ASTIS - Arctic Science and Technology Information System


A search of the ASTIS database for "su women and rt any r" has found the following 156 records, which are sorted in descending order of year.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Women's outdoor skill training in Yukon and western Canada : motivations and outcomes   /   Asselin, J. [Investigator]   University of Lethbridge [Affiliation]
(Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licence, no. 16-50)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Yukon Heritage Resources Unit under the Yukon Scientists and Explorers Act.
Year: 2016.
ASTIS record 82091.
Languages: English

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Adult education; Capacity building; Outdoor recreation; Research project descriptions; Survival; Women; Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licences

G0811
Yukon


RESEARCH PROJECT
Safe and sound : exploring Inuit mothers' experiences of child welfare in relation to Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) in Arviat, Nunavut   /   Johnston, P. [Investigator]   University of British Columbia. School of Social Work [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 03 010 15R-M )
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2015.
Investigator's address: School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2X3, patriciajohnston@ubc.ca.
ASTIS record 82982.
Languages: English

This research project responds to concerns expressed by Inuit about the child welfare system (social services). Inuit have stated that Qallunaat (non-Inuit) ways of doing things do not work in their communities - child welfare is no exception. Mining is seen as the economic future of Nunavut, yet it can also hold implications for child wellbeing. An increasing number of families are finding employment in the mining industry. Research concerning the social impact of mining has noted some of the problems that can result from this form of employment on families. (Au)

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Children; Culture (Anthropology); Day care; Employment; Inuit; Mental health and well-being; Mining; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Socio-economic effects; Traditional knowledge; Welfare; Women

G0813
Arviat, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Safe and sound : exploring Inuit mothers' experiences of child welfare in relation to Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) in Arviat, Nunavut   /   Johnston, P. [Investigator]   University of British Columbia. School of Social Work [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 03 012 14N-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2014.
Investigator's address: School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada, patriciajohnston@ubc.ca.
ASTIS record 82062.
Languages: English

This research project responds to concerns expressed by Inuit about the child welfare system (social services). Inuit have stated that Qallunaat (non-Inuit) ways of doing things do not work in their communities - child welfare is no exception. Mining is seen as the economic future of Nunavut, yet it can also hold implications for child wellbeing. An increasing number of families are finding employment in the mining industry. Research concerning the social impact of mining has noted some of the problems that can result from this form of employment on families. (Au)

T, R, P
Children; Culture (Anthropology); Day care; Employment; Inuit; Mental health and well-being; Mineral industries; Mining; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Socio-economic effects; Traditional knowledge; Welfare; Women

G0813
Arviat, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Near the floe edge : Inuit women's roles in the mixed economy   /   Marineau, M.Q. [Investigator]   McGill University [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 02 033 14R-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2014.
Investigator's address: McGill University, Montreal, QC H1W 2K6, Canada, magalie.quintal-marineau@mail.mcgill.ca.
ASTIS record 82057.
Languages: English

Recent academic research in Nunavut has focused on the potential impacts of climate change on the physical and biological subsystems of the northern ecosystem. A corollary to this research has been social scientific investigation of the vulnerability of Inuit and other Arctic Indigenous peoples to disruptions in their traditional activities and, ultimately, the security of local food systems. Yet academics and communities alike have focused interests in subsistence adaptability and food security on hunting practice, which is an activity dominated by men. Meanwhile, little to no attention has been paid to the role of women in subsistence activities, one that I argue is fundamental not only to local food security, but to Nunavummiut cultural resilience as well. (Au)

T, N, R, E
Adaptability (Psychology); Climate change; Culture (Anthropology); Food; Food preservation; Food security; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Socio-economic effects; Subsistence; Women

G0813
Clyde River (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inuit women and environmental change : examining experiences and adaptation in Iqaluit, Nunavut   /   Bunce, A. [Investigator]   McGill University. Dept. of Geography [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 01 023 14N-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2014.
Investigator's address: Department of Geography, McGill University, Montréal, QC H3A 2T5, Canada, anna@annabunce.com.
ASTIS record 82052.
Languages: English

As our climate changes, adaptation will be required of communities worldwide. Without an adequate baseline understanding of how individuals experience climate change, both local and global policy will remain ineffective in responding to these changes. Likewise, the adaptation experiences of marginalized subgroups such as women, children and the elderly are lacking representation in climate change literature at a global scale. Within the context of Canada's north, this lack of representation holds true. While a great deal of literature has focused on climate change on traditionally male dominated traditional activities, only two academic articles detail how Inuit women are experiencing climate change in Canada's north. (Au)

T, R, E
Adaptability (Psychology); Children; Climate change; Culture (Anthropology); Elders; Environmental policy; Gender differences; Inuit; Men; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Socio-economic effects; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Engaging men and boys in reducing violence against women and girls   /   Irngaut, K. [Investigator]   Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 05 005 14N-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2014.
Investigator's address: Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7, Canada, kirngaut@pauktuutit.ca.
ASTIS record 81922.
Languages: English

Pauktuutit is undertaking a two year project to increase awareness and to strengthen coping skills among Inuit men and boys in an effort to reduce gender based violence within Inuit communities. Guided by an advisory committee composed of Inuit subject matter experts, Pauktuutit will work at the community, regional, and national level to identify issues and practical approaches to ending violence. (Au)

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Capacity building; Domestic violence; Inuit; Men; Mental health and well-being; Nunavut Research Licences; Public education campaigns; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Women; Youth

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The impacts of mining and mineral development on Inuit women and families in Qamani'tuaq   /   Nightingale, E. [Investigator]   Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 03 005 13N-A)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2013.
Investigator's address: Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7, Canada, enightingale@pauktuutit.ca.
ASTIS record 80898.
Languages: English

The purpose is to conduct research in Baker Lake to inform a gender-based analysis of the impacts of resource extraction on the social determinants of health and wellbeing. This case study will raise awareness of the implications, both positive and negative, of mining on Inuit women and ensure their voices are heard. The outcomes will allow Inuit women and women's organizations across the North to better engage in dialogue with resource extraction companies, federal, provincial and territorial governments and regulatory bodies such as the Nunavut Impact Review Board. As the research will be developed and collected by members of the community trained by the researchers, community members will gain practical and transferrable research skills. (Au)

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Communication; Government relations; Inuit; Mental health and well-being; Mining; Mining policy; Nunavut Impact Review Board; Nunavut Research Licences; Participatory action research; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Socio-economic effects; Women

G0813
Baker Lake (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit practices in entrepreneurship   /   Cunningham, R. [Investigator]   University of Prince Edward Island [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 01 032 12N-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2013.
Investigator's address: University of Prince Edward Island / Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0, Canada, rhoda@innirvik.com.
ASTIS record 80873.
Languages: English

The study of I.Q. practices in Entrepreneurship will take place in Iqaluit over seven months from December to June 2013. Data collection will be conducted in the fall of 2012 to March 2013. The project objectives are to create a wider understanding of I.Q. that is used effectively in Inuit women businesses in Iqaluit-based companies and to document five business cases to showcase and feature as role models in Nunavut that show cultural values intertwine very well among aboriginal entrepreneurs. (Au)

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Businesses; Culture (Anthropology); Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social interaction; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Repairing the holes in the net : responding to the mental health needs of northern homeless women   /   Poole, N. [Investigator]   BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 01 010 12N-A)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2012.
Investigator's address: BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3N1, Canada, npoole@cw.bc.ca.
ASTIS record 78622.
Languages: English

Repairing the holes in the net is a pan-territorial research project aimed at improving the mental health of northern women who are homeless or in unstable housing. This project is applied research. In other words, it is designed to help agencies and individuals who are in positions to change policy or to design and implement programs, to work and learn together. The result will be better support for northern women with mental health problems. (Au)

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Economic conditions; Homelessness; Housing; Mental health and well-being; Mental health services; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Welfare; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Near the floe edge : Inuit women's roles in the mixed economy   /   Marineau, M.Q. [Investigator]   McGill University [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 02 027 12N-A)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2012.
Investigator's address: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H1W 2K6, Canada, magalie.quintal-marineau@mail.mcgill.ca.
ASTIS record 78614.
Languages: English

Recent academic research in Nunavut has focused on the potential impacts of climate change on the physical and biological subsystems of the northern ecosystem. A corollary to this research has been social scientific investigation of the vulnerability of Inuit and other Arctic Indigenous peoples to disruptions in their traditional activities and, ultimately, the security of local food systems. Yet academics and communities alike have focused interests in subsistence adaptability and food security on hunting practice, which is an activity dominated by men. Meanwhile, little to no attention has been paid to the role of women in subsistence activities, one that I argue is fundamental not only to local food security, but to Nunavummiut cultural resilience as well. (Au)

T, N, R, E
Adaptability (Psychology); Climate change; Culture (Anthropology); Food; Food preservation; Food security; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Socio-economic effects; Subsistence; Women

G0813
Clyde River (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inuit women and subsistence : social and environmental change   /   Dowsley, M. [Investigator]   Lakehead University. Dept. of Geography [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 02 031 12R-M-Amended)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2012.
Investigator's address: Department of Geography, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada, mdowsley@lakeheadu.ca.
ASTIS record 78606.
Languages: English

The objectives of the project are to investigate women's activities related to harvesting and processing country foods and materials. Also to examine the social networks of sharing for the collection, processing, distribution, and consumption of goods and services (including, but not only, country foods and other products). Also to find out people's views on changes in subsistence over the past 50 years and the main threats to the current system. Finally, to use this information as a baseline for future studies. (Au)

T, N, R
Acculturation; Customs; Food; Food preservation; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social interaction; Subsistence; Temporal variations; Women

G0813
Clyde River (Hamlet), Nunavut; Pangnirtung, Nunavut; Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Repairing the holes in the net : responding to the mental health needs of northern homeless women   /   Poole, N. [Investigator]   BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health [Affiliation]
(Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licence, no. 12-08)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Yukon Heritage Resources Unit under the Yukon Scientists and Explorers Act.
Year: 2012.
ASTIS record 75748.
Languages: English

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Economic conditions; Homelessness; Housing; Mental health and well-being; Mental health services; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Welfare; Women; Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licences

G0811
Yukon


RESEARCH PROJECT
Determinants of food insecurity among Inuit women in Arviat, Nunavut : the role of climate change and multiple socio-economic stresses   /   Beaumier, M. [Investigator]   McGill University. Dept. of Geography [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 03 050 11R-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2011.
Investigator's address: Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada, maude.beaumier@mail.mcgill.ca.
ASTIS record 78399.
Languages: English

This community-run project aims to identify and characterize the key factors determining the vulnerability of Inuit women to food insecurity within the context of significant socio-economic transformation as well as climatic and environmental changes, in the Inuit community of Arviat, Nunavut. (Au)

T, R, K, E
Climate change; Economic conditions; Food; Health; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social conditions; Women

G0813
Arviat, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
What are the current practices, attitudes and support systems related to breastfeeding among mothers of infants less than two years of age living in Repulse Bay?   /   Lu, J. [Investigator]   Winnipeg Regional Health Authority [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 03 057 11N-A-Registry)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2011.
Investigator's address: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 3V6, Canada, jlukimmy@gmail.com.
ASTIS record 78323.
Languages: English

Our research aims to gain a better understanding of the current breastfeeding practices and attitudes as well as the support systems for breastfeeding in Repulse Bay. Researchers will conduct individual face-to-face interviews and medical chart reviews to collect data. Participants will be recruited via: 1.) collaboration with health centre staff in distributing information to mothers during postnatal visits; 2.) radio announcements and poster advertising throughout the community; 3.) information booths at the health centre, church and school. Recruitment announcements and posters will be in both English and Inuktitut languages. Participants will be informed of the purpose and procedures of the study and asked to sign the consent form acknowledging confidentiality and agreeing to participate. Parental consent will be obtained for adolescents under the age of 18. A translator will be available to assist during interviews if needed. (Au)

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Children; Health care workers; Infant nutrition; Inuit; Milk; Nunavut Research Licences; Public education campaigns; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Naujaat, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The determinants of food security among Inuit women : understanding pregnancy, nutrition and health in the Canadian Arctic   /   Doucette, M. [Investigator]   Lakehead University [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 01 052 10N-A)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2010.
Investigator's address: Lakehead University, Coe Hill, Ontario, Canada, mmdoucette@lakeheadu.ca.
ASTIS record 78216.
Languages: English

My research endeavours to use a multi-community, qualitative investigation to better understand Inuit women's circumstances of food security during pregnancy and the determinants of food security from women's perspectives. The population health research community and most importantly Inuit themselves are primed for more nuanced understandings about the current circumstance of food security for Inuit women during pregnancy in Canada. My proposed research is grounded in an understanding of the interaction between environment and human health, indigenous research methodologies, and the principles of community-based participatory research (CBPR). The driving research question for this project is, "What are the determinants of food security for Inuit women during pregnancy and how are this population's nutritional choices influenced by self-identified determinants of food security?" (Au)

T, K, N
Food; Food security; Health; Human ecology; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Participatory action research; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut; Pangnirtung, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inuit women and subsistence : social and environmental change   /   Dowsley, M. [Investigator]   Lakehead University. Dept. of Geography [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 02 046 10N-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2010.
Investigator's address: Department of Geography, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, mdowsley@lakeheadu.ca.
ASTIS record 78204.
Languages: English

The objectives of the project are to investigate women's activities related to harvesting and processing country foods and materials. Also to examine the social networks of sharing for the collection, processing, distribution, and consumption of goods and services (including, but not only, country foods and other products). Also to find out people's views on changes in subsistence over the past 50 years and the main threats to the current system. Finally, to use this information as a baseline for future studies. (Au)

T, N, R
Acculturation; Food preservation; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social interaction; Subsistence; Temporal variations; Women

G0813
Clyde River (Hamlet), Nunavut; Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Determinants of food insecurity among Inuit women in Arviat, Nunavut : the role of climate change and multiple socio-economic stresses   /   Beaumier, M. [Investigator]   McGill University. Dept. of Geography [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 03 032 10N-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2010.
Investigator's address: Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, maude.beaumier@mail.mcgill.ca.
ASTIS record 78188.
Languages: English

This community-run project aims to identify and characterize the key factors determining the vulnerability of Inuit women to food insecurity within the context of significant socio-economic transformation as well as climatic and environmental changes, in the Inuit community of Arviat, Nunavut. (Au)

T, R, K, E
Climate change; Economic conditions; Food; Health; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social conditions; Women

G0813
Arviat, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
What are the current practices, attitudes and support systems related to breastfeeding among mothers of infants less than two years of age living in Repulse Bay?   /   Lu, J. [Investigator]   Winnipeg Regional Health Authority [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 03 057 11N-A-Registry)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2010.
Investigator's address: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, jlukimmy@gmail.com.
ASTIS record 78176.
Languages: English

Our research aims to gain a better understanding of the current breastfeeding practices and attitudes as well as the support systems for breastfeeding in Repulse Bay. Researchers will conduct individual face-to-face interviews and medical chart reviews to collect data. Participants will be recruited via: 1.) collaboration with health centre staff in distributing information to mothers during postnatal visits; 2.) radio announcements and poster advertising throughout the community; 3.) information booths at the health centre, church and school. Recruitment announcements and posters will be in both English and Inuktitut languages. Participants will be informed of the purpose and procedures of the study and asked to sign the consent form acknowledging confidentiality and agreeing to participate. Parental consent will be obtained for adolescents under the age of 18. A translator will be available to assist during interviews if needed. (Au)

K, T
Children; Health care workers; Infant nutrition; Inuit; Milk; Nunavut Research Licences; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Naujaat, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Prenatal care in two Nunavut communities : what are the barriers, facilitators and motivators to accessing care?   /   Geraci, J. [Investigator]   McMaster University [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 03 047 10N-A-Amended)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2010.
Investigator's address: McMaster University, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, johannageraci@yahoo.com.
ASTIS record 78173.
Languages: English

The purpose of this study is to understand why women choose to attend, or not to attend, prenatal care in two Nunavut communities with different rates of attendance. The research will look at how individual characteristics, personal relationships, the woman's community and the health care system influence her decision to attend prenatal care. A descriptive, qualitative research design will use interviews to collect information from pregnant and postpartum women, and nurses, midwives and maternity care workers who live in Arviat and Rankin Inlet. Community members have been working with the researcher to develop a research proposal and interview questions that are relevant to prenatal care in their communities. Interviews will be offered in Inuktitut and English. Information from the interviews will be analyzed using content analysis, which looks for common and related ideas from the interviews. A summary of the research results will be written describing the factors that encourage and discourage women from attending prenatal care. (Au)

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Health care; Health care workers; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Arviat, Nunavut; Rankin Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The study of congenital heart defects in a northern population   /   Arbour, L. [Investigator]   University of British Columbia. Dept. of Medical Genetics [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0502609R-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2009.
Investigator's address: Department of Medical Genetics, Vancouver, BC, Canada, larbour@cw.bc.ca.
ASTIS record 72801.
Languages: English

