31 record(s) found with the tag "traditional knowledge" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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A Capable Person – Long Ago and Today: A narrative inquiry focusing on the stories of Northwest Territories Elders’ traditional Aboriginal pedagogies and comparing them to contemporary educational app
Principal Investigator: James, V. Angela
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: Through the Indigenous research methodology of story, the purpose of this qualitative research is to examine the traditional pedagogies of NWT Aboriginal Elders and NWT Aboriginal curricula that describe capable learners to see if they corroborate contemporary educational approaches proposed by educators and researchers as being most effective in creating capable learners and citizens who can navi...

Dene-water Relations and Hydroelectric Dams: Confluence and Contestations in the Mackenzie River Basin
Principal Investigator: Borowitz, Michelle A
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The objectives of this study are to: - conduct collaborative research that respects Aboriginal knowledge and acknowledges that knowledge is specific to a community and its traditional territory, and that each community has their unique way to deal with issues, its unique responses, and its unique way of understanding; - disseminate Aboriginal knowledge that represents Aboriginals themselves and ...

Tlicho Dictionaries, Placenames, and their Stories
Principal Investigator: Saxon, Leslie A.
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013 2011 2009
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to increase the existing Tlicho Multimedia Online Dictionary and the related iPhone/iPad app Yati by adding the place names information previously researched with Tlicho elders (Dogrib Treaty 11 Council 2002), and doing additional research with Tlicho people of all ages. You can look at the dictionary on the internet now: http://tlicho.ling.uvic.ca. Other go...

Climate change impacts on Inuit food security in Canada’s Western Arctic: Constructing a comparative anthropological model to guide adaptation planning
Principal Investigator: Douglas, Vasiliki K
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2010
Summary: The purpose of this project is to assist the Inuvialuit in adaptation planning that will meet ongoing environmental and social challenges, while also maintaining their rights under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The existing knowledge, skills and networks that facilitate such adaptations are important community ‘assets’ that form the basis of capacity-building. The goal ...

Tracing Trails with Gwich'in: Poetics, Well-Being, Memory, and Land in Circumpolar Canada
Principal Investigator: Loovers, Jan Peter L.
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objective of this project is to re-trace Gwich’in articulations in life, and to investigate the link between poetics (language and songs), well-being, memory, and land in circumpolar Canada (Fort McPherson and Peel River Watershed). The researcher will use a pedagogical approach. This implies to travel, work and live with Tetlit Gwich'in in Fort McPherson and in the Peel River Watershed. D...

A Case of Access: Inuvialuit Engagement with the Smithsonian’s MacFarlane Collection
Principal Investigator: Lyons, Natasha L.
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2009
Summary: This study will facilitate the interaction of Inuvialuit community members with a museum collection purchased from their forebears on the Anderson River in the mid 19th century, and will document present-day Inuvialuit knowledge about this collection. The project will also generate opportunities to build capacity amongst youth in videography and ethnographic documentation techniques. Finally, proj...

Traditional Knowledge Studies
Principal Investigator: Bayha, Janet
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2008
Summary: The objectives of this traditional knowledge study are to identify sites of cultural significance and record oral histories and examine these cultural and heritage resources through interviews, mapping and verification of transcripts and maps. Tulita District Land Corporation and Parks Canada are working together towards the establishment of the Naat'ihch'oh National Park Reserve. This study wil...

Public archaeology for the 21st century: Collaboration with an Arctic community
Principal Investigator: Lyons, Natasha L.
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005
Summary: Archaeologists are increasingly aware that engaging aboriginal peoples in research is essential. Public archaeology emphasizes community outreach and involvement, and this study aims to develop a program of public archaeology in collaboration with the Inuvialuit communities of Aklavik and Inuvik. The communities recognize that elders' knowledge is being lost at an unprecedented rate and this has ...

Gwich'in Settlement Region Heritage Resources Project
Principal Investigator: Fafard, MÚlanie
Licenced Year(s): 2003 2002 2001 2000
Summary: Working in collaboration with the Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute (GSCI), the researcher, from the University of Alberta, will examine how the Gwich'in define heritage and how they wish to preserve and foster an appreciation of that heritage. The...

Gwich'in Settlement Region Heritage Resources Project
Principal Investigator: McCartney, Leslie
Licenced Year(s): 2002 2001 2000
Summary: Since the summer of 2001, the GSCI has undertaken a research project aimed at examining the question of how the Gwich'in define heritage and how they wish to preserve and foster an appreciation of their heritage in a way that reflects their own worldview...