Rae Lakes Traditional Governance Project

Regions: North Slave Region

Tags: traditional knowledge, government, Dogrib, culture, decision making, law

Principal Investigator: Legat, Allice (3)
Licence Number: 12753
Organization: Arctic Institute, Dene Cultural Institute
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: J. Ryan, S. Zoe, R. Blackduck, Community Advisory Committee

Objective(s): To research the origin of Dogrib roles and laws; to record accurate and complete information on traditional government processes which include selection of leaders at various levels; to record how decisions were made, how they were enforced and how social control was maintained; and to assess which traditional practices people wish to revitalize or maintain.

Project Description: The researcher will investigate traditional methods of governance at the request of the Dene Cultural Institute. Dogrib rules and laws, traditional government processes, traditional decision making processes and tradtional law enforcement will be recorded. The researcher will also assess which traditional practices people wish to revitalize or maintain in order to develop a model for self-government.