Congenital heart malformation is a common congenital malformation, diagnosed around the world in about 1% of live births. This is also true in the Canadian Arctic, where in Nunavik, the rate of infant mortality is 5 times that of non-aboriginal Quebec and 2/3 of the neonatal deaths are due to birth defects. In Nunavut and Nunavik, a 5 year cohort of more than 2,500 Inuit births occurring between 1989-1994 evaluating the rates of birth defects, confirms that congenital heart defects, specifically septal defects (VSDs) and atrial septal defects (ASDs) were nearly 5 times more frequent than in other Canadian populations. Children and their mothers will be invited to participate in the study which will compare vitamin levels of the mothers, genetic factors of mothers and children with controls (the mothers' sisters). As well, dietary histories of the cases, controls and other women of childbearing years will be assessed for intake of nutrients important in fetal development. Histories of pregnancy exposures will be compared between cases and controls. (Au)

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Children; Food; Genetics; Health; Heart disease; Infant mortality; Infant nutrition; Internal organs; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Public participation; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Vitamins; Women

G0813, G0826
Nunavik, Québec; Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
How long can pregnant women stay in their home communities before giving birth? A project on the use of Fetal Fibronectin Testing "at term"   /   Kornelsen, J. [Investigator]   Centre for Rural Health Research [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0101209R-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2009.
Investigator's address: The Centre for Rural Health Research, Vancouver, BC, Canada, jude@saltspringwireless.com.
ASTIS record 72799.
Languages: English

Many pregnant women across Canada living in rural and remote communities have to leave their home communities to give birth due to a lack of local maternity services. This can create negative health outcomes and significant social stress for rural women and their families. This is an issue in Nunavut due to its isolation and extreme physical environment. Although infrastructure for local delivery in every community in Nunavut would help reduce negative health outcomes, it is not feasible due to financial and health service delivery challenges. A reasonable strategy, however, is to reduce time spent in referral communities by pregnant women, allowing women to stay in their home community for longer. The use of the "Fetal Fibronectin Test" for pregnant women at term (the end of a normal pregnancy between 37-42 weeks) may be the way to do this. We are interested in learning about whether or not the Fetal Fibronectin Test can be used to predict when, close to her due date, a woman will go into labour. If it can, the test can be used to safely allow women in remote communities to stay at home longer before leaving for Iqaluit or Rankin Inlet to give birth. This pilot study will be conducted at the Baffin Region. (Au)

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Hospitals; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Rural conditions; Testing; Women

G0813
Baffin Island, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Smoking and cessation among pregnant women in Nunavut   /   Reid, R. [Investigator]   Ottawa Health Services Network Inc. [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0100909R-M-Amended)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2009.
Investigator's address: Ottawa Health Services Network Inc., Ottawa, ON, CA, breid@ottawaheart.ca.
ASTIS record 72798.
Languages: English

Little is known about the experience of pregnant smokers in Nunavut concerning quitting smoking or the kinds of advice they receive from their health care providers. This pilot project will create a better description and explanation of smoking behaviour among pregnant smokers in the Baffin Region of Nunavut. Participation from pregnant women and health care providers in this study will help create relevant smoking cessation strategies. (Au)

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Addictions treatment; Health care workers; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Tobacco use; Women

G0813
Baffin Island, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The prevalence of Human Papilloma Virus and its impact on cervical dysplasia in Yukon   /   Mao, Y. [Investigator]   Public Health Agency of Canada [Affiliation]
(Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licence, no. 09-07)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Yukon Heritage Resources Unit under the Yukon Scientists and Explorers Act.
Year: 2009.
Investigator's address: Dr. Yan Mao, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
ASTIS record 65783.
Languages: English

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Cancer; Health; Research project descriptions; Viruses; Women; Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licences

G0811
Yukon


RESEARCH PROJECT
Smoking and cessation among pregnant women in Nunavut   /   Reid, R. [Investigator]   Ottawa Health Services Network Inc. [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0103508N-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2008.
Investigator's address: Robert Reid, Ottawa Health Services Network Inc., Ottawa, Ontario. E-mail: breid@ottawaheart.ca.
ASTIS record 70904.
Languages: English

Little is known about the experience of pregnant smokers in Nunavut concerning quitting smoking or the kinds of advice they receive from their health care providers. This pilot project will create a better description and explanation of smoking behaviour among pregnant smokers in the Baffin Region of Nunavut. Participation from pregnant women and health care providers in this study will help create relevant smoking cessation strategies. (Au)

K, T, R
Addictions treatment; Health; Health care; Health care workers; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Tobacco use; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
How long can pregnant women stay in their home communities before giving birth? A project on the use of fetal fibronectin testing at term   /   Kornelsen, J. [Investigator]   Centre for Rural Health Research [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0101908N-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2008.
Investigator's address: Jude Kornelsen, Centre for Rural Health Research, Vancouver, B.C. E-mail: jude@saltspringwireless.com.
ASTIS record 70902.
Languages: English

Many pregnant women living in rural and remote communities across Canada have to leave their home communities to give birth due to a lack of local maternity services. This can create negative health outcomes and significant social stress for rural women and their families. This is an issue in Nunavut due to its isolation and extreme physical environment. Although infrastructure for local delivery in every community in Nunavut would help reduce negative health outcomes, it is not feasible due to financial and health service delivery challenges. A reasonable strategy, however, is to reduce time spent in referral communities by pregnant women, allowing women to stay in their home community for longer. The use of the Fetal Fibronectin Test for pregnant women at term (the end of a normal pregnancy between 37 and 42 weeks) may be the way to do this. We are interested in learning about whether or not the Fetal Fibronectin Test can be used to predict when, close to her due date, a woman will go into labour. If it can, the test can be used to safely allow women in remote communities to stay at home longer before leaving for Iqaluit or Rankin Inlet to give birth. This pilot study will be conducted at the Baffin Region. (Au)

K, T, R
Health care; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Continuity and change in Inuit women's knowledge : the context of Kivalliq area from 1940 to today   /   Rodrigue, J. [Investigator]   Université Laval. Centre interuniversitaire d'études et de recherches autochtones [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0301508N-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2008.
Investigator's address: CIERA, Université Laval, Pavillon Charles-de-Konick, Qué., Canada. E-mail: Julie.rodrigue@ciera.ulaval.ca.
ASTIS record 70812.
Languages: English

My general research objective is to document the role of Inuit women in religious activities. I want to learn more about the various religious experiences of Inuit women and how they pass on their knowledge to the younger generations. This research is conducted within the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council/Community-University Research Alliance (SSHRC-CURA) project titled "Memory and History in Nunavut." It is a partnership between the Groupe d'études Inuit et circumpolaires (GETIC) of Laval University, the Nunavut Arctic College and Iqaluit Elders Society. I plan to interview and record life histories mainly of Inuit women of different generations and observe, as much as I can, their activities in their families, in schools and at various religious celebrations and festivals. I want to focus on women's experiences because after reviewing the anthropological literature on this topic, I noticed that the men were generally solicited more than women. I thus thought it would be relevant and interesting to try and supplement their data with testimonies coming from Inuit women. The oral data will be kept in a locked drawer in the GETIC laboratory for the duration of its potential use, as decided upon with the communities I will work with. The information obtained will be used for writing a PhD thesis, in the publication of articles in scientific journals and for presentations in conferences. At the end of my PhD I will send a copy of each audio and video tape to the communities, the Nunavut Arctic College and also to the participants who have asked for a copy. I will erase the tapes of those who have asked to stay anonymous. (Au)

T, R, V
Gender differences; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Oral history; Religion; Research project descriptions; Rites and ceremonies; Social change; Social institutions; Social surveys; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The study of congenital heart defects in a northern population   /   Arbour, L. [Investigator]   University of British Columbia. Dept. of Medical Genetics [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0500207R-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2007.
Investigator's address: Laura Arbour, Dept. of Medical Genetics, UBC, Vancouver, B.C. E-mail: larbour@cw.bc.ca.
ASTIS record 70340.
Languages: English

Congenital heart malformations are a common congenital malformation, diagnosed around the world in about 1% of live births. This is also true in the Canadian Arctic, where in Nunavik, the rate of infant mortality is 5 times that of non-aboriginal Quebec and 2/3 of the neonatal deaths are due to birth defects. In Nunavut and Nunavik, a 5 year cohort of more than 2,500 Inuit births occurring between 1989-1994 evaluating the rates of birth defects, confirms that congenital heart defects, specifically [ventrical] septal defects (VSDs) and atrial septal defects (ASDs) were nearly 5 times more frequent than in other Canadian populations. Children and their mothers will be invited to participate in the study which will compare vitamin levels of the mothers, genetic factors of mothers and children with controls (the mothers' sisters). As well, dietary histories of the cases, controls and other women of childbearing years will be assessed for intake of nutrients important in fetal development. Histories of pregnancy exposures will be compared between cases and controls. (Au)

K, T, R
Children; Food; Genetics; Health; Heart disease; Infant mortality; Infant nutrition; Internal organs; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Public participation; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Vitamins; Women

G0813, G0826
Nunavik, Québec; Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Powerful women, dependent women? An enquiry into the social strategies of Inuit career women   /   Matthijsse, M. [Investigator]   University of Durham [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0100107N-M)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2007.
Investigator's address: Mathilde Matthijsse, Kelloe, Durham, UK. E-mail: mathilde.matthijsse@durham.ac.uk.
ASTIS record 70298.
Languages: English

The main interest of the proposed research is the effects of women's entry into the labour market on intra-household relations. As relationships with kin and community have traditionally been very important, the wider concern of this research is to establish to what extent traditional forms of social relationships survive or are reproduced in the rapidly changing world of Inuit women in Nunavut. With women in the Arctic becoming more active in wage employment and more interested in further education unavailable in Nunavut, society will need to adapt its expectations of women, of families and of intra-household relations. The research is to be conducted over an approximately 12 month period in Iqaluit. Methods will include observations and open-ended interviewing. A small number of case studies will also be conducted in businesses and households. Through observations during visits, open-ended interviews with all individuals concerned and the collection of life histories, I will be able to gain an insight in the ways in which social networks are put to use, and the perceptions of different individuals involved of the changing role of women. (Au)

R, T
Career aspirations; Education; Employment; Inuit; Labour supply; Nunavut Research Licences; Occupations; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social institutions; Social interaction; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The role of Inuit women in religious space in the Kivalliq   /   Rodrigue, J. [Investigator]   Université Laval. Groupe d'études inuit et circumpolaires [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2006.
Investigator's address: Julie Rodrigue, GÉTIC, Pavillon Charles-de-Konick, Université Laval, Québec.
ASTIS record 64026.
Languages: English

My general research objective is to document the role of Inuit women in religious activities. I want to learn more about the various religious experiences of Inuit women and how they pass on their knowledge to the younger generations. This research is conducted within the SSHRC-CURA project titled "Memory and History in Nunavut". It is a partnership between the GETIC of Laval University, the Nunavut Arctic College and Iqaluit's Elders Society. I will attempt to reach my goal by interviewing and recording life histories, mainly of Inuit women of different generations, and observe, as much as I can, their activities in their families, in schools and at various religious celebrations and festivals. I want to focus on women's experiences because after reviewing the anthropological literature on this topic, I notice that men were more solicited in general than were women. I thus thought it would be relevant and interesting to try and supplement their data with testimonies coming from Inuit women. The oral data will be kept in a locked drawer in the GETIC laboratory of Laval University as long as any potential use has been decided with the communities I will work with. The information obtained will be used for writing a Ph.D. thesis, and in the publication of articles in scientific journals and for presentations in conferences. At the end of my Ph.D., I will send a copy of each audio and video tape to the communities, to the Nunavut Arctic College and also to those participants who have asked me for a copy, and I will erase the tapes of those who have asked to stay anonymous. (Au)

T, R, V
Education; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Oral history; Religion; Research project descriptions; Rites and ceremonies; Social interaction; Social surveys; Traditional native spirituality; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The study of congenital heart defects in a northern population   /   Arbour, L. [Investigator]   University of British Columbia. Dept. of Medical Genetics [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2006.
Investigator's address: Laura Arbour, Dept. of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
ASTIS record 63971.
Languages: English

Congenital heart malformations is a common congenital malformation, diagnosed around the world in about 1% of live births. This is also true in the Canadian Arctic, where in Nunavik, the rate of infant mortality is 5 times that of non-aboriginal Quebec and 2/3 of the neonatal deaths are due to birth defects. In Nunavut and Nunavik, a 5 year cohort of more than 2,500 Inuit births occurring between 1989-1994 evaluating the rates of birth defects, confirms that congenital heart defects, specifically venticle septal defects (VSDs) and atrial septal defects (ASDs) were nearly 5 times more frequent than in other Canadian populations. Children and their mothers will be invites to participate in the study which will compare vitamin levels of the mothers, genetic factors of mothers and children with controls (the mothers' sisters). As well, dietary histories of the cases, controls and other women of childbearing years will be assessed for intake of nutrients important in fetal development. Histories of pregnancy exposures will be compared between cases and controls. (Au)

T, K, R
Children; Food; Genetics; Health; Heart disease; Human physiology; Infant mortality; Inuit; Medical records; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Public participation; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Vitamins; Women

G0813, G0826
Nunavik, Québec; Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Developing linkages to increase capacity for Inuit women's health   /   Meadows, L. [Investigator]   University of Calgary [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2006.
Investigator's address: Lynn Meadows, Dept. of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.
ASTIS record 63967.
Languages: English

There is little published research about Inuit health, and even less about Inuit women's health. However, Inuit women face multiple challenges that impact their health including geographic environment, remote location, and social and cultural differences that may impact their health and well-being. We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers who have worked with diverse groups of women (such as immigrant women, women with disabilities, rural women and First Nations women) on a variety of women's health projects. Through development of strong connections to the Nunavut community of Iqaluit, we will work with northern stakeholders who are interested in participating in women's health research in Nunavut and provide training on qualitative health research interview techniques. We have been working with community organizations and health professionals in Nunavut for the development of this project and will continue to involve these groups for the duration of the project. In the short term we will develop linkages between university researchers and the Nunavut community, provide research skills to local research assistants, and an Iqaluit born graduate student, and gain information from which other health research proposals can be developed. We will also provide education on bone health to community members through a number of meetings and in-service opportunities. In the long term, this project has the potential to begin the work of raising awareness of northern and Inuit women's health issues. It will provide information that is community-based, culturally sensitive and responsive to locally identified women's health needs that can be used by decision makers and program planners. (Au)

T, R, K
Bones; Community workers; Health; Health care workers; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Occupational training; Public education campaigns; Research personnel; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Universities; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Powerful women, dependent women? An enquiry into the social strategies of Inuit career women   /   Matthijsse, M. [Investigator]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2006.
Investigator's address: Mathilde Matthijsse, Durham, U.K.
ASTIS record 63949.
Languages: English

The main interest of the proposed research is the effects of women's entry into the labour market on intra-household relations. As relationships with kin and community have traditionally been very important, the wider concern of this research is to establish to what extent traditional forms of social relationships survive or are reproduced in the rapidly changing world of Inuit women in Nunavut. With women in the Arctic becoming more active in wage employment and more interested in further education unavailable in Nunavut, society will need to adapt its expectations of women, of families and of intra-household relations. The research is to be conducted over an approximately 12 month period in Iqaluit. Methods will include observations and open-ended interviewing. A small number of case studies will also be conducted in businesses and households. Through observations during visits, open-ended interviews with all individuals concerned and the collection of life histories I will be able to gain an insight in the ways in which social networks are put to use, and the perceptions of different individuals involved of the changing role of women. (Au)

T, R
Adaptability (Psychology); Culture (Anthropology); Employment; Higher education; Identity; Inuit; Kinship; Nunavut Research Licences; Psychology; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social conditions; Social institutions; Social interaction; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Gender and decision-making and co-management of Arctic fisheries and wildlife   /   Kafarowski, J. [Investigator]   Arctic Council [Sponsor]   Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada [Sponsor]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2006.
Investigator's address: Joanna Kafarowski, Gabriola, B.C.
ASTIS record 63935.
Languages: English

The aim of the project is to document and analyze women's roles in Arctic fisheries in order to promote and support their participation in decision and policy-making processes. Further participation will contribute to the continued sustainability of Arctic fisheries. This is a circumpolar project initiated and supported by the Arctic Council and Pauktuutit Inuit Women's Association and involves a partnership between Canada, Greenland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland. (Au)

N, T
Co-management; Employment; Fish management; Fisheries; Gender differences; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Public participation; Research project descriptions; Sustainable economic development; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inuit women's attitude towards teenage pregnancy   /   Main, F.J. [Investigator]   St. Francis Xavier University [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2005.
Investigator's address: Fiona J. Main, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, N.S. E-mail: x2001ofq@stfx.ca.
ASTIS record 60361.
Languages: English

The continued prevalence of teenage pregnancy in the north is of concern to many health and social care providers. Sociologists have found that teenage childbearing, although traditionally accepted in many parts of the world, often becomes a 'problem' in culturally and economically Westernized countries. If health care providers view early childbearing as a social problem, how is this issue viewed by the general Inuit population? The purpose of the proposed research is to measure the attitudes of Inuit women towards teenage pregnancy and related issues. The results of the study will provide some idea of differences in attitudes between different ages of women, and thus indicate any trends in the attitudes towards this issue. The data may also be examined for connections between attitudes and changing rates of teenage pregnancy, including prediction for future rates. (Au)

