34 record(s) found with the tag "traditional knowledge" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Local Food Procurement in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories: Examining Community Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Environmental Change
Principal Investigator: Ross, Paulina P
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The purpose of this research is to support food security, promote community resilience and encourage adaptive capacity for northern communities. Research outcomes could have potential implications for the community of Fort Providence, as findings will help direct both top-down and bottom-up approaches to local food procurement. Suggested policy recommendations based on community perspectives will ...


Impacts of climate change on wildfire risk in boreal forests in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Asselin, Hugo
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The three main objectives of this research are: 1) to reconstruct the multi-century history of wildfire and vegetation in the Northwest Territories by analyzing charcoal contained in lake sediments; 2) to establish the links between recent fire activity and climatic data by studying tree growth rings (annual resolution); and, 3) to combine this scientific knowledge to indigenous knowledge obtained...


Sahtú Benígodi: Traditional Knowledge of Great Bear Lake and its Watershed
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The purpose of this project is to build a comprehensive database of Traditional Knowledge of the Great Bear Lake and its watershed to form an environmental baseline for the cumulative impacts of climate change and development. By compiling the rich history and stories from existing literature, studies and other initiatives from the community, the research team will be able to build a comprehensive...


Human Dimensions of a Thawing Landscape
Principal Investigator: Strickert, Graham
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The purpose of the research is to advance understanding about how existing knowledge (e.g. social and biophysical science products and ancestral and local knowledge) can be used to meet the needs of communities to develop climate adaptation strategies. Researchers seek to answer the questions: “How can biophysical and social science products combine to meet the needs of northern Aboriginal communi...


BEARWATCH: Monitoring Impacts of Arctic Climate Change using Polar Bears, Genomics and Traditional Ecological Knowledge.
Principal Investigator: Lougheed, Stephen C.
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: This research will integrate and map polar bear knowledge systems and translate findings into a community-based monitoring protocol that will track polar bear population responses to environmental change. Research questions include: 1) Are polar bear science data, existing Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), and historical records from the fur trade, explorer’s personal accounts and government...


Tracking Change... Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The broad goal of the project is to create opportunities to collaboratively document and share local and traditional knowledge (LTK) about social-ecological change in the Mackenzie River Basin, Lower Mekong, and Lower Amazon Basins and determine its’ role in watershed governance. The project will fund 8-10 community-based and collaborative research activities in the Mackenzie River Basin that deal...


Using Traditional Knowledge of JMRFN Elders to better understand changes in the boreal caribou habitat.
Principal Investigator: Laurent, Cyrielle C
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This project aims to demonstrate the cumulative impact of permafrost degradation and forest fire on boreal caribou habitat and how caribou habitat degradation affects Jean Marie River First Nation (JMRFN). To do this the research team will collect and use traditional knowledge (TK), and analyse it in a geographic information system (GIS) with scientific data. The research team expect to locate are...


A conceptual model for best practice in environmental knowledge translation in indigenous communities
Principal Investigator: Ford, James D
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1) perform a literature review of articles relating to best practice for knowledge translation (KT) in the fields of environmental research and indigenous community research; 2) extract theoretically identified best practice from both and merge into a framework of best practice for KT of environmental research in indigenous communities; and, 3) conduct interv...


Pilot Project to assess climate change vulnerability of Tuktut Nogait National Park through Aboriginal Knowledge
Principal Investigator: March, Maya
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The immediate goal and objective of the project is to collect Aboriginal knowledge for a climate change vulnerability assessment project for Tuktut Nogait National Park. Travellers, outfitters and hunters have been making observations in Tuktut Nogait National Park as part of their regular travel and activities in the park. Their recent observations will be discussed with members of the Aborigi...


Local and Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) Under Changing Climatic and Non-Climatic Conditions in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR)
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. describe the beluga-Inuvialuit linked social-ecological system; 2. characterize Inuvialuit traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of beluga whale: ecology and behaviour, hunting techniques, and food preparation; 3. document current stresses affecting beluga and Inuvialuit hunters and adaptive responses; and, 4. identify opportunities for TEK ...


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