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Modern Treaty Dispute Resolution: Lessons & Prospects
Principal Investigator: Wright, David V.
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1) generate an evidence-based account of the use and non-use of modern treaty dispute resolution mechanisms; 2) compare similarities and differences between existing dispute resolution provisions across modern treaties; 3) situate modern treaty dispute resolution mechanisms and practices within the broader landscape of civil dispute resolution in Indigeno...


Water Quality Monitoring in Tlicho Region, NWT, Canada
Principal Investigator: Pacunayen, Jessica L
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The overarching goal for this project is to understand how decision-making bodies can make the best use of water quality data from pre-existing water monitoring programs collected by various agencies within the Tlicho region now and in the future. In order to achieve this goal, the Principal Investigator (PI) plans to understand how decision-making bodies within the Tlicho region currently use wat...


Improving the transfer of agricultural knowledge and technology in northern Canada through a technology innovation systems (TIS) approach
Principal Investigator: Seguin, Rose
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objectives of this research is to develop a holistic framework that identifies the challenges to northern agricultural development from an environmental, technical and sociopolitical standpoint. This study will target the following research questions: 1.Which agricultural production systems are most commonly used in northern Canada? 2.What are the primary factors affecting the diffusion rate...


Community Partnership to Create a Comprehensive Approach to Family Violence in the NWT
Principal Investigator: Moffitt, Pertice M
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objectives of this research are to engage community partners in co-creation of best practices to prevent family violence, to share findings of a scoping review on best practices to prevent /end family violence, and to hear priorities from these implications from youth and elders in the communities. Demographic data (age, ethnicity, gender and exposure to violence) will be collected to desc...


The Semantics of Quantifiers in Tlicho Yatii and Sahtuot'ine Yati
Principal Investigator: Hucklebridge, Sherry
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The specific focus of this study is on quantifiers in Tlicho Yatii and Sahtuot’ine Yati. The term ‘quantifier’ is used to refer to words that combine with nouns and give information about the amount of that noun. Examples of quantifiers in English include ‘all,’ ‘every,’ and ‘some.’ Tlicho Yatii and Sahtuot’ine Yati have distinct quantifiers from English, and from each other. For example, while En...


Stories, Objects, Gender and Memories: Using digital media to share Inuvialuit knowledge
Principal Investigator: Goodwin, Rebecca L
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The main objective of this project is to document stories, memories and knowledge of Inuvialuit Elders centered on the concept of “gender”, or what it means to be an Inuvialuit man, woman or other gendered individual and to share them through the Inuvialuit Living History (ILH) website (www.inuvialuitlivinghistory.ca). The goals for this project are: 1. to document the many ways to be an Inuvi...


Inclusive Early Childhood Service System Project
Principal Investigator: Underwood, Kathryn
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The project adopts an Institutional Ethnography approach through annual interviews with families over a 6-year period. This study of institutional practices will draw on more than 800 interviews with families. The research team then consider how the construction of children and families in these services intersects with cultural identities. For example, the team will examine how disability can dev...


Post-Extractive Futures in Northern Indigenous Communities
Principal Investigator: Hall, Rebecca J
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: Objectives for this project are to: 1) reveal community development goals and strategies in communities navigating the closure of an extractive project through talking circles and interviews; and, 2) facilitate vision and knowledge sharing between and within extraction-affected communities through talking circles, and community presentations. The primary mode of data collection will be activi...


Digital Storytelling as an Indigenous Women’s Health Advocacy Tool: Empowering Indigenous Women to Frame Their Health Stories
Principal Investigator: Wiart, Shelley M
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: Expected outcomes include: 1) Clarification on Indigenous women's traditional knowledge and healing practices, and how/if they use them on a regular basis; 2) an understanding of common traditional healing practices and medicines Indigenous women, from a variety of backgrounds, are using for themselves and their families; 3) Indigenous women sharing their digital stories with non-Indigenous commun...


DigitalNWT
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Rob
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The goal of this project is to conduct surveys on digital technology development, adoption and use through the NWT. The focus is on community development and digital literacy in the context of the Indigenous and Northern residents of the NWT. The research team will collect research data through surveys, key informant interviews and focus groups. The first phase of this project focuses on resear...


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