T, K, R
Age; Forecasting; Health care workers; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Women; Youth

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Developing linkages to increase capacity for Inuit women's health   /   Meadows, L. [Investigator]   University of Calgary [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2005.
Investigator's address: Lynn Meadows, Dept. of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta. E-mail: meadows@ucalgary.ca.
ASTIS record 60360.
Languages: English

There is little published research about Inuit health, and even less about Inuit women's health. However, Inuit women face multiple challenges that impact their health including geographic environment, remote location, and social and cultural differences that may impact their health and well-being. We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers who have worked with diverse groups of women (such as immigrant women, women with disabilities, rural women and First Nations women) on a variety of women's health projects. Through development of strong connections to the Nunavut community of Iqaluit, we will work with northern stakeholders who are interested in participating in women's health research in Nunavut and provide training on qualitative health research interview techniques. We have been working with community organizations and health professionals in Nunavut for the development of this project and will continue to involve these groups for the duration of the project. In the short term we will develop linkages between university researchers and the Nunavut community, provide research skills to local research assistants, and an Iqaluit born graduate student, and gain information from which other health research proposals can be developed. We will also provide education on bone health to community members through a number of meetings and in-service opportunities. In the long term, this project has the potential to begin the work of raising awareness of northern and Inuit women's health issues. It will provide information that is community-based, culturally sensitive and responsive to locally identified women's health needs that can be used by decision makers and program planners. (Au)

T, R, K
Bones; Health; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Occupational training; Public education campaigns; Research personnel; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The emergence of gestational diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus among the Inuit of the Baffin Region   /   Egeland, G. [Investigator]   McGill University. Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2005.
Investigator's address: Grace Egeland, Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment, McGill University, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec. E-mail: egeland@macdonald.mcgill.ca.
ASTIS record 60357.
Languages: English

The objectives of the current proposal are to determine the prevalance of diagnosed diabetes during pregnancy and type 2 DM in the Baffin Region; and to identify the prevalence and determinants of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and other risk factors for type 2 DM among the Inuit in 2-3 communities in the Baffin Region. The information will provide an Inuit-specific context of the determinants and prevalence of diabetic risk factors upon which to develop health promotion and prevention strategies. Also, the information from the initial screening will help determine the need for diabetes screening and the most cost-effective screening policies that could be implemented throughout the Territory. The first component of the study represents a case-ascertainment and a capture-recapture analysis to examine completeness of case ascertainment. The capture-recapture method requires two independent data sources and the ability to identify matches based upon personal identifiers. Cases identified through community screenings and hospital laboratory records will be used in a capture-recapture analysis to estimate the true number of cases (with confidence intervals) for the Baffin Region. The minimum amount of data required is a laboratory result indicative of type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance and personal identifiers to ensure that each case is counted only once and to enable a capture-recapture assessment of completeness of case ascertainment. For the second component of the study, which is the community health screening, the information collected will include systolic and diastolic blood pressure, fasting plasma, glucose and insulin, fasting lipids, an oral glucose tolerance test and measures of weight, height, circumference, and body fat distribution, physical activity and diet. Participants gender, age, and smoking status and family history of diabetes and heart disease are also considered important for the screening. (Au)

T, K, Y, R
Age; Biological sampling; Blood; Costs; Diabetes; Fats; Food; Health; Heart disease; Inuit; Lipids; Logistics; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Physical fitness; Public participation; Research project descriptions; Risk assessment; Size; Social surveys; Sugars; Testing; Tobacco use; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The study of congenital heart defects in a northern population   /   Arbour, L. [Investigator]   University of British Columbia. Dept. of Medical Genetics [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2005.
Investigator's address: Laura Arbour, Dept. of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. E-mail: larbour@cw.bc.ca.
ASTIS record 60356.
Languages: English

Congenital heart malformations are common and diagnosed around the world in about 1% of live births. This is also true in the Canadian Arctic, where in Nunavik, the rate of infant mortality is 5 times that of non-aboriginal Quebec and 2/3 of the neonatal deaths are due to birth defects. In Nunavut and Nunavik, a 5 year cohort of more than 2,500 Inuit births occurring between 1989-1994 evaluating the rates of birth defects, confirms that congenital heart defects, specifically septal defects (VSDs) and atrial septal defects (ASDs) were nearly 5 times more frequent than in other Canadian populations. Children and their mothers will be invited to participate in the study which will compare vitamin levels of the mothers, genetic factors of mothers and children with controls (the mothers' sisters). As well, dietary histories of the cases, controls and other women of child-bearing years will be assessed for intake of nutrients important in fetal development. Histories of pregnancy exposures will be compared between cases and controls. (Au)

T, K, R, Y
Children; Food; Genetics; Heart disease; Infant mortality; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Public participation; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Vitamins; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inside school administration in Nunavut : three women's stories   /   Thompson, C. [Investigator]   University of Western Ontario. Faculty of Education [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2005.
Investigator's address: Caroline Thompson, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. E-mail: ethomp4@uwo.ca.
ASTIS record 60334.
Languages: English

My research will investigate the factors that motivate Inuit women to become principals in Nunavut schools. In this study I would like to interview three Inuit educators from Rankin Inlet and Baker Lake about school administration. I will audiotape the interviews with each of the three women at a location of their choosing. Each of the participants will have the opportunity to respond in Inuktituk with an interpreter. I will listen for common themes that emerge in what they say. These themes will be used to create the final report. Their stories will be presented anonymously and collectively, to ensure confidentiality. (Au)

T, R, Y
Inuit; Inuit languages; Management; Nunavut Research Licences; Principals (Education); Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Teachers; Translators; Women

G0813
Baker Lake (Hamlet), Nunavut; Rankin Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
A study of traditional and colonial conceptions of space and time among the Inuit of Baffin Island   /   Bradd, C. [Investigator]   York University (Toronto, Ont.) [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2005.
Investigator's address: Christopher Bradd, York University, Toronto, Ont. E-mail: csbradd@yorku.ca.
ASTIS record 60324.
Languages: English

The goals of this project are to: 1) attempt to determine how the relative imposition of settlement life on Baffin Island has altered traditional, nomadic experiences of time and space among the Inuit of that region; and 2) try to specify how different, if not competing, spatial and temporal experiences of being "in town" and being "on the land" are negotiated through daily social practices within their contemporary communities. This research will provide the basis for a socio-political analysis of the role that technologies of time and space have played in the colonial governing of that region. Field research will be conducted in two settlements on Baffin Island: Iqaluit, Nunavut's largest city and capital, and the hamlet of Pangnirtung. Pangnirtung will also serve as a point of departure for conducting interviews while traveling on the land with different local hunters and fishers. The main source of information collection will be obtained through oral interviews conducted with elders, teachers, mothers, government workers and children from the communities. A summation of the collected responses will be presented to the main participants, who will also be asked for their final conclusions (on both the information and the process). The information gathered from this research will serve as the basis for a chapter of the researcher's dissertation. (Au)

T, R
Children; Civil servants; Colonialism; Customs; Elders; Fishing; Hunting; Internal migration; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Public opinion; Public participation; Relocation; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social institutions; Social interaction; Social surveys; Spatial distribution; Teachers; Temporal variations; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Baffin Island, Nunavut; Iqaluit, Nunavut; Pangnirtung, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Modernity, agency and cultural identity of young Inuit women in Iqaluit, Nunavut   /   Van Bruggen, R. [Investigator]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2005.
Investigator's address: Rianne Van Bruggen, Amsterdam, Netherlands E-mail: rianvb@gmail.com.
ASTIS record 60321.
Languages: English

This research will focus specifically on younger generations of Inuit women and will research their experiences of cultural identity on both an individual and political level. Although I certainly do not overestimate the scientific and social relevance of this research project, I do at least hope to make a modest contribution to an Arctic scholarship that more fully takes into account the complexities and dynamics of everyday Inuit life, especially from a women's perspective. (Au)

T, R
Culture (Anthropology); Identity; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Ethnological research on traditional knowledge and environmental management in the Inuit society of Pelly Bay   /   Omura, K. [Investigator]   Osaka University. Faculty of Language and Culture [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2005.
Investigator's address: Keiichi Omura, Faculty of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. E-mail: BXQ06636@niftyserve.or.jp.
ASTIS record 60308.
Languages: English

The general aim of this project is to study and understand Inuit traditional knowledge, especially concerning the ecological environment and consider how to apply this knowledge to management of the environment. The project is composed of field research on the following parts; 1) language, 2) traditional technology of subsistence activities, 3) traditional ecological knowledge of animals and plants, 4) gender. Based on this research, we hope to find a way to apply Inuit traditional knowledge to environmental management, and examine the possibility of Inuit traditional knowledge to contribute to environmental problems. I plan to continue the study on Inuinnaqtun by formal interviews with several elders in order to learn the basis of traditional knowledge. A series of participant observations and interviews on hunting, fishing, gathering activities and food sharing practices in daily life will be done to understand the traditional technology of subsistence activities. The traditional ecological knowledge of plants and animals will be sought through interviews with several elders. Women's activities and social roles will be recorded and analyzed in order to study the role of women in the environmental management system of Inuit and the new political environment of Nunavut. We believe that audio, visual and written records on traditional knowledge and subsistence technology will make a significant contribution to cultural heritage, not only for Inuit but also for all of us. Furthermore, considering how to apply Inuit traditional knowledge to environmental management will contribute to solving environmental problems. (Au)

T, J, N, R, I, H
Animals; Culture (Anthropology); Customs; Ecology; Elders; Environmental protection; Ethnobotany; Ethnography; Food; Gender differences; Inuit; Inuit languages; Natural resource management; Nunavut Research Licences; Plants (Biology); Research project descriptions; Social institutions; Social interaction; Social surveys; Subsistence; Traditional knowledge; Wildlife management; Women

G0813
Kugaaruk, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The relationship between health beliefs and health promotion practices of pregnant Tlicho (Dogrib) women : a focused ethnographic study   /   Moffitt, P. [Investigator]   University of Calgary [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 13434)
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 408 117)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 2004.
Investigator's address: Pertice Moffitt, 5205 55th St., Yellowknife, NT X1A 1X5. E-mail: pmmoffitt@ucalgary.ca.
ASTIS record 61646.
Languages: English

Data collection for this study has been completed. The researcher is presently in the analysis phase of the report. The study findings are expected to provide foundational knowledge required to develop clinical guidelines, inform health and health promotion policy, and effect change in a way that is both emancipating and empowering to the pregnant women involved. Study results will be shared with the women who participated in the study, the Dogrib Community Services Board and the Stanton Territorial Health Authority when the analysis is complete. Dissemination of research findings is also planned at professional nursing conferences and in publications. (Au)

K, T
Culture (Anthropology); Dogrib Indians; Ethnography; Health; Health care; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Obstetrics; Public participation; Research project descriptions; Self-determination; Social policy; Social surveys; Women

G0812
Edzo, N.W.T.; Rae, N.W.T.; Yellowknife, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Negotiating with mining companies - lessons from the Lutsel K'e experience   /   Weitzner, V.A. [Investigator]   North-South Institute (Ottawa, Ont.) [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 13727)
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 630)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 2004.
Investigator's address: Viviane Anita Weitzner, The North-South Institute, 55 Murray St., Suite 200, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M3. E-mail: vweitzner@nsi-ins.ca.
ASTIS record 61528.
Languages: English

This project gathered the views of women, youth, elders, miners, negotiators and leaders in Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation (LKDNF) regarding the impacts of mining, and lessons learned from consultations and negotiations with mining companies and government. The findings will be used to strengthen other Indigenous communities, particularly in South America, in their interactions with companies, governments and non-governmental organizations. Interviews revealed that: 1) there are far more negative than positive effects from mining, with significant socio-economic and environmental impacts; 2) youth and women are bearing most of the social costs; 3) miners (mostly middle-aged men) are benefiting the most, although very few are full-time employees; 4) there is a general feeling that LKDFN would be better off without mining (a view that is held by 87 percent of those interviewed). Negotiation processes have strengthened since the first Impact Benefit Agreement was negotiated with BHP. LKDFN now uses its own negotiators, follows a consultation protocol, undertakes community-based monitoring and uses its Aboriginal rights to further its aspirations. However, youth feel left out of decision-making. Also, even if LKDFN is getting better at negotiating conditions through IBAs, many do not feel there is an option to say 'no' to mining. (Au)

T, L, P, R, J
Aboriginal rights; Children; Dene Indians; Effects monitoring; Employment; Environmental impacts; Government relations; Intercultural education; Mining; Native peoples; Negotiation; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Self-determination; Social surveys; Socio-economic effects; Women; Youth

G0812
Lutselk'e, N.W.T.; South America


RESEARCH PROJECT
Gender and decision-making in Arctic fisheries   /   Kafarowski, J. [Investigator]   Canadian Circumpolar Institute [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 13593)
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 616)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 2004.
Investigator's address: Joanna Kafarowski, Canadian Circumpolar Institute, 429 Berg Road, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X2. E-mail: gypsy_four@hotmail.com.
ASTIS record 61518.
Languages: English

The goal of the study is to document and analyze Inuit women's roles in Arctic fisheries in order to promote and support their participation in decision-making processes in this sector. This initiative seeks to identify and remove barriers to Inuit women's full participation in Arctic fisheries. The specific objectives are: 1) to document the distribution of Inuit women in decision-making processes in Arctic fisheries; 2) to document Inuit women's contributions to Arctic fisheries and identify barriers to a more significant participation in all aspects of the industry; and 3) to develop a strategic action plan to mobilize Inuit women and to increase Inuit women's access to and participation in decision-making processes related to Arctic fisheries. Despite the active involvement of Inuit women in fisheries at the community level, they remain largely invisible on the boards of Hunters and Trappers Organizations and Committees and co-management boards including the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (Nunavut) and the Fisheries Joint Management Committee (Northwest Territories). Women's representations at the staff level of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is similar to that of other federal departments but the implementation of a gender-based analysis would assist in promoting the effectiveness of the department. Increased representation of women in decision-making roles in fisheries at the territorial level should be supported. It is expected that the results of this project will promote gender equality in decision-making processes of the marine sector throughout the Arctic region. (Au)

T, N, R
Affirmative action; Co-management; Economic conditions; Employment; Fish management; Fisheries; Fisheries Joint Management Committee (Canada); Gender differences; Government; Inuit; Local government; Managers; Native organizations; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Nunavut Wildlife Management Board; Public education campaigns; Public participation; Research project descriptions; Self-determination; Social conditions; Social interaction; Social surveys; Women

G0812
Inuvik, N.W.T.; Ulukhaktok, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inside school administration in Nunavut : three women's stories   /   Thompson, C. [Investigator]   University of Western Ontario. Faculty of Education [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2004.
Investigator's address: Caroline Thompson, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. E-mail: ethomp4@uwo.ca.
ASTIS record 58016.
Languages: English

My research will investigate the factors that motivate Inuit women to become principals in Nunavut. In this study I would like to interview three Inuit educators about school administration. I will audiotape the stories of three Inuit women in Rankin Inlet and Baker Lake at a location of their choosing. Each of the participants will have the opportunity to respond in Inuktituk with an interpreter. I will listen for common themes that emerge in what they say. These themes will be used to create the final report. Their stories will be presented anonymously and collectively, to ensure confidentiality. (Au)

T, R, Y
Inuit; Inuit languages; Management; Nunavut Research Licences; Principals (Education); Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Teachers; Translators; Women

G0813
Baker Lake (Hamlet), Nunavut; Rankin Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
A study of traditional and colonial conceptions of space and time among the Inuit of Baffin Island   /   Bradd, C. [Investigator]   York University (Toronto, Ont.). Division of Social Science [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2004.
Investigator's address: Christopher Bradd, Social and Political Thought, Division of Social Science, York University, Toronto, Ont.
ASTIS record 58004.
Languages: English

This project will 1) attempt to determine how the imposition of settlement life on Baffin Island has altered traditional, nomadic experiences of time and space among the Inuit of that region; and 2) try to specify how different, if not competing, spatial and temporal experiences of being "in town" and being "on the land" are negotiated through daily social practices within their contemporary communities. This research will provide the basis for a socio-political analysis of the role that technologies of time and space have played in the colonial governing of that region. Field research will be conducted in two settlements on Baffin Island: Iqaluit, Nunavut's largest city and capital, and the hamlet of Pangnirtung, which will also serve as a point of departure for conducting interviews while traveling on the land with different local hunters and fishers. The main source of information collection will be obtained through oral interviews conducted with elders, teachers, mothers, government workers and children from the communities. A summation of the collected responses will be presented to the main participants, who will also be asked for their final conclusions (on both the information and the process). The information gathered from this research will serve as the basis for a chapter of the researcher's dissertation. (Au)

