Gwich'in Environmental Knowledge Project (GEKP)

Regions: Gwich'in Settlement Area

Tags: traditional knowledge, language, mapping, Gwich'in

Principal Investigator: Raygorodetsky, Gleb (2)
Licence Number: 12806
Organization: Gwich'in Renewable Resource Board
Licensed Year(s): 1996 1995
Issued: Jan 01, 1995
Project Team: Four community research assistants to be hired.

Objective(s): The objectives of the GEKP will be to document: traditional use of the land; traditional use of animal and fish species; traditional use of plants; beliefs about different species; maps of areas used during different seasons; culturally significant areas; areas; and Gwich'in names for animals and plant species, and natural processes.

Project Description: Through a participatory action research process, the GEKP will collect, organize and present, in a report form, traditional environmental knowledge in the Gwich'in Settlement Area (GSA). This is a two year joint project between the Gwich'in Renewable Resource Board Board and the Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute, working with Gwich'in beneficiaries. Both groups will be responsible for directing the project through a steering committee in each community.