Current research projects (2019-2023)
Using Traditional and Local Knowledge to Better Understand the State of the Beaufort Sea
This study will be conducted in three phases using a full-time traditional knowledge (TK) expert to guide the project. The first component compiles the existing information to identify gaps to be addressed in the second phase. The second phase fills in the identified gaps through multi-day community workshops that have both an outdoor and indoor component. Participants will include knowledge holders, youth, and Elders. The final phase will compile the collected information into an interactive website that includes stories, photos, and discussion summaries. Educational material for K-12 to promote Inuvialuit culture will be developed as well.