T, R
Children; Civil servants; Colonialism; Customs; Elders; Fishing; Hunting; Internal migration; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Public opinion; Public participation; Relocation; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social institutions; Social interaction; Social surveys; Spatial distribution; Teachers; Temporal variations; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Baffin Island, Nunavut; Iqaluit, Nunavut; Pangnirtung, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Ethnological research on traditional knowledge and environmental management in the Inuit society of Pelly Bay   /   Omura, K. [Investigator]   Osaka University. Faculty of Language and Culture [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2004.
Investigator's address: Keiichi Omura, Faculty of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
ASTIS record 57998.
Languages: English

The general aim of this project is to study and understand Inuit traditional knowledge, especially concerning ecological environment (nuna), and consider how to apply this knowledge to management of the environment. The project is composed of the following parts; field research on 1) language, 2) traditional technology of subsistence activities, 3) traditional ecological knowledge of animals and plants, 4) gender. Based on this research, we hope to find a way to apply Inuit traditional knowledge to environmental management, and examine the possibility of Inuit traditional knowledge to contribute to solving environmental problems. I plan to continue the study on Inuinnaqtun by formal interviews with several elders in order to learn the basis of traditional knowledge. A series of participant observations and interviews on hunting, fishing and gathering activities and food sharing practices in daily life will be done to understand the traditional technology of subsistence activities. The traditional ecological knowledge of plants and animals will be sought through interviews with several elders. Women's activities and social roles will be recorded and analyzed in order to study the role of women in the environmental management system of Inuit and the new political environment of Nunavut. We believe that audio, visual and written records on traditional knowledge and traditional subsistence technology will make a significant cultural heritage not only for Inuit but also for all of us. Furthermore, to consider the way to apply Inuit traditional knowledge to environmental management will contribute to solving environmental problems. (Au)

T, J, N, R, I, H
Animals; Culture (Anthropology); Customs; Ecology; Elders; Environmental protection; Ethnobotany; Ethnography; Food; Gender differences; Inuit; Inuit languages; Natural resource management; Nunavut Research Licences; Plants (Biology); Research project descriptions; Social institutions; Social interaction; Social surveys; Subsistence; Traditional knowledge; Wildlife management; Women

G0813
Kugaaruk, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Monitoring temporal trends of human environmental contaminants in the NWT and Nunavut : Inuvik and Baffin regions   /   Govereau, W. [Investigator]   Nunavut. Dept. of Health and Social Services [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2004.
Investigator's address: Wayne Govereau, Population and Public Health, Dept. of Health and Social Services, Government of Nunavut, Iqaluit, Nunavut. E-mail: wgovereau@gov.nu.ca.
ASTIS record 57988.
Languages: English

The Nunavut Department of Health and Social Services with support from the Northern Contaminants Program is delivering a program which measures levels of environmental contaminants in the blood and hair of volunteer pregnant women from the Baffin region. The overall goal of this program is to establish a time trend of selected environmental contaminants in human blood and hair in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The results from this study will strengthen national and international efforts to limit the global pollution that affects northern people. Information collected about lifestyle during pregnancy will help to explain relationships between lifestyle and exposure to environmental contaminants, and to promote healthy babies and pregnancies in Nunavut. The study will involve the recruitment of pregnant women in Iqaluit once they arrive to give birth. Women will be asked to answer some questions about lifestyle and diet during pregnancy. Participants will be asked to sign a consent form agreeing to provide a hair sample, a sample of their blood and blood from their umbilical cord after it has been cut. The blood sample will be collected during a scheduled blood draw, and will not involve and risk or discomfort beyond what is normally experienced. During the recruitment process, women can decide whether they wish to sign a consent form agreeing to also participate in Phase 2 of the study in 2005/2006. Phase 2 involves follow up with their infants at 6 months of age. This follow up will involve tests to assess if prenatal exposure to contaminants has effected infant development. Communication is an important part of this monitoring program. Communication activities will be ongoing with communities, stakeholders and participants throughout the program. (Au)

T, K, J, R, L
Biological sampling; Blood; Children; Communication; Effects monitoring; Environmental impacts; Food; Health; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Pollution; Public education campaigns; Public participation; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Temporal variations; Women

G0813, G0812
Inuvik region, N.W.T.; Iqaluit region, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The emergence of gestational diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus among the Inuit of the Baffin region   /   Egeland, G. [Investigator]   McGill University. Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2004.
Investigator's address: Grace Egeland, Centre for Indigenous Peoples Nutrition and Environment, McGill University. Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec. E-mail: egeland@macdonald.mcgill.ca.
ASTIS record 57984.
Languages: English

The objectives of the current proposal are to determine the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes during pregnancy and type 2 DM in the Baffin Region; and to identify the prevalence and determinants of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and other risk factors for type 2 DM among the Inuit in 2-3 communities in the Baffin Region. The information will provide an Inuit-specific context of the determinants and prevalence of diabetic risk factors upon which to develop health promotion and prevention strategies. Also, the information from the initial screening will help determine the need for diabetes screening and the most cost-effective screening policies that could be implemented throughout the Territory. The first component of the study represents a case-ascertainment and a capture-recapture analysis to examine completeness of case ascertainment. The capture-recapture method requires two independent data sources and the ability to identify matches based upon personal identifiers. Cases identified through community screenings and hospital laboratory records will be used in a capture-recapture analysis to estimate the true number of cases (with confidence intervals) for the Baffin Region. The minimum amount of data required is a laboratory result indicative of type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance and personal identifiers to ensure that each case is counted only once and to enable a capture-recapture assessment of completeness of case ascertainment. For the second component of the study, which is the community health screening, the information collected will include systolic and diastolic blood pressure, fasting plasma, glucose and insulin, fasting lipids, an oral glucose tolerance test and measures of weight, height, circumference, and body fat distribution, physical activity and diet. Participants' gender, age, and smoking status and family history of diabetes and heart disease are also considered important for the screening. (Au)

T, K, Y, R
Age; Biological sampling; Blood; Costs; Diabetes; Fats; Health; Heart disease; Inuit; Lipids; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Physical fitness; Public education campaigns; Public participation; Research project descriptions; Risk assessment; Size; Social surveys; Sugars; Tobacco use; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The study of congenital heart defects in a northern population   /   Arbour, L. [Investigator]   University of British Columbia. Dept. of Medical Genetics [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2004.
Investigator's address: Laura Arbour, Dept. of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. E-mail: larbour@cw.bc.ca.
ASTIS record 57982.
Languages: English

Congenital heart malformations are common and are diagnosed around the world in about 1% of live births. This is also true in the Canadian Arctic where, in Nunavik, the rate of infant mortality is 5 times that of non-aboriginal Quebec, and 2/3 of the neonatal deaths are due to birth defects. In Nunavut and Nunavik, a 5 year cohort of more than 2,500 Inuit births occurring between 1989 and 1994, evaluating the rates of birth defects confirms that congenital heart defects, specifically ventral septal defects (VSDs) and atrial septal defects (ASDs), were nearly 5 times more frequent than in other Canadian populations. Children and their mothers will be invited to participate in the study which will compare vitamin levels of the mothers and genetic factors of mothers and children with controls (the mothers' sisters). As well, dietary histories of the cases, controls and other women of childbearing years will be assessed for intake of nutrients important in fetal development. Histories of pregnancy exposures will be compared between cases and controls. (Au)

T, K, Y, R
Children; Food; Genetics; Heart disease; Infant mortality; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Public participation; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Vitamins; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The role of Inuit women in religious space in the Kivalliq   /   Rodrigue, J. [Investigator]   Université Laval. Groupe d'études inuit et circumpolaires [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2004.
Investigator's address: Julie Rodrigue, GÉTIC, Université Laval, Sainte-Foy, Québec. E-mail: Julie.rodrigue@fss.ulaval.ca.
ASTIS record 57938.
Languages: English

My general research objective is to document the role of Inuit women in religious activities. I want to learn more about the various religious experiences of Inuit women and how they pass on their knowledge to the younger generations. This research is conducted within the SSHRC-CURA project entitled "Memory and History in Nunavut". It is a partnership between the GETIC of Laval University, the Nunavut Arctic College and Iqaluit's Elders Society. I will attempt to reach my goal by interviewing and recording life histories mainly of Inuit women of different generations and observe, as much as I can, their activities in their families, in schools and at various religious celebrations and festivals. I want to focus on women's experiences because after reviewing the anthropological literate on this topic, I noticed that the men were more solicited in general than women. I thus thought it would be relevant and interesting to try and supplement their data with testimonies coming from Inuit women. The oral data will be kept in a locked drawer in the GÉTIC laboratory of Laval University as long as any potential use exists as decided by the communities I will work with. The information obtained will be used for writing a Ph.D. thesis, and in the publication of articles in scientific journals and for presentations in conferences. At the end of my Ph.D., I will send a copy of each audio and video tape to the communities, to the Nunavut Arctic College and also to the participants who have asked me for a copy and I will erase the tapes of those who have asked to stay anonymous. (Au)

T, R, V
Education; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Oral history; Religion; Research project descriptions; Rites and ceremonies; Social interaction; Social surveys; Traditional native spirituality; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Recognizing differences : Dene woman's involvement in traditional Dene games   /   Giles, A. [Investigator]   University of Alberta. Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 13412)
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 582)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 2003.
Investigator's address: Audrey Giles, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, E-308 Van Vliet Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. T6G 2H9. E-mail: agiles@ualberta.ca.
ASTIS record 56153.
Languages: English

This study, conducted in Jean Marie River and Fort Simpson, was an extension of the research that was done in Trout Lake, Northwest Territories. This research examines woman's involvement in traditional Dene Games and other physical practices. The researcher conducted semi and unstructured interviews with community members. In particular, this project focused on oral traditions and community recollections concerning participation in traditional games, sport, recreation, and physical activity. Discourses concerning gender equity and notions of tradition were frequently employed by participants to explain changes to/maintenance of participation in physical practices. Other factors seen as influencing participation in physical practices included: increased access to outside communities due to the construction of roads; the influenza pandemic of the early 1900s, lack of a variety of resources (financial, structural, emotional); drugs and alcohol; television; increased mechanization of daily life; and bingo. Fieldwork in Fort Simpson continued until the end of March 2004. Presentations of the research to the three communities that participated in the research will be conducted in winter 2005. (Au)

T, V, R
Customs; Dene Indians; Gambling; Gender differences; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Oral history; Outdoor recreation; Physical fitness; Public opinion; Recreation; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social conditions; Social interaction; Social surveys; Sports; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0812
Fort Simpson, N.W.T.; Jean Marie River (Settlement), N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Re-inventing tradition : aboriginal self-government and women. Canada and Mexico in a comparative [perspective]   /   Altamirano-Jiménez, I. [Investigator]   University of Alberta. Dept. of Political Science [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2003.
Investigator's address: Dept. of Political Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. Telephone: 780-492 2586. Fax: 780-439 6376. E-mail: isabel@ualberta.ca.
ASTIS record 55551.
Languages: English

The objective of this comparative work is to help in understanding the different alternatives Aboriginal people are exploring in exercising their right to self-government. The Canadian cases (e.g. Nunavut and Nisga'a), in particular Nunavut, have become major examples of self-government, its scope and potential in the creation of alternatives that integrate traditional with non-traditional forms of government. In fact, Nunavut is a pioneer, not only regarding its scope of self government but also regarding those attempts to include peer representation from women. Nunavut constitutes a very important experiment in implementing Aboriginal rights and it is important to ascribe a place to this region in the international political debate, because this experience could become a model for other countries with indigenous populations, [especially] for those regions where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples coexist. In addition, this project will explore the ways in which Aboriginal women fight gender discrimination within the context of Aboriginal self-government and the mechanisms created to guarantee women's equality. The questions addressed are: What are the political uses that Aboriginal women make of tradition, in fighting gender discrimination within self-government? In which ways are women transforming traditions to balance gender relations? How do women reconcile their aboriginal identity with their gender identity? (Au)

T, R
Aboriginal rights; Affirmative action; Creation of Nunavut; Customs; Gender differences; Government; Identity; Inuit; Nisga'a Indians; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Self-determination; Social change; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Examining midwifery-based options to improve continuity of maternity care services in remote Nunavut communities   /   Tedford, S. [Investigator]   McMaster University. Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2003.
Investigator's address: Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont. Telephone: 613-722-6975. Fax: 613-722-0941. E-mail: tedforsk@mcmaster.ca.
ASTIS record 55463.
Languages: English

Gaps in maternity care in Nunavut and the North often force women to bear children without support from family and community. The intent of this project is to examine the appropriateness and potential of midwifery-based models of care. This project will examine: (1) What factors contribute to gaps in maternity care in remote Nunavut communities? (2) What are appropriate and sustainable models of maternity care for remote, Northern and Aboriginal communities? (3) How can these models be implemented to ensure sustainability? The participatory approach will employ interviews and community consultation workshops. Interviews will be conducted with health care planners, planners and consumers of maternity care. Workshops will be open to all community members. Questions perceived gaps in maternity care, proposed solutions, community needed and capacities. (Au)

K, T, R
Children; Health care; Health care workers; Inuit; Logistics; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Planning; Public participation; Research project descriptions; Social institutions; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Gender, mining and sustainable development in the North   /   Griffiths, A. [Investigator]   York University (Toronto, Ont.) [Affiliation]
(Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licence, no. 03-63)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Yukon Heritage Resources Unit under the Yukon Scientists and Explorers Act.
Year: 2003.
Investigator's address: A. Griffiths, York University, Toronto, Ontario.
ASTIS record 52336.
Languages: English

P, R, N
Gender differences; Men; Mining; Research project descriptions; Sustainable economic development; Women; Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licences

G0811
Yukon


RESEARCH PROJECT
Where will I sleep tonight? - homeless adolescent women's perceptions of service needs in Whitehorse   /   Le Camp, J. [Investigator]   University of Northern British Columbia [Affiliation]
(Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licence, no. 03-51)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Yukon Heritage Resources Unit under the Yukon Scientists and Explorers Act.
Year: 2003.
ASTIS record 51993.
Languages: English

R
Homelessness; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Shelters; Social conditions; Social surveys; Welfare; Women; Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licences

G0811
Whitehorse, Yukon


RESEARCH PROJECT
Sambaa K'e Dene Band : traditional practices in contemporary sport, games, and physical activity contexts   /   Giles, A. [Investigator]   University of Alberta [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 13297)
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 582)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 2002.
Investigator's address: Audrey Giles, 10819 - 64th Ave., Edmonton, Alta. T6H 1T3. Telephone: 780-434-5836. Fax: 780-492-2364. E-mail: agiles@ualberta.ca.
ASTIS record 54146.
Languages: English

The intent of this project was to study Dene women's involvement in sport, games, and physical activity, as well as the impact of menstrual traditions on these activities. Women in Sambaa K'e reported that the underlying reason why women do not typically participate in many traditional games, especially hand games that involve a moose hide drum, revolves around menstrual traditions and notions of purity/pollution. Men's hunting abilities are said to be adversely affected if menstruating women have contact with them, while women's contact with a drum, even when not menstruating, is said to have the same effect. Though all female interviewees reported that they would not play hand games in the community if they were menstruating, they were unsure of what they would do if they were selected for the Arctic Winter Games and were menstruating while there since a large incentive to compete will be present. The games will have a Junior women's category for the first time ever in 2004. The semi-structured interviews brought forth a wide variety of opinions concerning past and present traditional games practices as well as notions of tradition, thus suggesting that there is no such thing as "the" Dene perspective. My research is currently continuing in Jean Marie River, NWT, where I am furthering my investigations into women's involvement in traditional games. (Au)

T, V, R
Arctic Winter Games; Customary law; Customs; Dene Indians; Gender differences; Hunting; Music; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Physical fitness; Public opinion; Recreation; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social interaction; Social surveys; Sports; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0812
Jean Marie River (Settlement), N.W.T.; Trout Lake (Settlement), N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Ethnological research on traditional knowledge and environmental management in the Inuit society of Pelly Bay   /   Omura, K. [Investigator]   Osaka University. Faculty of Language and Culture [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2002.
Investigator's address: Faculty of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. Telephone: 81-6-6846-2282. Fax: 81-6-6846-2882. E-mail: BXQ06636@niftyserve.or.jp.
ASTIS record 52640.
Languages: English

The general aim of this project is to study and understand Inuit traditional knowledge, especially concerning ecological environment (nuna), and consider how to apply this knowledge to management of the environment. The project is composed of the following parts; field research on 1) language, 2) traditional technology of subsistence activities, 3) traditional ecological knowledge of animals and plants, 4) gender. Based on this research, we hope to find a way to apply Inuit traditional knowledge to environmental management, and examine the possibility of Inuit traditional knowledge to contribute to environmental problems. I plan to continue the study on Inuinaqtun by formal interviews with several elders in order to learn the basis of traditional knowledge. A series of participant observations and interviews on hunting, fishing and gathering activities and food sharing practices in daily life will be done to understand the traditional technology of subsistence activities. The traditional ecological knowledge of plants and animals will be sought through interviews with several elders. Women's activities and social roles will be recorded and analyzed in order to study the role of women in the environmental management system of Inuit and the new political environment of Nunavut. We believe that audio, visual and written records on traditional knowledge and traditional subsistence technology will make a significant cultural heritage not only for Inuit but also for all of us. Furthermore, to consider the way to apply Inuit traditional knowledge to environmental management will contribute to solving environmental problems. (Au)

