The Consequences of the Berger Inquiry
Principal Investigator: Moore, Carol (1)
Licence Number: 13030
Organization: University of Alberta
Licensed Year(s): 1999
Issued: Apr 14, 1999
Project Team: none

Objective(s): This project will examine two distinct periods prior to and after the Berger Inquiry. The goal is to determine whether politics in the 1960s and the final outcome of the Berger Inquiry in the 1970s had an effect on the culture and lifestyle of the people in Fort Simpson. The research draws particular attention to the the effects of policy on traditional lifestyles and the economy. The aim of the study is to document the local perception of how important political events have changed economic and social aspects of their lives over the last 20 years.

Project Description: Two groups of people will be interviewed as part of this study: 1) Elders who currently reside in Fort Simpson, and 2) Individuals who lived in the community immediately after the Berger Inquiry. All participants in the study will be interviewed at their own convenience in an attempt to understand their unique perspectives, values and life experiences. The nature of the study will be completely disclosed to all participants, they will be presented with a Participant Contract before initiating the interview, and will be given the opportunity to end the interview and/or have their responses to particular issues removed from the study results. Issues and concerns raised by individuals will not be discussed with other participants. All information gathered in the course of this investigation will be used solely for the purpose of academic research, unless prior consent is given by the participants.