434 record(s) found with the tag "traditional knowledge" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law Project
Principal Investigator: Bakker, Karen
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The goal is to enhance effective, equitable Indigenous co-governance of water resources through pursuing five objectives: 1)Critically conceptualize the potential for reciprocal coordination of, and complementarity between, evolving common ("Western") and Indigenous water law and governance frameworks; 2)Develop innovative methods for co-researching Indigenous Water Governance, based on collabor...


The State Of Northwest Territories Country Food Systems: Planning For Long-Term Sustainability
Principal Investigator: Fresque-Baxter, Jennifer
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The Aurora Research Institute (ARI) and Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) have joined with research partners in communities, Canadian universities, and throughout the Northwest Territories (NWT), including Akaitcho Territory Government, to conduct research on the state of country food systems in the NWT. Jessica Dutton and Jennifer Fresqu...


Using Inuvialuit and Gwich'in observations to monitor environmental change in the Beaufort Delta Region
Principal Investigator: Lantz, Trevor C.
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Summary: The core objective of this research is to work with Inuvialuit and Gwich’in experts to document and share local observations of environmental conditions. Over time this will build a record of observations, against which future changes can be compared. To document local observations this research will employ methods including participatory photo-mapping, participatory-video, web-based mapping, phot...


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...


"We had a good mind to do it": Oral Histories of Aboriginal Forest Firefighters, Ft. Smith (NT)
Principal Investigator: Ruttan, Lia
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objective is to carry out research that records, preserves and shares the knowledge, values, experience and techniques used by former Aboriginal firefighters who worked on fire crews based out of Ft. Smith NT. They have years of accumulated experience fighting fire in the NWT, Wood Buffalo National Park and northern Alberta. The research team aim to carry out research by using Indigenous and c...


Government of Northwest Territories - Inuvik Wind Design Basis and Performance Specification: Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Land Use Workshop
Principal Investigator: Higginson, Deanna
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The purpose of conducting the one-day traditional knowledge and land use workshop is to learn more about traditional land use in the project area, and to better understand through the traditional knowledge of Indigenous people in the Inuvik area about the potential effects that the project may have on the land and resources (including plants, wildlife, birds, etc.). More specifically, the obje...


Human-Beluga Relations and Subsistence Hunting in Aklavik, NT
Principal Investigator: Worden, Elizabeth G
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The aim of the proposed research is to improve understanding of human-beluga whale relations over time and the implications of change for subsistence livelihoods in Aklavik. The aim will be achieved through three objectives: 1) to document and describe the role and importance of subsistence hunting in the community of Aklavik, with a specific focus on human-beluga relations; 2) to examine local ...


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...


Community-based evaluation of muskox health in the Canadian North
Principal Investigator: Kutz, Susan M.
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objective of this project is to integrate traditional ecological knowledge and western scientific methodology to investigate the impact of diseases and climate change on muskox population dynamics and evaluate how local community knowledge can be formally incorporated into wildlife monitoring, health policy, and management. The research will be done simultaneously in two communities in the ...


Inuvialuit traditional trails
Principal Investigator: Aporta, Claudio
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this study are: 1. To document Inuit mobility patterns of Inuvialuit; 2. To create a series of regional maps that will show networks of routes connecting the Inuvialuit region, as well as the totality of the Canadian Arctic; 3. To gather further evidence to establish that mobility is a central factor of Inuit occupancy; 4. To gather evidence of systematic use of marine, coast...


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