T, N, R
Animals; Co-management; Creation of Nunavut; Culture (Anthropology); Elders; Ethnobotany; Ethnology; Gender differences; Government; Inuit; Inuit languages; Natural resource management; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Subsistence; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Kugaaruk, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Voice and choice of Inuit women on adult education in Nunavut   /   Moquin, H. [Investigator]   University of Guelph. School of Rural Extension Studies [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2002.
Investigator's address: Rural Extension Studies, University of Guelph, Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Telephone: 867-897-3638. E-mail: hmoquin@uoguelph.ca.
ASTIS record 52635.
Languages: English

To accomplish the goal of enhanced Inuit employment levels voiced recently in the Inuit Employment Plan, the Government of Nunavut stresses that Inuit training and development must be enhanced. The territory of Nunavut has one main college and 28 community learning centres offering adult education programs to accomplish this training and development of the population. This study seeks to describe Inuit women's perceptions of this proposed training and development. To accomplish this goal, semi-structured interviews will be conducted with Inuit women holding a variety of educational backgrounds and located in a number of communities within the Qikiqtaaluk region of Nunavut. Using an exploratory framework, this research will document how these women view their educational opportunities and the enablers, barriers, benefits and costs therein. (Au)

T, R
Adult education; Career aspirations; Employment; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Occupational training; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Self-determination; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Arctic Bay (Hamlet), Nunavut; Cape Dorset (Settlement), Nunavut; Clyde River (Hamlet), Nunavut; Grise Fiord (Settlement), Nunavut; Hall Beach, Nunavut; Igloolik, Nunavut; Iqaluit, Nunavut; Kimmirut, Nunavut; Pangnirtung, Nunavut; Pond Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut; Resolute, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Narratives of the Inuit : crime, healing and community corrections   /   Burkhardt, K. [Investigator]   University of Windsor. Dept. of Psychology [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2002.
Investigator's address: Dept. of Psychology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ont. Telephone: 1-519-253-3000, ext. 2218. Fax: 1-519-971-7021. E-mail: ktb_good@hotmail.com.
ASTIS record 52618.
Languages: English

The rates and nature of Inuit criminal activity are of great concern in Nunavut. The victimization of women and appropriate rehabilitation strategies are particularly salient issues in Nunavut communities. The current project is a qualitative study that will investigate avenues for the treatment of Inuit offenders while considering the impact that such programs may have upon eliciting secondary harm to female victims. Interviews will be gathered from inmates of BCC, women residing at Qimavik and employees of the Department of Justice. The interview protocol will aim to unearth community perspectives regarding crime behavior, with particular attention devoted to issues regarding violence against women. (Au)

T, R, K
Crime; Customary law; Domestic violence; Gender differences; Inuit; Judicial systems; Mental health and well-being; Nunavut Research Licences; Psychology; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut; Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Environmental determinants of osteoporosis in the Arctic   /   Dewailly, É. [Investigator]   Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2002.
Investigator's address: Public Health Research Unit, Laval University Medical Research Centre, CHUQ, Beauport, Quebec. Telephone: 418-666-7000 ext.220. Fax: 418-666-2776. E-mail: eric.dewailly@crchul.ulaval.ca.
ASTIS record 52553.
Languages: English

Osteoporotic fractures are the major cause of disabilities among menopausal women. Those fractures are related to osteoporosis when they appear in older women after minimal trauma. Risk factors have been identified such as age, female gender, smoking, alcohol consumption, inactivity, low calcium intake and several medical disorders as well as drugs. Some recent studies suggested that environmental factors as organochlorines (OCs) and cadmium could be associated with osteoporosis. Furthermore, prevalence of osteoporotic fractures are actually unknown for the female Inuit population of Nunavut. The objective of this project is to evaluate the prevalence of risk factors of osteoporosis and more particularly environmental factors and their association with the parameters of ultrasound densitometry, among 120 Inuit menopausal women aged 45 and over. This study will be conducted in June 2002 in Pangnirtung and Cape Dorset. Two research assistants from the "Centre Menopause Quebec", who are qualified for this work, are planning to stay approximately 3 days in each place and each visit will last approximately half an hour. The recruitment will be achieved from population lists in each community and by local radio announcements and local publicity with the contribution of a local research assistant (interpreter). Healthy women will be eligible if they have no clinical sign of bone mineral disease, and/or are not using medication which could interfere with bone metabolism, except for hormone replacement therapy. All participants will sign an informed consent form which will be approved by the clinical research ethics committee of our institution. They will answer a detailed questionnaire on the risk factors of osteoporosis. A urine collection will be done for the cadmium analysis and samples of venous blood taken for the analysis of OCs. Risk of fracture will be evaluated using an ultrasound densitometry at the right calcaneum bone of the heel. This technique is simple, non invasive, portable and inexpensive. (Au)

T, K, J
Age; Aged; Alcohol; Bones; Cadmium; Calcium; Fracturing; Health care; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Organochlorines; Physical fitness; Research project descriptions; Tobacco use; Ultrasound remote sensing; Women

G0813
Cape Dorset (Settlement), Nunavut; Pangnirtung, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Women in family centred care : issues around community, power and support   /   Swales, K. [Investigator]   Mount Saint Vincent University [Affiliation]
(Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licence, no. 02-51)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Yukon Heritage Resources Unit under the Yukon Scientists and Explorers Act.
Year: 2002.
ASTIS record 49926.
Languages: English

R
Gender differences; Research project descriptions; Self-determination; Social conditions; Social institutions; Women; Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licences

G0811
Yukon


RESEARCH PROJECT
Food choice decisions by western Arctic aboriginal women and children   /   Kuhnlein, H.V. [Investigator]   McGill University. Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 408 067)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 2001.
Investigator's address: Harriet V. Kuhnlein, Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment, Macdonald Campus, McGill University, 21, 111 Lakeshore, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec H9X 3V9.
ASTIS record 51459.
Languages: English

The objectives of this study were to: (1) derive quantitative estimates of traditional and market food among Inuit; (2) complete databases of nutrient and contaminant contents of traditional food; (3) define benefits of traditional food in terms of nutritional, socio-economic, and cultural significance; and (4) define the levels of exposure to contaminants (heavy metals and organochlorines). In each community, a random sample of 30 households was drawn. One man, woman, and adolescent, when available, were invited to participate in a one-hour confidential interview. Interviews were conducted by local researchers in the language of the respondent's choice. The local researcher was also responsible for collecting traditional food samples available in the community. Approximately ten traditional food samples were collected in each community to complete the nutrient/contaminant databases. The local researcher worked in collaboration with a research nutritionist available for the duration of data collection. People were interviewed in the Gwich'in and Sahtu Settlement Areas and the South Slave Region. (Au)

K, T, J, R
Children; Culture (Anthropology); Food; Heavy metals; Identity; Inuit; Logistics; Men; Native peoples; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Numeric databases; Organochlorines; Public participation; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Socio-economic effects; Subsistence; Toxicity; Women

G0812
Fort McPherson, N.W.T.; Fort Resolution, N.W.T.; Tulita, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Discovering the traditional art of Sanikiluaq grass basket-making   /   Cowan, C. [Investigator]   St. Francis Xavier University [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2001.
Investigator's address: Cindy Cowan, Nunavut Arctic College, P.O. Box 600, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. Telephone: 867-979-2085. Fax: 867-979-4579. E-mail: ccowan@nac.nu.ca.
ASTIS record 51201.
Languages: English

In this research I propose to research the certificate program in the art of traditional basket-making in Sanikiluaq offered for 2 years to 15 women. This adult education project is an example of an attempt to create a program that enabled adult women to employ their beliefs, values, and lived experience in the classroom. It suceeded in nurturing cultural identify and providing education and skills necessary to enhance the women's participation within the traditional mixed economy of the community. (Au)

T, R
Adult education; Grasses; Handicrafts; Identity; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Socio-economic effects; Women

G0813
Sanikiluaq, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Narratives of the Inuit : crime, healing and community corrections   /   Burkhardt, K. [Investigator]   University of Windsor. Dept. of Psychology [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2001.
Investigator's address: Dept. of Psychology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ont. Telephone: 1-519-253-3000, ext. 2218. Fax: 1-519-971-7021. E-mail: ktb_good@hotmail.com.
ASTIS record 51198.
Languages: English

The rates and nature of Inuit criminal activity are of great concern in Nunavut. The victimization of women and appropriate rehabilitation strategies are particularly salient issues in Nunavut communities. The current project is a qualitative study that will investigate avenues for the treatment of Inuit offenders while considering the impact that such programs may have upon eliciting secondary harm to female victims. Interviews will be gathered from inmates of BCC [Baffin Correctional Centre], women residing at Qimavik, and employees of the Dept. of Justice. The interview protocol will aim to unearth community perspectives regarding crime behavior, with particular attention devoted to issues regarding violence against women. (Au)

T, R, K
Crime; Customary law; Domestic violence; Gender differences; Inuit; Judicial systems; Mental health and well-being; Nunavut Research Licences; Psychology; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut; Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Food choice decisions by Western Arctic aboriginal women and children   /   Kuhnlein, H. [Investigator]   McGill University [Affiliation]
(Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licence, no. 01-28)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Yukon Heritage Branch under the Yukon Scientists and Explorers Act.
Year: 2001.
ASTIS record 48014.
Languages: English

T
Children; Food; Native peoples; Psychology; Research project descriptions; Women; Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licences

G0811
Yukon


RESEARCH PROJECT
The changing roles of women in Arctic communities   /   Shannon, K.A. [Investigator]   University of Aberdeen [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2000.
Investigator's address: University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland. Telephone: 44 1223 527526. Fax: 44 1223 335299. E-mail: soc107@abdn.ac.uk.
ASTIS record 50363.
Languages: English

I hope to do a study concerning the changing roles of women in modern Inuit society. I hope to understand how Inuit women's activities have been affected by other social and economic transitions in the Arctic. I am currently examining the historical changes in women's lives through a literature review. I will be an exchange student at Nunavut Arctic College, in Iqaluit, beginning March 1, 1999. I hope to gain an understanding of the activities of women with respect to their contribution to subsistence and their roles in a formal wage economy. Since Inuit communities participate in both a wage economy and a subsistence economy, it is important to understand the changing activities of women in both economic sectors. (Au)

R
Economic conditions; Employment; Gender differences; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social conditions; Subsistence; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The absence of Inuit women in elite politics : a study of gender roles in Inuit society from past to present on Baffin Island   /   Minor, T. [Investigator]   Washington State University. Dept. of Anthropology [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2000.
Investigator's address: Tina Minor, Dept. of Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., U.S.A. Telephone: 509-334-6981. Fax:. E-mail: tinaminor@pullman.com.
ASTIS record 50357.
Languages: English

The proposed research will investigate the changing roles of men and women in Inuit society. This research is interested in the idea of shared responsibilities, which is believed to have been present in traditional Inuit society. The study will attempt to confirm that men and women have continued to share responsibilities in modern times. The idea of shared responsibilities is used to describe the behaviour of traditional Inuit life where people performed chores for each other and worked together as a team. The basic procedure of the research is to locate several Inuit residents of Iqaluit that will be willing to discuss their knowledge of the work performed within the house and the community by Inuit women and men for 3 time periods of Inuit society: traditional, transitional, and contemporary. (Au)

T, V, R
Culture (Anthropology); Gender differences; Government; Inuit; Men; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social surveys; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Baffin Island, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
A study of the social and political effectiveness of storytelling in some Nunavut communities   /   Hunter, L. [Investigator]   University of Leeds. School of English [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2000.
Investigator's address: School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds, England. Telephone: 44 1132757068. Fax: 44 113 2757068. E-mail: 1130730.561@compuserve.com.
ASTIS record 50352.
Languages: English

The research involves the interviewing, listening to and taking notes from women storytellers. I will document stories, and their social and political contexts. I will analyse the structures of the texts and context to learn what they tell about social negotiation. (Au)

T, R
Legends; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Social interaction; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Study on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and abnormal pap tests in the N.W.T.   /   Healey, S. [Investigator]   Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Dept. of Community Health & Epidemiology [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the Nunavut Scientists Act.
Year: 2000.
Investigator's address: Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Telephone: 613-533-8116. Fax: 613-533-6686. E-mail: 8sh3@qlink.queensu.ca.
ASTIS record 50281.
Languages: English

Cervical Cancer is the most common occurring female cancer in the Baffin Region and there are indications that cervical cancer rates are higher in the NWT than elsewhere. During a study period from 1991 to 1994, when approximately 30,000 pap tests were done in the NWT, a much higher proportion of "Abnormal" tests were found than was expected. In particular, the most abnormal results were found in the Inuit and Dene. The Baffin Regional Health and Social Services Board in collaboration with Queen's University is conducting a study to research the presence of certain strains of a virus that is thought to have some involvement with the development of cancer of the cervix in the women in Nunavut, and whether this virus is present when there are abnormal pap tests results. If we find that this virus is present in most of the abnormal pap test, then consideration could be given to include HPV screening into the Cervical Cancer Screening program. (Au)

K, T
Cancer; Dene Indians; Health; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Women and empowerment in northern Canada and India : a community based strategy for building an ecological sustainable way of knowing   /   Brown, R. [Investigator]   University of Calgary [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 572)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 2000.
Investigator's address: University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta. T3G 4P1.
ASTIS record 50060.
Languages: English

In this research, semi-structured interviews and library research, which included reading books, magazines, journals, and newspapers (both new and old) were done. Before contact with the white man, Dene women were equal to Dene men. Men were chiefs, but the elder women were listened to, and held in high esteem. Women elders influenced Dene politics by stating their opinions to their husbands. These opinions were taken seriously, as they were a way of assessing the feelings of the community. In public gatherings, older women were likely to voice opinions about public policy decisions. Their status as elders secured their authority, as it still does today. When the white man came to the north, they were shocked by the position of Dene women in their respective societies. They realized that, in order to dominate the land and the people occupying it, they needed to dis-empower the women. Indigenous systems that give power to women were incompatible with the kind of colonial power dynamics necessary to maintain central power. In the case of the Northwest Territories, formal leadership went first to Dene men, with Dene women continuing to hold a minority position within decision making bodies. This has held back their ability to address women's concerns in political arenas, and contributed to their frustration with the existing system and desire for self government. Dene women have been kept out of government decisions, which directly affect their lives. The prospect of gaining self-government in the Northwest Territories, may allow for Dene women's participation to be more enriched and meaningful. It may be possible to avoid problems like that of the formation of the Nunavut government, where consensus-building was originally based on gender equity and in application, they simply didn't do it. (Au)

R, T, J
Aboriginal rights; Caucasians; Colonialism; Dene Indians; Elders; Gender differences; Government; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Political action; Research project descriptions; Self-determination; Social policy; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0812
Hay River (Town), N.W.T.; India; Yellowknife, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inuvik Regional Human Contaminants Monitoring Program   /   MacNeil, C. [Investigator]   Inuvik Regional Health and Social Services Board [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 408 116)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 2000.
Investigator's address: Inuvik Regional Health & Social Services Board, Bag Service #2, Inuvik, N.W.T. X0E 0T0.
ASTIS record 50038.
Languages: English

The Inuvik Regional Human Contaminants Monitoring program began in 1997 and reached completion in July 2000. As a partner with other northern countries, the Northwest Territories is involved in monitoring programs for environmental contaminants. As part of this initiative, the Inuvik program looked at what types of contaminants may be found in mothers and babies of this region (like metals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)). Other regions in the NWT and Nunavut have completed this type of study, and our region will help complete information on contaminants in the Northwest Territories. One hundred and four women participated from across the region, filling out dietary & lifestyle surveys, and providing hair and blood samples. Most contaminants measured were found in low levels in this program. The results tended to be lower than the Eastern Arctic, and other regions such as Greenland. It is not known what types of health effects may come from these low levels, we only know that low contaminant levels don't appear to be causing obvious health problems. The study also showed the importance of traditional food consumption. Traditional foods have many health benefits and can provide the same or better nutrition than store-bought foods. Contaminants are low in most traditional foods, but tend to build up in the fat and organ meats in older animals, and animals which eat other animals. A regional report was created in July 2000 and is available at all community health centers, the Inuvik Hospital and Hamlet offices. (Au)

T, K
Animals; Bioaccumulation; Effects monitoring; Food; Gwich'in Indians; Health; Heavy metals; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; PCBs; Pollution; Research project descriptions; Subsistence; Women

G0812
Aklavik, N.W.T.; Fort McPherson, N.W.T.; Inuvik, N.W.T.; Paulatuk, N.W.T.; Sachs Harbour, N.W.T.; Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T.; Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.; Ulukhaktok, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Food choice decisions by western Arctic aboriginal women and children   /   Kuhnlein, H. [Investigator]   McGill University. Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 408 067)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 2000.
Investigator's address: Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE), MacDonald Campus of McGill University, 21-111 Lakeshore, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, PQ H9X 3V9. E-mail: kuhnlein@macdonald.mcgill.ca.
ASTIS record 50036.
Languages: English

