost camps in the Frobisher Bay area. Individuals who currently use these outpost camps will be interviewed in order to document and compare their experiences living in the camps with living in Iqaluit. Benefits of `outpost camp' life will be evaluated. Information collected will be used for a doctoral (Ph.D.) thesis in socio-cultur...


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