11 record(s) found with the tag "traditional medicine" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Telling the story of diabetes care in Aboriginal communities: A proposal for a community-engaged research project in Fort Smith, NWT
Principal Investigator: Dutton, Jessica N
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1. to explore the third space that exists between western medical diabetes treatments and traditional Aboriginal healing to address what appears to be a false dichotomy presented in the literature on diabetes treatment in Aboriginal communities, 2. to develop a community-based, participatory program of research that will provide opportunities for comm...


A comparative analysis of Acorus Americanus and Acorus Calamus and their application in Traditional aboriginal medicine
Principal Investigator: Labine, Nicole K
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The objective of this research is to identify the active/medicinal components of the Acorus Americanus and Acorus calamus, both herbs in the NWT. Traditional knowledge of these plant shows that they were used very similarly including to treat asthma. Samples of A. americanus and the putative A. calamus have been harvested under the guidance of an elder, who is a traditional knowledge holder lo...


Enhancing existing community health capacity and infrastructure by focusing on the integration of Inuvialuit, Gwich’in, and Western Medicine approaches to Palliative Care
Principal Investigator: Smith, Jane E
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: The goals of this research are: 1. To implement a program of culturally appropriate palliative care that meets the identified needs of each community, 2. To develop culturally appropriate educational resources for clients and their families, communities, and health care workers, 3. To establish a resource of equipment that can be utilized throughout the region to assist those with home palliati...


Research of Traditional Medicinal Floral Resources within Acho Dene Koe First Nation’s Traditional Territory And the Impact of Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Capot-Blanc, Gilbert N
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This licence is being issued for the scientific research application No. 1067. The short-term goal of this project is to interview elders and document their TEK (with the assistance of plant ecology summer students) by identifying where these sites are located and the long- term objectives is to monitor these sites for future reference and preservation. ADKFN will accomplish their resear...


Contaminants in Medicinal Plants: Labrador Tea
Principal Investigator: Katz, Sharon
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: The objectives of this project are to determine the levels of lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe) and copper (Cu) in edible plants in the area between Pine Point, a site of a closed Pb/Zn mine, and Fort Resolution; to determine the levels of lead (Pb), zinc (Zn) and iron (Fe) and copper (Cu) in edible plants along the railroad track between Pine Point and Hay River; to use data collected on an interce...


Cultural Models, Concepts, and Practices in Dene Health and Healing
Principal Investigator: Fletcher, Chris
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2004
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to contribute to community-defined health research objectives; describe Dene concepts and models of health through interviews with project participants; develop community and culturally relevant indicators of health and wellness; document Dene ethno-botanical/ethno-medical knowledge and practice; and, investigate innovative research dissemination strateg...


Bush Medicine: Plants Used for Medicine by the Gwichya and Teetl'it Gwich'in of the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Andre, Alestine
Licenced Year(s): 2002
Summary: The primary objective of this collaborative research work between Ruth Welsh, Gwich'in Elder and Plant Specialist, and myself as a Gwich'in Graduate student is to make sure that the traditional plant knowledge and the uses of plants for medicine is docum...


Traditional Dene Medicine in Use in the Dogrib Area
Principal Investigator: Ryan, Joan
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Summary: No baseline information has been systematically collected for the Dene about traditional use of plants and animal parts used for healing. There are still several Dogrib elders who hold and use this information and the Dene are eager to have this knowledge documented so so that they can teach it to young people....


Geography, Ecology and Polar Medicine
Principal Investigator: Nogoita, Teodor Gheorghe
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: The team will study permafrost, ice and crystal formations, moss and lichen chromatography and human adaptation to cold....


Igloolik Oral History Project
Principal Investigator: Qulaut, George
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Summary: In-depth audiotaped interviews are conducted with selected Iglulingmiut elders on a wide range of topics including: life-histories, wildlife biology, hunting techniques, sewing methods, skin reparation, diet, education, philosophy, astronomy, climatology, treatment of illness and folk-lore. The tapes are transcribed, translated, word-processed and edited....


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