28 record(s) found with the tag "traditional knowledge" (multi-year projects are grouped):
Not seeing the results you want? Try advanced search.

Learning from Mothers, Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers about Breastfeeding in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Moffitt, Pertice M
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. conduct retrospective chart audits to provide epidemiological data on breastfeeding initiation and duration rates; 2. conduct focus group meetings with grandmothers and great-grandmothers to learn about past practices and traditional knowledge about caring for babies; 3. conduct semi-structured interviews with mothers to learn about the determi...


Climate Change and Our Lands in Film: A N'dilo Youth Community Wellness Project
Principal Investigator: MacKenzie, Jessie C
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: Short-Term Objectives 1: To verify the risks of climate change to the health and wellbeing of the community of N'dilo for the purpose of building adaptive capacity while fostering good working relationships between partners to produce a professional documentary. 2: To empower students to recognize their perspectives have a valid place in public dialogues on climate change impacts on First Na...


Cassette Islands Project
Principal Investigator: Paulette, Cochise
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The short term objectives of this project are to: 1) Document and present and historical data on the local environment and wildlife; 2) Assess the impacts of climate change on our community's health and food security; 3) Support intergenerational knowledge sharing between elders and youth on the land; 4) Engage our community in the research; 5) Build traditional knowledge capacity in our com...


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: In previous years, research questions were identified together with community research partners that are relevant and important to the community. This project consists of 3 complimentary research objectives. Taken together, these questions contribute to an understanding of the role Inuit traditional knowledge plays in adaptation to the health impacts of climate change. 1. Food Security, Climat...


Pregnancy stories across the generations
Principal Investigator: Dawson, Leslie C
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to: - Illuminate local factors impacting pregnancy and maternal health that may then be later addressed through community based participatory research; - Promote biocultural approaches to Aboriginal maternal health and wellbeing that incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing and traditional knowledge; - Elucidate factors impacting pregnancy and maternal heal...


The Limits of Sovereignty: Practices of Indigeneity among the Teetl'it Gwich'in
Principal Investigator: Alexie, Elaine D.
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to gather information on practices of Indigeneity: the spiritual, physical, and cultural practices of the Teetl’it Gwich’in from the community of Fort McPherson. The researcher will be interviewing Teetl’it Gwich’in knowledge holders who can provide insight to the concept of Indigeneity and the significance it holds for them. A major focus of this project ...


Multi-scale environmental health implications of the Athabasca oil sands for Aboriginal communities in Alberta and Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: McLachlan, Stephane M
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2011
Summary: The overall goal of this project is to better understand and communicate the implications of industrial activity associated with the Athabasca tar sands and large scale hydro developments for environmental and human health as it affects the downstream Aboriginal communities. The team completed Phase One of this project (collection of video and interview materials related to observed changes in ...


Updating data on mercury levels in food fish species in lakes used by Dehcho communities
Principal Investigator: Low, George
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to determine through “Traditional Knowledge” which lakes are important as food sources in four Dehcho communities and which fish species are used for human food from these lakes; 2) to train community monitors to collect fish and other samples according to Environment Canada and DFO protocol; 3) to involve local school children in our studies by a...


Community Perspectives on the Health of Caribou, Moose, and Deer Populations around Fort Good Hope
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: 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...


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...


TOTAL PAGES: 3