14 record(s) found for principal investigator "Pearce, Tristan" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Tooniktoyak: A Longitudinal Approach to Community Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The broad aim of the TOONIKTOYAK project is: 1) to facilitate the generation, documentation, and two-way sharing of observations, experiences and knowledge of changing climatic conditions and the costs of hunting among hunters, researchers and decision-makers, to enhance the safety and success of our hunters and provide timely information for decision-making. The specific objectives of the pro...


Cultural Education in the Arctic
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The goal is to examine cultural education at Helen Kalvak School and its role in the transmission of traditional knowledge. Specific objectives are to: 1) identify cultural programming at Helen Kalvak School; 2) document the meaning of cultural education for Inuit students; and to 3) describe how cultural education helps to transmit traditional knowledge such as hunting and sewing as well as o...


Importance of Sewing to Inuit Women
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The aim of this research is to examine the importance of sewing for Inuit women and the contribution that they make to household and community through sewing. Specific objectives are to describe the importance of sewing for Inuit women; to identify the contributions that Inuit women make to household and community through sewing; and, to compare findings from objectives 1 and 2 among responden...


Local and Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) Under Changing Climatic and Non-Climatic Conditions in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR)
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. describe the beluga-Inuvialuit linked social-ecological system; 2. characterize Inuvialuit traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of beluga whale: ecology and behaviour, hunting techniques, and food preparation; 3. document current stresses affecting beluga and Inuvialuit hunters and adaptive responses; and, 4. identify opportunities for TEK ...


A Longitudinal Approach to Community Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The research aims to examine the processes and dynamism of climate change vulnerability in the Arctic through a longitudinal study in Ulukhaktok, NWT using fieldwork data from both 2005 and 2016. Specific objectives of this research are to: 1) document current exposure-sensitivities affecting Inuit subsistence hunting and adaptive strategies employed to manage them; 2) compare current exposure-sen...


Adapting to climate change in the context of multiple stressors
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: The proposed research aims to develop an understanding of how people in Paulatuk are experiencing and responding to changing climatic conditions and opportunities to support adaptation. The objectives are to: 1) document and describe current and historical climatic risks and the adaptive strategies employed to deal with them; 2) identify the processes and conditions which have aided or con...


Cultural Meaning of Food and Food Security
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The purpose of the research is to study the meaning and experience of food and food security in Ulukhaktok. Objectives: (1) document how Inuit define the concepts of "food", "food insecurity" and "health"; (2) examine patterns of country food consumption and sharing; and (3) identify local knowledge of new species of wildlife important for subsistence. Sharing network interviews (approxima...


Inuit Traditional Knowledge for Adapting to the Health Effects of Climate Change (IK-ADAPT)
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licensed 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...


Nunamin Illihakvia: Learning from the Land
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licensed Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The Nunamin Illihakvia project is dedicated to enabling the transfer of traditional knowledge, skill sets and values, based on Inuit knowledge and guiding principles in a changing climate. The specific objectives are to: 1) Facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills among experienced hunters, Elders and younger generation Inuit for how to make seal hunting equipment, how to travel on the sea...


Adaptation Planning for Climate Change in Ulukhaktok, Paulatuk and Aklavik, NWT
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licensed Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The work is in collaboration with community members, local stakeholders, scientists and policy makers to complete the development of climate change adaptation plans in Paulatuk and Ulukhaktok (drafted in winter 2010; ARI research license #1213). The project process includes review of adaptation options with stakeholders to develop additional detail if and where needed. As well as to develop addit...


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