45 record(s) found in the location "Dettah" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Yellowknives Dene Astronomy and Sky-Related Knowledge
Principal Investigator: Holton, Gary
Licensed Year(s): 2015
Summary: The research objective is to document Yellowknife’s 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. Educational materials (such as a Wii`lii`deh and Tetso?´t’ine´ star chart) will also be produced for participating communities. The researcher will pr...


Risk Communication and Trust in Decision-Maker Action: Lessons from First Nations, Inuit and Métis Case Studies in Canada
Principal Investigator: Jardine, Cindy G.
Licensed Year(s): 2015 2014 2013
Summary: This project seeks to develop better understanding of the roles that risk communication has played in influencing individual and social trust in decision-maker action on key public health issues involving Canadian Aboriginal peoples. Overall objectives of this study are: 1. to develop a common evaluative structure for assessing the impact of risk communication activities on First Nations/Inuit/Me...


Phonetics and Phonology of two Northern Athabaskan Languages
Principal Investigator: Jaker, Alessandro M
Licensed Year(s): 2014 2013 2012 2009 2008 2007 2005
Summary: This project is the continuation of a previous year's project, "Teaching our Yellowknives Dene Languages". The research team will produce two published materials, in each language (Dogrib and Chipewyan): an intermediate-level reader, and a verb dictionary. The reader will contain elders' stories on topics from Dene Kede, with a focus on animals: the research team would like to include at least two...


Exploration of physical activity within the sociocultural context of Yellowknives Dene First Nations communities
Principal Investigator: Jardine, Cindy G.
Licensed Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The goal of this research is to qualitatively explore physical activity within the sociocultural context of the Yellowknives Dene people and communities. Specific objectives are: 1) to document the community's experiences with and perspective of regular physical activity through the eyes of their youth; and 2) to raise awareness about physical activity in the community, and develop strategies to ...


Abandoned Mines in Northern Canada: Historical Consequences and Mitigation of Current Impacts
Principal Investigator: Sandlos, John K
Licensed Year(s): 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The research team will work closely with members of four NWT communities to identify the historical and continued impacts of abandoned mines adjacent to their communities. The research team will ask how mineral development impacted the social life, economic prospects and local environments of Northern communities throughout the twentieth century, considering carefully the connections between socia...


Rural and Northern Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence
Principal Investigator: Hampton, Mary
Licensed Year(s): 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Summary: This study will: 1. Integrate several sources of data to create an action plan that maps the socio-spatial problem of intimate partner Violence; 2. Create narratives describing community response in rural and northern areas of the Prairie Provinces and the NWT; and 3. Generate a grounded theory as a practical tool to create and sustain non-violent communities in these regions of Canada. The...


Climate Change and Emergency Measures
Principal Investigator: Gilday, Cindy
Licensed Year(s): 2012
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: Short Term: •to engage in collective intergenerational knowledge sharing and creation to produce a compelling series of communication tools; •to contribute to adaptation plans for communities through an extended dialogue on emergency preparedness and management; and •to gauge the level of services already existing in the communities, while assessing...


Courageous Lake Project - Social and Economic Sciences Research
Principal Investigator: Duthie, Andrew
Licensed Year(s): 2012 2011
Summary: The objectives of this research are to build up baseline reports on the social/economic and land and resource use conditions in the research area. For the interview-based research: Length of interviews - typically lasting approximately an hour, longer interviews would be confirmed in advance out of respect for people's schedules. Type of Interviews - Personal interviews are carried out wherev...


Evaluation of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system used in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Kuhn, Karen
Licensed Year(s): 2013 2012 2011
Summary: The overall aim of this research project is to conduct an evaluation of the HealthNet electronic health record implemented in the NWT to assess the impact on patient care and resource utilization as well as gather lessons learned that may be used to inform other clinical systems implementations. The evaluation will include quantitative and qualitative methods to assess clinical adoption and imp...


"The effects of a changed climate and environment on the nutrition and health of Dene First Nations"
Principal Investigator: Duran, Nelida
Licensed Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to describe the effects of climate change and variability on human nutrition and related health outcomes of Dene First Nations. Research Design: A constructivist approach to the grounded theory methodology will be utilized in this study. Grounded theory methodology involves the use of systematic yet flexible guidelines for collecting and analyzing qualit...


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