The goal of this project is: (1) to understand the factors influencing food choices by Arctic women and children, so that risk and benefit messages are relevant and appropriate for effective education; and (2) to understand children's use of traditional and market food. The three communities in Denendeh that were selected: to participate in the study were Fort McPherson, Tulita, and Fort Resolution. Fieldwork was done in the NWT in November-December 2000. Dietary interviews of a hundred 10-12 year old children were conducted. Thirteen focus groups and individual interviews were held with female caregivers of these children. Data collected are being analysed. Twenty-eight factors responsible for food choices were identified, which were placed into 5 major categories: costs (in the broadest sense); availability (of both traditional and market food); food preferences; physical and medical reasons (age, gender); and knowledge (traditional knowledge, contaminants, labels). Information from the focus groups identified costs and availability of food as the most important factors for food choices in these communities. Contaminants were rarely mentioned as a reason why people selected, or would not select, one food or another. Interview information to be gathered during 2001 will further investigate these findings. (Au)

T, K
Children; Costs; Dene Indians; Epistemology; Food; Food; Gender differences; Health; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Psychology; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Subsistence; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0812
Fort McPherson, N.W.T.; Fort Resolution, N.W.T.; Tulita, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Perceptions of Inuit educators of the school principal's role   /   Thompson, C. [Investigator]   University of Victoria (B.C.) [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1999.
Investigator's address: Whale Cove, N.W.T. Telephone: 867-896-9214. Fax: 867-896-9005. E-mail: caroline_thompson@learnnet.net.ca.
ASTIS record 49032.
Languages: English

The purpose of this study is to identify the factors which motivate Inuit women to become school principals and the factors which create barriers. The objectives are: 1) to discover which factors attract female Inuit educators to become school administrators; 2) to discover which factors make school administration an unattractive career; and 3) to provide data for education policy makers on the influences into the role of principal. (Au)

T, R
Career aspirations; Education policy; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Principals (Education); Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Status of Women Project : First Nations women speak about diminishing conflicts between their cultural context and their education/work context   /   Kenny, C. [Investigator]   Vancouver (B.C.) [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1999.
Investigator's address: Vancouver, British Columbia. Telephone: 604-731-0925. Fax: 604-731-0908. E-mail: cbk@sfu.ca.
ASTIS record 49024.
Languages: English

The project team is made up of four women, two aboriginal and two white women, and it has been designed in keeping with the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. They will work with eight aboriginal communities across Canada using a participatory research approach. The work is guided by Elders and Advisors from the west and east of Canada. The work of the project includes: listening with respect to the experiences of aboriginal women, and making recommendations with input from women to help make our lives and the lives of our children more manageable. The project will work with women and communities to move stories of experience towards policy recommendations that will assist Aboriginal women to realize their vocational goals without undue sacrifices in their cultural experience. The project team hopes that their work will create more opportunities for Aboriginal women to have a meaningful place in today's society. (Au)

T, R
Career aspirations; Culture (Anthropology); Education; Employment; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples; Social change; Social surveys; Women

G0813, G081
Canadian Arctic; Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The impact of rapid change on traditional Nunavut family and community values   /   Connolly, A.L. [Investigator]   University of New Brunswick. Dept. of Sociology [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1999.
Investigator's address: Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick, Maugerville, NB. Telephone: 506-357-7547. Fax: 506-453-4659. E-mail: connolly@brunnet.new.
ASTIS record 49009.
Languages: English

This study examines the impact of rapid change on traditional Nunavut family and community values. It looks at women's techniques of heritage preservation such as recording and relaying of traditional stories and the production of traditional clothing, art work and "country" cooking. The significance of the study is its potential contribution to policy development. By identifying the issues related to Aboriginal independence and the role of women in heritage preservation, we will be better able to understand both the difficulties facing Arctic communities and the strengths women, in particular, bring to the generation of "home grown" strategies to nourish a culturally rich environment. Too, it is expected that the study will spark debate among other communities around the world in which women are also seeking to maintain and preserve their traditional culture. (Au)

T, R
Culture (Anthropology); Food preparation; Handicrafts; Identity; Inuit; Legends; Nunavut Research Licences; Oral history; Research project descriptions; Self-determination; Social change; Social institutions; Social policy; Socio-economic effects; Traditional clothing; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
A survey of crime and prevention strategies for the Inuit of Nunavut   /   Burkhardt, K. [Investigator]   University of Windsor. Dept. of Psychology [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1999.
Investigator's address: Dept. of Psychology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ont. Telephone: 1-519-253-3000, ext. 2218. Fax: 1-519-971-7021. E-mail: ktb_good@hotmail.com.
ASTIS record 49008.
Languages: English

Over recent decades, the Inuit people have been robbed of their traditional spirituality and ancestral roles. This has severe implications regarding their adjustment and may be reflected in the nature of offences committed by Inuit offenders. It has been evidenced that sexual and violent crimes are committed with much greater incidence by Inuit people. It is imperative to understand the characteristics of criminal behaviour from the unique cultural viewpoint of this population. The proposed study will investigate the culturally defined role of Inuit males and determine how alienation from their traditional knowledge and skills may have created identity conflict and confusion. This data will be linked to the understanding of Inuit males' attitudes, relations and behaviours toward women of their culture. The present study will investigate Inuit criminal involvement in the Baffin region of Nunavut, with particular focus on the community of Iqaluit through the Baffin Correctional Centre. (Au)

T, R
Crime; Customary law; Gender differences; Identity; Inuit; Mental health and well-being; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social conditions; Social interaction; Traditional native spirituality; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The changing roles of women in Arctic communities   /   Shannon, K.A. [Investigator]   University of Aberdeen [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1999.
Investigator's address: University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Telephone: 44 1223 527526. Fax: 44 1223 335299. E-mail: soc107@abdn.ac.uk.
ASTIS record 48963.
Languages: English

I hope to do a study concerning the changing roles of women in modern Inuit society. I hope to understand how Inuit women's activities have been affected by other social and economic transitions in the Arctic. I am currently examining the historical changes in women's lives, through a literature review. I will be an exchange student at Nunavut Arctic College, in Iqaluit beginning March 1, 1999. I hope to gain an understanding of the activities of women with respect to their contribution to subsistence and their roles in a formal wage economy. Since Inuit communities participate in both a wage economy and a subsistence economy, it is important to understand the changing activities of women in both economic sectors. (Au)

T, R
Employment; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social change; Subsistence; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Study on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and abnormal pap tests in the NWT   /   Healey, S. [Investigator]   Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Dept. of Community Health & Epidemiology [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1999.
Investigator's address: Dept. of Community Health & Epidemiology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Telephone: 613-533-8116. Fax: 613-533-6686. E-mail: 8sh3@qlink.queensu.ca.
ASTIS record 48947.
Languages: English

Cervical Cancer is the most common occurring female cancer in the Baffin Region and there are indications that cervical cancer rates are higher in the NWT than elsewhere. During a study period from 1991 to 1994, when approximately 30,000 pap tests were done in the NWT a much higher proportion of "Abnormal" tests were found, than was expected. In particular, the most abnormal results were found in the Inuit and Dene. The Baffin Regional Health and Social Services Board in collaboration with Queens University is conducting a study to research the presence of certain strains of a virus that is thought to have some involvement with the development of cancer of the cervix, in the women in Nunavut, and whether this virus is present when there are abnormal pap test results. If we find that this virus is present in most of the abnormal pap tests, then consideration could be given to include HPV screening into the Cervical Cancer Screening program. (Au)

K, T
Cancer; Dene Indians; Health; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Aboriginal concepts of power and empowerment models of wellness   /   Hewitt, C. [Investigator]   Nipissing University [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 551)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1999.
Investigator's address: Box 1437, Inuvik, N.W.T. X0E 0T0.
ASTIS record 48476.
Languages: English

The objective of this study was to develop a description of how four Inuvialuit women think of and experience power, powerlessness, control and empowerment in their lives as a result of their culture. All previous descriptions of personal power and empowerment had focussed on non-aboriginal culture and descent. This research was motivated by the fact that descriptions of thoughts and experiences of power and empowerment of four Inuvialuit women would assist persons working in fields of health promotion and adult education. These results could help workers in these fields recognize any potential differences thereby reducing the probability that they would try to impose their own power concepts onto Aboriginal persons with whom they work. The data was a collection of the four women's own thoughts on personal power and empowerment and is forming a bridge between aboriginal and non-aboriginal women. (Au)

T, K
Culture (Anthropology); Intercultural education; Inuit; Mental health and well-being; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Psychology; Research project descriptions; Self-determination; Social interaction; Women

G0812
Inuvik, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
The Inuvik Regional Human Contaminants Monitoring Program   /   MacNeil, C. [Investigator]   Inuvik Regional Health and Social Services Board [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 408 116)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1999.
Investigator's address: Inuvik Regional Health & Social Services Board, Bag Service #2, Inuvik, N.W.T. X0E 0T0.
ASTIS record 48449.
Languages: English

The Inuvik Regional Health and Social Services Board (IRHSSB) did a study looking at the presence of environmental contaminants in the blood and hair of local women and their newborns. Substances such as metals (e.g. lead) and organochlorines (e.g. PCBs) are found in small amounts in the North. The concern was focussed on long-range contaminants, which are carried northwards by marine (water) and atmospheric (wind) paths, and find their way into the food chain. Sampling of blood and hair continued until June 1999. The 104 participants in the study were asked to complete a dietary and lifestyle questionnaire. Of these, 102 completed questionnaires and 73 provided hair samples. A total of 185 blood samples (95 maternal and 90 umbilical cord) were collected. The samples were shipped to participating laboratories for testing and the results returned to the program coordinator for statistical analysis, to compare our results to other Regions, and possibly see if there is any relationship between diet and contaminant exposure. Community workshops and presentations also continued throughout the year. The study will contribute to circumpolar data on environmental contaminants and aid in the effort to maintain a healthy food supply & environment in the North. Presentations of the results of this study will happen in 2000. (Au)

K, J
Biological sampling; Blood; Children; Food; Food chain; Health; Heavy metals; Infant nutrition; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Organochlorines; PCBs; Pollution; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0812
Aklavik, N.W.T.; Fort McPherson, N.W.T.; Inuvik, N.W.T.; Paulatuk, N.W.T.; Sachs Harbour, N.W.T.; Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T.; Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.; Ulukhaktok, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Transmission of geographical knowledge in Inuinnait society   /   Collignon, B. [Investigator]   Université de Paris [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 370)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1998.
Investigator's address: University Paris I. Patheon-Sorbonne, 191 rue Saint-Jacques, 75 005 Paris, France.
ASTIS record 46787.
Languages: English

In April of 1998 a four-week fieldwork project took place in Kugluktuk and Holman, which was the first [year] of a multi-year project that focused on the micro-scale of the house. The objectives were to understand the link between knowledge transmission and the places in which it occurs. An elder was hired as a translator and lengthy open interviews were conducted with eight elderly women. These women were first asked to describe igloos and tents of yesterday, their inside space organization and the daily routines which took place. Then, similar questions were asked about the permanent prefabricated houses in which they have been living for more than 30 years now. These mothers, who had raised their older children in igloos and tents, and their younger ones in permanent houses, were asked their reflections on these experiences. The interviews expressed the strong connection between places and actions for the Inuinnait and revealed the deep cultural loss resulting from the move into foreign architecture. This loss goes far beyond that of a technical-building-knowledge, as the mobile, though highly stable round-shaped Inuit house was, in itself, a cultural expression through which values were transmitted, notably a specific person/space relationship. Interviews were videotaped and a 20 minute video is under completion. (Au)

T, R, L
Children; Design and construction; Elders; Houses; Human geography; Igloos; Internal migration; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social surveys; Socio-economic effects; Tents; Traditional knowledge; Video tapes; Women

G0812, G0813
Kugluktuk, Nunavut; Ulukhaktok, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inuvik Regional Human Contaminants Monitoring Program   /   MacNeil, C. [Investigator]   Inuvik Regional Health and Social Services Board [Affiliation]   Houseman, J. [Investigator]   Wrathall, B. [Investigator]   Walker, V. [Investigator]   Walker, J. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 408 116)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1998.
Investigator's address: Inuvik Regional Health & Social Services Board, Bag Service #2, Inuvik, N.W.T. X0E 0T0.
ASTIS record 46750.
Languages: English

The Inuvik Regional Human Contaminant Monitoring Program, managed by the Inuvik Regional Health and Social Services Board, is nearing the final stage of this three-year program. Baseline levels for exposure were determined for contaminants in the blood, umbilical cord blood, and hair from pregnant women in the Inuvik region, NWT. In addition to this baseline data, the amount of contaminant exposure through the diet of traditional food will be estimated. This analysis will include portion size data and contaminant levels in country foods calculated by the Centre for Nutrition & Environment of Indigenous peoples (CINE) for the Inuvik region. CINE will also use this information to develop a model that can be used to identify which parameters (maternal blood, cord blood, hair or dietary estimate) are better indicators of mercury exposure, and to develop a model that can be used to relate the exposure parameters. This model can then be used to interpret results generated from other monitoring programs in other regions. The study should be completed by March 2000 and a report will be available, including a detailed analysis of the information collected, at that point. Further information is available through the Inuvik Regional Health and Social Services Board (IRHSSB) Contaminant Project Coordinator. (Au)

K, J, T
Biological sampling; Children; Food; Health; Mercury; Native peoples; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Obstetrics; Pollution; Research project descriptions; Subsistence; Women

G0812
Aklavik, N.W.T.; Fort McPherson, N.W.T.; Inuvik, N.W.T.; Paulatuk, N.W.T.; Sachs Harbour, N.W.T.; Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T.; Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.; Ulukhaktok, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Baseline data study for the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)   /   DeRoose, E. [Investigator]   Northwest Territories. Dept. of Health and Social Services. Population Health Division [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 408 115)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1998.
Investigator's address: Population Health Division, Dept. of Health & Social Services, Box 1320, Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2L9. E-mail: elsie_deroose@gov.nt.ca.
ASTIS record 46749.
Languages: English

The purpose of this study is to collect baseline information across Canada in a sample of communities that do not yet have or have just started CPNP or similar prenatal nutrition programs. This information will act as a baseline for comparison when looking at the ability of CPNP projects to improve the health of pregnant women and their babies. The baseline could also be useful in the planning and/or evaluation of other programs designed to improve the health of women and children. Data was collected during in-person interviews by community interviewers with women who had recently given birth, using a 45-item questionnaire and an Interviewer's manual to assist community interviewers. In the N.W.T. in 1998/1999, nineteen communities were identified to participate in the CPNP baseline data study. The study has been scheduled to be conducted from October 98-October 99. About 800-1000 surveys will be collected from First Nations and Inuit women, as well as "non-aboriginal" women (through Health Canada (HPPB)). Data collected from the communities will be sent by the GNWT Department of Health and Social Services to Health Canada. Health Canada has contracted with the Clinical Epidemiology Unit of the Ottawa Hospital to handle the data entry and analysis phase. The final report is expected in the Spring of 2000. (Au)

K, T
Children; Food; Health; Native peoples; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0812
N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Ethnological research of traditional knowledge, language and gender   /   Stewart, H. [Investigator]   Showa Women's University [Affiliation]   Omura, K. [Investigator]   Kubota, S. [Investigator]   Suzuki, Y. [Investigator]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0400998N-A)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1998.
Investigator's address: Henry Stewart, Showa Women's University, Taishido, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Telephone: +81-42-528-1390. Fax: +81-42-528-1390. E-mail: PXZ01440@niftyserve.or.jp.
ASTIS record 44532.
Languages: English

We plan to continue research concerning traditional knowledge (particularly subsistence activities), and language, as well as begin detailed gender studies. 1) Research concerning traditional knowledge will focus mainly on substantiating and resolving questions concerning past interviews and observations. 2) We have been compiling a lexicon and syntax for Arviligjuaq (a sub-dialect of the Natsilingmiutut dialect of the West Canadian Inuktun Group, Inuktitut) over the past several years. This year's linguistic research will be primarily continued data collection and problem solving of past data. 3) Our past research has concerned mainly male activities. This year we plan to put more effort into gender related studies. We will record and analyse women's activities and social roles in preparation for more detailed research planned for the future. Such research is intended to study the role of women in the new political environment of Nunavut. (Au)

T, N, R
Creation of Nunavut; Ethnology; Gender differences; Government; Inuit languages; Nunavut Research Licences; Political action; Research project descriptions; Subsistence; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Baseline study for the prenatal nutrition program   /   De Roose, E. [Investigator]   Northwest Territories. Dept. Health and Social Services [Affiliation]   McIntyre, B. [Investigator]   Christensen, J. [Investigator]   Bourne, J. [Investigator]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0400298N-A)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1998.
Investigator's address: Elsie De Roose, Health Wellness and Promotion, GNWT, Dept. Health and Social Services, Medical Services Branch, Health Canada, P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, X1A 2L9. Telephone: 867-920-8032. Fax: 867-873-7706. E-mail: elsie_deroose@gov.nt.ca.
ASTIS record 44524.
Languages: English

