434 record(s) found with the tag "traditional knowledge" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Hybrid knowledge in practice: Engaging Aboriginal youth in environmental governance in Northern Canada.
Principal Investigator: Caine, Ken J
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: In this exploration of youth environmental knowledge the research team ask, how do Délinegotine youth understand, express and apply knowledge that is simultaneously derived from Dene traditional knowledge and school-based science studies? This study is a qualitative exploration of how northern Aboriginal youth in Déline, NT navigate both western science and traditional knowledge in schools and com...


Genetic assessment of Inconnu (Stenodus leucichthys) in Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Tallman, Ross F
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective is to use Inconnu genetic samples to differentiate the inconnu populations residing in Great Slave Lake. If inconnu are philopatric (return to their natal spawning grounds) than each river should consist of a genetically distinct population. Methods include using gill nets to capture between 30 to 50 Inconnu per location (along Buffalo River, Buffalo Lake and Taltson River). Nets...


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...


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...


Culturally Appropriate Search and Rescue (SAR) Prevention and Survival Training in the Sahtú Region, Northwest Territories: An On-the-Land Program
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The research question is "how can on-the-land programming strengthen Sahtú residents’ ability to avoid the need for search and rescue and their chances of survival if search and rescue is needed?" The main objectives of this project are to: 1) provide youth with the opportunity to experience life on-the-land in a safe and controlled environment; 2) share traditional knowledge from elders to y...


Traditional Sahtú Dene and Yellowknives Dene Astronomy and Sky-Related Knowledge
Principal Investigator: Holton, Gary
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The research objective is to document Sahtú Dene and Yellowknives Dene astronomy and sky-related knowledge. Results will appear in the researcher’s Ph.D. dissertation on Northern Dene astronomy and may be published in a book on the same topic at a later date. The research team will also produce educational materials for participating communities such as a bilingual star chart, lists of sky-related...


The Role of Traditional Knowledge in the Reclamation and Monitoring of Mines in Northern Canada
Principal Investigator: Baydack, Micki
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1) identify the socio-economic predictions made by communities affected by the Diavik Diamond Mining Project; 2) determine the degrees of “accommodation” made in relation to the predicted effects including what measures were taken to mitigate or manage problems created and determine what issues remain unaddressed; and, 3) develop a framework and tool for comm...


Tracking Denesoline Knowledge and Narratives along the Ancestral Waters of the Snowdrift River
Principal Investigator: Belanger, Brendan BB
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The main objective of this study is to record and highlight Denesoline traditional knowledge (TK) and stories transmitted during a multi-day travel experience on the Snowdrift River. This research aims to highlight the importance of critically analysing the role of the researcher, highlighting Denesoline TK narratives instead of 'systemic others', and in highlighting the roles TK plays in self-det...


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...


Pine Point Rail Bed - Traditional Knowledge and Users' Survey
Principal Investigator: Milley, Christopher
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this project is to gain information that will be used to produce a Traditional Knowledge and Users' report specific to the area within the Pine Point Rail Bed site boundaries and address information gaps in traditional land use and recreational use of First Nations, Métis and local site users. Primary data collection will seek to identify and describe communities and organizat...


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