1) To collect information on prenatal risk factors and pregnancy outcomes in communities that do not have a Canada Prenatal Program (CPNP) project started or well-established, or a similar prenatal nutrition-type project in their community. The information gathered in the Baseline Study will act as a baseline for comparison when evaluating the ability of CPNP projects to improve the health of pregnant women and their babies. 2) To determine rates of healthy vs. unhealthy pregnancy outcomes among women who are eligible for CPNP programs but have not had access to them. 3) To collect information on how rates of healthy or unhealthy pregnancy outcomes vary among women eligible for CPNP programs as a function of prenatal risk (that is the risk of having an unhealthy baby). (Au)

K, R
Education; Food; Health; Infant mortality; Infant nutrition; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Risk assessment; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Perceptions of Inuit educators of the school principal's role   /   Thompson, C. [Investigator]   University of Victoria (B.C.) [Affiliation]   Nixon, M. [Investigator]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0500498N-A)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1998.
Investigator's address: Caroline Thompson, University of Victoria, Box 44, Whale Cove, Northwest Territories, X0C 0J0. Telephone: 867-896-9214. Fax: 867-896-9005. E-mail: caroline_thompson@learnnet.net.ca.
ASTIS record 44512.
Languages: English

The purpose of this study is to identify the factors which motivate Inuit women to become school principals and the factors which create barriers. The objectives are: 1) to discover which factors attract female Inuit educators to become school administrators; 2) to discover which factors make school administration an unattractive career; and 3) to provide data for education policy makers on the influences into the role of principal. (Au)

R, T
Career aspirations; Education; Education policy; Inuit; Management; Nunavut Research Licences; Principals (Education); Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Teachers; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
An/other world : an ethnographic study of how southern television informs Inuit women's concepts of gender   /   Soukup, K. [Investigator]   Concordia University [Affiliation]   Kunuk, M. [Investigator]   Ivalu, M. [Investigator]   Avingaq, S. [Investigator]   Cousineau, M.-H. [Investigator]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0201798N-A)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1998.
Investigator's address: Katarina Soukup, Concordia University, 4058 St. Urbain, Montreal, Quebec, H2W 1V3. Telephone: 514-288-9008. Fax: 514-848-4512. E-mail: soukup@alcov.concordia.ca.
ASTIS record 44449.
Languages: English

This project will be an audience study of how Inuit women's concepts of non-Inuit women as well as their own gender identities are influenced by Southern television programs. The researcher will be part of a small research team made up of both Southern and Inuit women, including members of the Arnait Ikajurrigiit, a women's video workshop based at the Tarriaksuk Video Centre in Igloolik, NWT. The fieldwork portion of the research will draw on qualitative methodologies, specifically a combination of feminist research methods, oral history, visual anthropology, and media ethnography. (Au)

T, L
Ethnography; Gender differences; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Oral history; Research project descriptions; Social change; Tarriaksuk Video Centre; Television programs; Women

G0813
Igloolik, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inuit women's contribution to the social & economic life of northern communities through sewing   /   Miller, B. [Investigator]   Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Sociology [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0205298N-A Amended)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1998.
Investigator's address: Beth Miller, Dept. of Sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 5S7. Telephone: 709-579-2257. Fax: 709-793-2075. E-mail: BM@ganymede.cs.mun.ca.
ASTIS record 44437.
Languages: English

To document the continuing value and significance of sewing for Inuit seamstresses and community members. To explore how sewing activities reflect Inuit cultural values and appropriate modes of behaviour. To examine particular ways of approaching work and time issues, the use of materials, and approaches to teaching and learning. To look at the varied forms of sewing that seamstresses undertake and how sewing activities have changed over time. (Au)

T
Culture (Anthropology); Customs; Economic conditions; Handicrafts; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social conditions; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inuit women's contribution to the social and economic life of northern communities through sewing   /   Miller, B. [Investigator]   Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Sociology [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0200297R-A)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1997.
Investigator’s address: Beth Miller, Department of Sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 5S7. Telephone: 709-579-2257. Fax: 709-793-2075. E-mail: BM@ganymede.cs.mun.ca.
ASTIS record 42926.
Languages: English

To document the continuing value and significance of sewing to Inuit seamstresses and for community members. To explore how sewing activities reflect Inuit cultural values and appropriate modes of behaviour. To examine particular ways of approaching work and time issues, the use of materials, and approaches to teaching and learning. To look at the varied forms of sewing which seamstresses undertake and how sewing activities have changed over time. (Au)

T, R
Businesses; Culture (Anthropology); Economic conditions; Handicrafts; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Psychology; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social conditions; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Canadian Arctic Islands


RESEARCH PROJECT
Aboriginal women's roles in forest-dependent communities   /   Korber, D. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 516)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1996.
Investigator's address: 6318-108 St., Edmonton, Alta. T6H 2Z4.
ASTIS record 43540.
Languages: English

Research concerning the integration of community values and concerns into forest management plans requires an identification of the many and varied roles of community members who participate in resource-related activities. The research focuses on both women's and men's role in forest resource use activities (including subsistence, industrial, and recreational). Identifying gender specific roles and activities better enable resource managers to identify potential impacts of forest resource development on people's home, workforce, bush, and community life. Broadening the scope of potential development impacts helps planners avoid conflict between resource users, and contributes to overall community well-being. During the fieldwork period (summer 1996), 146 formal surveys were conducted (27.8 percent of the adult population). Participant-observation and informal interviews were also used to collect data on roles, attitudes, and expectations with respect to subsistence harvesting and natural resource development (specifically the forest industry). Survey data categories included socio-demographic status, household and communal activity, subsistence roles and activities, attitudes and involvement in resource development and planning, and perceptions of community stability. Secondary data sources were compiled to supplement local survey data from Statistics Canada, GNWT Bureau of Statistics, Native Women's Association, and Deh Cho Tribal Council. (Au)

T, R, N, S
Culture (Anthropology); Economic conditions; Employment; Forestry; Gender differences; Indians; Land use; Logging; Lumber industry; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Planning; Public opinion; Recreation; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Socio-economic effects; Subsistence; Women

G0812
Fort Providence region, N.W.T.; Wrigley region, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Healing movements in the north : gender and tradition in Fort Good Hope, NWT   /   Fajber, E. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 475)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1996.
Investigator's address: 505 Riverdale Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 1S3.
ASTIS record 43536.
Languages: English

The visit to Fort Good Hope served two purposes; to report findings from my M.A. research on concepts of healing and wellness in Fort Good Hope, NWT based on research in 1995, and also to consult with the K'asho Gotine Community Council in the development of a long-term research project (four years) exploring questions of gender and healing in the community. As this project was community based and collaborative, it was essential to obtain community input and direction to ensure the project was based on participatory research models. Language learning was also the focus of this visit for the researcher. In addition, participation in the daily life of the community aided the researcher's understanding of community issues. (Au)

T, K, R, V
Culture (Anthropology); Dene Indians; Gender differences; Health care; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Participatory action research; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Traditional native spirituality; Women

G0812
Fort Good Hope, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Crafting culture : Inuit women's work in the Canadian Arctic   /   Driscoll Engelstad, B. [Investigator]   Omingmak, A. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 318)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1996.
Investigator's address: 10012 E. Bexhill Drive, Kensington, MD 20895.
ASTIS record 43535.
Languages: English

This fieldwork session, undertaken in June 1996, continues dissertation research focussing on women's cultural production in the community of Holman, NT. The dissertation examines the economic, social, and cultural significance of Inuit women's creative labour in producing clothing, graphic arts, and crafts locally and for a commercial export market. The researchers discussed cultural production and marketing issues with seamstresses, craftswomen, and artists, updating data collected in earlier field sessions (1988-1992) with the assistance of Mary Okheena, Julia Ogina, and Alice Omingmak. The visit was timed to coincide with the Kingalik Jamboree, an annual three day festival, celebrating the vitality of Holman as an Inuit community. The researchers and the members of the Hamlet Council discussed a proposal to establish a local Archives and Research Centre for receiving publications, photographs, and research materials dealing with the Holman region. The book, Inuit: Glimpses of an Arctic Past by David A. Morrison (Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1995) was presented as an inaugural donation. Dr. Beatrice Collignon also presented the Council with her dissertation on geographical place names in the Holman region. (Au)

T, R
Artists; Culture (Anthropology); Economic conditions; Graphic arts; Handicrafts; Inuit; Marketing; Northern native fashions; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Traditional clothing; Women

G0812
Ulukhaktok, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Towards a women-positive basic education - MA thesis   /   Doyle, M. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 507)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1996.
Investigator's address: 327 Shuter St., Toronto, ON M5A 1W8.
ASTIS record 43534.
Languages: English

The researcher utilized three methods to gather data: interviews, document analysis, and a questionnaire. Interviews of staff and students at the Yellowknife campus were the centre piece of the planned research, while the questionnaires were used principally to identify interview participants. Informed consent was obtained through the use of consent forms. (Au)

R
Higher education; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0812
Yellowknife, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Women's access to employment in northern resource communities : barriers and opportunities   /   Bron, I. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 521)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1996.
Investigator's address: 2 - 2111/2 Queen Street, Kingston, ON K7K 1B4.
ASTIS record 43528.
Languages: English

Since the main objective of visiting the NWT was the dissemination of research results and verification of findings with a similar community, sampling was done on a convenience basis, using lead contacts, and networking. Interviews with women who were both participants and non participants in the resource industry, trainers/educators, employers, labour force development staff, and/or advocacy organizers, was done using a triangulation methodology and feminist research techniques and principles. (Au)

R
Employment; Industries; Labour supply; Natural resources; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Occupational training; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0812
Yellowknife, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Evaluation of sources of vitamin A and calcium in traditional and market foods in K'asho Got'ine, Northwest Territories   /   Simoneau, N. [Investigator]   McGill University. Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment [Affiliation]   Pierrot, P. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 408 112)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1996.
Investigator's address: Centre for Nutrition & Environment of Indigenous Peoples, MacDonald Campus, McGill University, 21, 111 Lakeshore Rd., Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9.
ASTIS record 43510.
Languages: English

Data collection began with the organization of focus group meetings. A steering committee was formed by five community members to assure the proper functioning of the project in the community. A local project coordinator was hired to help recruit participants for the study, and to translate where necessary. Adults were invited to participate in the study through promotion of the project in the community, as well as home visits. Women were the most likely group to provide information on nutrition, as well as to influence the food intake of the family. Data collection occurred in structured focus group discussions, followed by individual assessment of food preferences during home visits with each participant. Four focus groups were conducted in March and June 1996. Two groups of 10 individuals were formed and each group participated in discussions on both vitamin A and calcium separately. An additional discussion group was conducted at the end of the study (January 1997) to discuss the results of the analysis, and the appropriateness of the food-items selected for potential promotion in the community. (Au)

T, K
Calcium; Dene Indians; Food; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Vitamin A; Women

G0812
Fort Good Hope, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Whitehorse, Yukon womens' culture during the 1940s   /   Nickel, D. [Investigator]   University of Alberta [Affiliation]
(Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licence, no. 96- 5)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Yukon Heritage Branch under the Yukon Scientists and Explorers Act.
Year: 1996.
ASTIS record 40470.
Languages: English

V, R
History; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Women; Yukon Scientists and Explorers Licences

G0811
Whitehorse, Yukon


RESEARCH PROJECT
Evaluation of the Birthing Project in Rankin Inlet   /   Chamberlain, M. [Investigator]   University of Ottawa. Faculty of Health Sciences [Affiliation]   England, J. [Investigator]   Nimrod, C. [Investigator]   Nair, R. [Investigator]   Moyer, A. [Investigator]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0300296R-A)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1996.
Investigator's address: Dr. Marie Chamberlain, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8M5. Telephone: 613-562-5473. Fax: 613-562-5443.
ASTIS record 40144.
Languages: English

To assess the extent to which women can be managed safely by midwives during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period in the Rankin Inlet Birthing Project. To assess whether the Rankin Inlet Birthing Project meets the cultural and psychosocial needs of the individuals during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period. To measure the cost of providing birthing services in the pilot project with the cost of transferring the women out to another centre. (Au)

K, T
Costs; Culture (Anthropology); Health care; Mental health and well-being; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Rankin Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Researching background information on responsibilities of women from the Inuuqatigiit curriculum   /   Haulli, L. [Investigator]   Baffin Divisional Board of Education [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, no. 0206596N-A)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1996.
Investigator's address: Louise Haulli, Baffin Divisional Board of Education, Ataguttaaluk School, Box 18, Igloolik, N.W.T. X0A 0L0. Telephone: 819-934-8996. Fax: 819-934-8779.
ASTIS record 40079.
Languages: English

Research project involves the collection of data by interviewing elders and other community individuals on my topic taken from the Inuuqatigiit Curriculum. With this information more relevant curriculum will be developed for use in the schools in Igloolik and other Nunavut settlements. (Au)

T, R
Culture (Anthropology); Curricula; Education; Elders; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Igloolik, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inuit understandings of the benefits of traditional foods and Inuit women's perceptions of contaminants in the Arctic food chain   /   Egan, C. [Investigator]   University of Manitoba [Affiliation]
(Nunavut Research Licence, 1995)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1995.
Investigator's address: Christine Egan, University of Manitoba, 105 Harvard Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3M 0J7. Telephone: 204-475-9672. Fax: 204-478-8170. E-mail: eganc@cc.umanitoba.ca.
ASTIS record 38994.
Languages: English

T, J
Food; Food chain; Inuit; Nunavut Research Licences; Pollution; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Subsistence; Women

G0813
Canadian Arctic Islands


RESEARCH PROJECT
Evaluation of the Birthing Project in Rankin Inlet, NWT   /   Chamberlain, M. [Investigator]   University of Ottawa. Faculty of Health Sciences [Affiliation]   England, J. [Investigator]   Nimrod, C. [Investigator]   Nair, R. [Investigator]
(Nunavut Research Licence, 1995)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1995.
Investigator's address: Dr. Marie Chamberlain, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8M5. Telephone: 613-562-5473. Fax: 613-562-5443.
ASTIS record 38988.
Languages: English

To assess the extent to which women can be managed safely by midwives during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period in the Rankin Inlet Birthing Project. To assess whether the Rankin Inlet Birthing Project meets the cultural and psychosocial needs of the individuals during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period. To measure the cost of providing birthing services in the pilot project with the cost of transferring the women out to another centre. (Au)

K
Health care; Health care workers; Nunavut Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Nunavut; Rankin Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Community health issues in the Baffin region   /   Decker, J. [Investigator]   Wilfrid Laurier University. Dept. of Geography [Affiliation]   Dillon, J.A. [Investigator]   Earnshaw, C. [Investigator]
(Nunavut Research Licence, 1995)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1995.
Investigator's address: Dr. Jody Decker, Dept. of Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ont. N2L 3C5. Telephone: 519-884-1970 (2215). Fax: 519-725-1342. E-mail: jdecker@mach1.wlu.ca.
ASTIS record 38983.
Languages: English

To assess the quantitative and qualitative epidemiological and laboratory based survey data available, to compile community needs assessment and to determine how these needs are integrated within the existing health-care framework at regional and territorial levels. To assess mechanisms to ensure culturally appropriate health and social service delivery. To assess the strength of kinship networks and the extent of community support services. To assess how elders are promoting pluralistic medicine. To assess the incidence, prevalence, and handling, of services available, health care promotion and education related to STD's. To assess academic barriers and cultural attitudes that exist which inhibit women from pursuing a career in health sciences. (Au)

K, T, R
Community workers; Elders; Employment; Health care; Health care workers; Inuit; Kinship; Nunavut Research Licences; Public education campaigns; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Baffin Island, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The community : ideology and sociopolitical structure   /   Christie, L. [Investigator]   Wilfrid Laurier University [Affiliation]   Richardson, D. [Investigator]
(Nunavut Research Licence, 1995)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Nunavut Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1995.
Investigator's address: Laird Christie, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ont. N2L 3C5. Telephone: 519-884-1970 (3458). Fax: 519-884-8854. E-mail: lchristi@mach1.wlu.ca.
ASTIS record 38982.
Languages: English

To study the history and current functioning of the elected council at Kimmirut: electoral and meeting procedures; attitudes towards elective office and leadership; influence of elders, hunters, women in local politics; and the role of committees and committee work in the process of hamlet administration. (Au)

R, T
Elders; Elections; Hunting; Local government; Management; Nunavut Research Licences; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Social interaction; Women

G0813
Kimmirut, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
AIDS Yellowknife needs assessment   /   Lamon, M. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 499)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1995.
Investigator's address: Box 864, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N6.
ASTIS record 38662.
Languages: English

The researcher used quantitative research methods, utilizing a questionnaire that has been adapted from the Ontario First Nations AIDS and Healthy Lifestyle Survey (1993) with their permission. Using "quota sampling", the researcher plans to sample survey 60 women, youths and inmates and as many drug users as possible that utilize Northern Addictions Services. (Au)

K, R
Addictions treatment; AIDS; Drug abuse; Health care; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0812
Yellowknife, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Healing as an alternative to incarceration   /   Chisholm-Smith, A. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 496)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1995.
Investigator's address: 56 Cranbrook Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5M 1M4.
ASTIS record 38653.
Languages: English

The researcher, as part of a wider study on healing, used a particular research method to gain insight into the issue of incarcerated women in the NWT. Interviews took place with women presently incarcerated in the North as well as with those directly involved (healers, correctional officers, government and interest groups). (Au)

R, K
Correctional institutions; Judicial systems; Mental health services; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0812
Fort Smith, N.W.T.; Yellowknife, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Human contaminants trends in Arctic Canada : maternal/cord blood monitoring for environmental contaminants   /   Seddon, L. [Investigator]   Mackenzie Regional Health Service [Affiliation]   Walker, J. [Investigator]   Corriveau, A. [Investigator]   Mackenzie Consultation Working Group [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 408 106)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1995.
Investigator's address: Laura Seddon, Regional Cord Blood Program Coordinator, Mackenzie Regional Health Service, Box 520, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N4.
ASTIS record 38635.
Languages: English

Women were introduced to the program at community Health Centres. Those women who gave consent were first given a short survey to complete. Once at Stanton Yellowknife Hospital to deliver their babies, as part of their routine hospital procedure, blood samples were taken during delivery. (Au)

K, J
Bioaccumulation; Blood; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Obstetrics; Pollution; Research project descriptions; Women

G0812, G0813
Victoria Island, N.W.T./Nunavut; Yellowknife region, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inuit women entrepreneurs : building sustainable small business   /   Tuchak, T. [Investigator]   University of Alberta. Faculty of Home Economics [Affiliation]   Oakes, J. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 457)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1994.
Investigator's address: 125 Home Economics Bldg., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. T6G 2M8.
ASTIS record 38853.
Languages: English

This research was designed to meet the stated needs of Inuit women entrepreneurs in the community of Coral Harbour. Data was collected through interviews, group discussion and participant observation. The purpose of this study was to explore the business decision-making process of the participants. The study would develop a database in order to provide Inuit women and policy makers with information to assist in cultural and economic growth. (Au)

T, R
Career aspirations; Economic conditions; Economic development; Economic policy; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Coral Harbour (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Western Arctic women artists   /   McNeal, J. [Investigator]   Irwin, R. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 226)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1994.
Investigator's address: 227 Green College Scholar's Res., 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1.
ASTIS record 38842.
Languages: English

Phase One and Two were completed in 1992 and 1993. Phase 3 (completion) reviewed previous interviews and additional interviews were conducted. Current interviews were part of an international project headed by Dr. Rita Irwin of UBC. (Au)

R, T
Artists; Native peoples; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0812
Inuvik, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Adolescent girls in the NWT : academic preparation and career planning   /   McCreadie, M. [Investigator]   Heineman, E. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 454)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1994.
Investigator's address: Box 1507, Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2P2.
ASTIS record 38840.
Languages: English

Using surveys and discussion groups, the researchers consulted with female students on their education and career planning. Focus was on math and science education and careers. Math and science teachers and school counsellors were surveyed and classroom activities were monitored. Data was also collected on enrolment statistics for male and female students in math and science courses. (Au)

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Career aspirations; Education; Gender differences; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Science; Social surveys; Women; Youth

G0813, G0812
Edzo, N.W.T.; Inuvik, N.W.T.; Iqaluit, Nunavut; Rae, N.W.T.; Rankin Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut; Yellowknife, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Evaluation of the birthing project in Rankin Inlet, NWT   /   Chamberlain, M. [Investigator]   University of Ottawa. Faculty of Health Sciences [Affiliation]   England, J. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 408 108)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Aurora Research Institute under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1994.
Investigator's address: University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5.
ASTIS record 38763.
Languages: English

The researcher reviewed medical charts and a data collection tool filled out for all women who gave birth in a one-year period from Rankin Inlet and Baker Lake. Fifteen women from each hamlet and 10 male partners were interviewed. Midwives were observed at the Rankin Birthing Centre during a one-month period. The researcher also conducted interviews with health personnel and key informants in Rankin Inlet at the end of the one-year period. (Au)

K, T
Children; Health care workers; Inuit; Medical records; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Baker Lake (Hamlet), Nunavut; Rankin Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Western arctic women artists   /   Delisi, J.C. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 226)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1993.
Investigator's address: 96 Parkgrove Crescent, Delta, B.C. V4L 2G3.
ASTIS record 40246.
Languages: English

The researcher will investigate the role of art in the lives of women in the Western Arctic, the effect of formal and traditional education in the early learning of women's art forms and how the role of women in the family and society has changed through art. Research will also be conducted to determine how increased pressure on women to support their families has changed the art forms and how the women feel their skills can be passed on to future generations. (Au)

Y, T
Art; Artists; Education; Employment; Handicrafts; Native peoples; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social institutions; Women

G0812
Inuvik, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Meeting the information needs of Inuit regarding contaminants   /   Usher, P.J. [Investigator]   Inuit Tapirisat of Canada. Research Division [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 449)
Investigator's address: Director, Research Division, Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, Suite 510, 170 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ont. K1P 5V5.
Year: 1993.
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
ASTIS record 36485.
Languages: English

To develop effective, appropriate communication strategies on contaminant issues with Inuit communities requires an understanding of how Inuit now view the problem of contaminants and how they identify their information needs. Three communities will be visited in order to conduct semi-directed interviews with consenting individuals from the communities, including harvesters, elders, women, youth and professionals. (Au)

T, R, J
Children; Elders; Inuit; Men; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Pollution; Public education campaigns; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Safety; Social surveys; Women; Youth

G0812, G0813
Baker Lake (Hamlet), Nunavut; Sanikiluaq, Nunavut; Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Domestic economy on Baffin Island   /   Oakes, J. [Investigator]   University of Alberta. Faculty of Home Economics [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 270)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1993.
Investigator's address: 115 Home Economics Bldg., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. T6G 2M8.
ASTIS record 36357.
Languages: English

The researchers will work with the Baffin communities to identify formal and informal economic contributions Inuit women make. It will also help interested women establish sewing centres and develop marketing strategies. Both elders and young women will be interviewed to record the importance of traditional and modern work. (Au)

T, R
Economic conditions; Elders; Employment; Handicrafts; Inuit; Marketing; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Traditional clothing; Women

G0813
Arctic Bay (Hamlet), Nunavut; Cape Dorset (Settlement), Nunavut; Pond Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Needs assessment of women with disabilities in the N.W.T.   /   Christophers, S. [Investigator]   N.W.T. Council for Disabled Persons [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 420)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1993.
Investigator's address: NWT Council for Disabled Persons, Box 1387, Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2P1.
ASTIS record 35856.
Languages: English

The N.W.T. Council for Disabled Persons will contact N.W.T. women's groups and community representatives to develop contact lists for women with disabilities. In addition, the Council will develop and distribute a survey to identify issues and concerns for women with disabilities. These issues will be summarized and recommendations will be made. (Au)

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Handicapped; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Social surveys; Women

G0812, G0813
N.W.T.; Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Northern women in conflict with the law   /   Zellerer, E. [Investigator]   Simon Fraser University. School of Criminology [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 398)
Investigator's address: School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6.
Year: 1992.
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
ASTIS record 36569.
Languages: English

The researcher will hold discussions with authorities in Yellowknife to help guide the research. Data will be collected from government documents, archival material, court records, and interviews. Pre-sentence reports will be examined and women who are being held at the Fort Smith Correctional Centre for Women will be interviewed. In addition, correctional authorities and service providers will be interviewed. (Au)

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Correctional institutions; Criminal law; Judicial systems; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0812
Fort Smith, N.W.T.; Yellowknife, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Conjugal violence and the Inuit of Baffin Island, N.W.T.   /   Orozco, M.E. [Investigator]   Université Laval [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 340)
Investigator's address: Pavillon Parent 4620, Universite Laval, Ste-Foy, PQ G1K 7P4.
Year: 1992.
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
ASTIS record 36361.
Languages: English

In liaison with the Baffin Regional Agvvik Society, the researcher will investigate the context of violence and the meanings and interpretations that women and men attach to these events. Additional research as to the historical rate of incidence of this phenomenon will also be examined. (Au)

T, K, V
Domestic violence; Gender differences; History; Inuit; Marriage; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Cape Dorset women artists   /   Leroux, O. [Investigator]   Canadian Museum of Civilization [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 261)
Investigator's address: Curator of Inuit Art, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Box 3100, Station B, Hull, PQ J8X 4H2.
Year: 1992.
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
ASTIS record 36021.
Languages: English

The researcher will continue work begun in 1991 and will complete interviews with six women artists in Cape Dorset. This work will finalize research for the publication and exhibition of the Cape Dorset Women Artists. (Au)

T
Artists; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Cape Dorset (Settlement), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Western arctic women artists   /   Delisi, J.C. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 226)
Investigator's address: 96 Parkgrove Crescent, Delta, BC V4L 2G3.
Year: 1992.
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
ASTIS record 35890.
Languages: English

The researcher will investigate the role of art in the lives of women in the Western Arctic, the effect of formal and traditional education in the early learning of women's art forms and how the role of women in the family and society has changed through art. Research will also be conducted to determine how increased pressure on women to support their families has changed the art forms and how the women feel their skills can be passed on to future generations. (Au)

Y, T
Art; Artists; Education; Employment; Handicrafts; Native peoples; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social institutions; Women

G0812
Inuvik, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Perspective on mental health and illness by selected Dogrib women patients   /   Crawford, L. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 408 089)
Investigator's address: 108 Hordal Road, Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 3M4.
Year: 1992.
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
ASTIS record 35877.
Languages: English

The purpose of this research is to identify Dogrib perspectives surrounding mental health and illness. Women from Dogrib communities who are currently receiving treatment for a long-term mental illness will be interviewed to learn their perceptions of need for treatment, what their expectations are and how their familial relationships have shifted over the course of treatment. (Au)

T, K
Dogrib Indians; Health care; Mental health and well-being; Mental health services; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social interaction; Social surveys; Women

G0812
Yellowknife region, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Pre-natal allowance in reducing infant mortality rates in the Baffin Island region   /   McWhinney, D. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 376)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1991.
Investigator's address: 9C8 Jean Talon Bldg., Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0T6.
ASTIS record 38188.
Languages: English

In co-operation with the GNWT Department of Social Services and the Women's Shelter, Iqaluit, the researcher will investigate the extent to which women feel empowered by the health care system, particularly pre-natal health care. (Au)

T, K, R
Health care; Infant mortality; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Social policy; Welfare; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Patterns of crime in arctic communities   /   Wachowich, N. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 360)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1991.
Investigator's address: 33 Becher Street #1, London, ON N6C 1A4.
ASTIS record 38170.
Languages: English

The researcher will investigate patterns of crime in Arctic communities and the role the Northern Justice system plays in defining and managing these crimes. The research will be focused primarily on incidents involving Inuit women. Methodology will include reading public documents, interviewing people working in the system, tracing current cases in court, and conversing with people within organized community aid programs. (Au)

R
Crime; Inuit; Judicial systems; Law; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Pond Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Cape Dorset women artists   /   Leroux, O. [Investigator]   Canadian Museum of Civilization [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 261)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1991.
Investigator's address: Curator of Inuit Art, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Box 3100, Station B, Hull, PQ J8X 4H2.
ASTIS record 38049.
Languages: English

The researcher and her team will interview Cape Dorset male and female Inuit artists for a planned future exhibition of Inuit Art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. She will also visit the Iqaluit and Cape Dorset museums and Cultural Centres. (Au)

T
Art galleries; Artists; Canadian Museum of Civilization; Inuit; Museums; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Cape Dorset (Settlement), Nunavut; Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Domestic violence and Inuit women   /   Orozco, M.E. [Investigator]   Université Laval [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 368)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1991.
Investigator's address: Pavillon Parent 4620, Universite Laval, Ste-Foy, PQ G1K 7P4.
ASTIS record 37945.
Languages: English

The researcher will work with the Baffin Regional Agvvik Society, a transition house for battered women, and the Tuvvik Alcohol and Drug Counselling Centre, which has a program for batterers. Interviews will be conducted with RCMP, Department of Social Services and Department of Justice to evaluate the institutional response to domestic violence. (Au)

T, K
Addictions treatment; Domestic violence; Inuit; Mental health services; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Dene clothing research   /   Thompson, J. [Investigator]   Canadian Museum of Civilization [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 378)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1991.
Investigator's address: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 100 Laurier Street, Box 3100, Station B, Hull, PQ J8X 4H2.
ASTIS record 37929.
Languages: English

Dene seamstresses will be interviewed about their life and work. Community residents will also be consulted regarding a proposed exhibition of Dene clothing. Sewing samples by contemporary Dene women will be purchased for the permanent collection at the Museum of Civilization. (Au)

T
Dene Indians; Ethnographic collections; Handicrafts; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Oral history; Research project descriptions; Traditional clothing; Women

G0812
Fort Good Hope, N.W.T.; Fort McPherson, N.W.T.; Norman Wells, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Survey of the proposed national park at Bluenose Lake   /   Stevenson, M. [Investigator]   Northern Past Heritage Consultants [Affiliation]   Canadian Parks Service [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Archaeologists Permit, no. 91-715)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Northwest Territories Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.
Year: 1991.
Investigator's address: Northern Past Heritage Consultants, 11207-48 Ave., Edmonton, Alta. T6H 0Z8.
ASTIS record 37072.
Languages: English

Marc Stevenson (Northern Past Heritage Consultants) continued archaeological and ethnohistorical investigations in the vicinity of Bluenose (Takipaq) Lake with the documentation of contemporary, historic, and prehistoric land use in the proposed park. The search for early sites proved to be as unrewarding as it was time-consuming; only one artifact, a drilled wooden bow fragment, was discovered in a context that might be considered early. This work was quickly abandoned in favour of a systematic search for sites by helicopter in different areas of the proposed park. About two dozen sites were found. This supported the observation made earlier that sites are more abundant around drainages and nearer the coast. About thirty features, including tent rings, caches, and qammat, (autumn houses) were excavated at four sites on the Hornaday River, Bluenose Lake, and on the Arctic coast. The final component of this research was the interviewing of native women elders about domestic camp activities. (Au)

U, S, T
Aerial surveys; Culture (Anthropology); Elders; Ethnography; Land use; Native peoples; Northwest Territories Archaeologists Permits; Parks; Research project descriptions; Social interaction; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0812, G0813
Bluenose Lake region, Nunavut; Hornaday River region, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Women in trades   /   Little, L. [Investigator]   Lutra Associates Ltd. [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 306)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1990.
Investigator's address: Lutra Associates Ltd., Box 1866, Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2P4.
ASTIS record 38291.
Languages: English

The researcher will carry out a needs assessment. Interviews will be conducted with 30 employers, organizations and tradeswomen. A small sample of men working in trades will also be interviewed. (Au)

R
Employment; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Occupations; Public opinion; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0812, G0813
N.W.T.; Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Regional variations in Canadian abortion rates : a case study of the NWT   /   Lux, P. [Investigator]   University of Saskatchewan. Dept. of Geography [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 410 310)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1990.
Investigator's address: Dept. of Geography, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask. S7N 0W0.
ASTIS record 38212.
Languages: English

The researcher will conduct a literature search and statistical analysis on information available on attitudes toward abortion. Medical personnel and some community leaders will be interviewed to gain insight into the acceptance of abortion in the north. The researcher will not be contacting or surveying the public. (Au)

K
Abortion; Health care workers; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0812, G0813
Fort Smith, N.W.T.; Iqaluit, Nunavut; Yellowknife, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Documentation of traditional Inuit practices related to pregnancy and childbirth   /   Daviss-Putt, B.-A. [Investigator]   Inuit Women's Association of Canada [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, ref. no. 12 408 081)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1990.
Investigator's address: Pauktuutit, Inuit Women's Association, 200 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1K5.
ASTIS record 37944.
Languages: English

This project will combine analysis of interview data, review of available literature and the personal accounts of the elders. The elders will be asked to verbally respond to a series of open questions aimed at gathering data to meet the objectives of the research of traditional Inuit practices related to pregnancy and childbirth. (Au)

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Children; Culture (Anthropology); Elders; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Obstetrics; Oral history; Research project descriptions; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Cape Dorset (Settlement), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Television images of Inuit women in light of their present experiences   /   Szymanski, R. [Investigator]   McGill University. Dept. of Geography [Affiliation]   McGill University [Sponsor]   Science Institute of the Northwest Territories [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 9092)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1989.
Investigator's address: 19 Hallbank Terrace, Agincourt, Ontario M1S 2V8. Telephone: 416 291 6632.
ASTIS record 30781.
Languages: English

Objective: to determine the significance of Inuit women's images as represented on Inuit broadcast television in light of their contemporary experiences and roles within the community and the family. Summary: Ms. Szymanski examined the significance and relevance of Inuit broadcast television images during a period of rapid cultural and social changes. Changes that are affecting Inuit women's traditional roles, responsibilities and perceptions were studied. (Au)

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Acculturation; Culture (Anthropology); Gender differences; Inuit; Inuit Broadcasting Corporation; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Psychology; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social conditions; Television programs; Women

G0813
Iqaluit, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Non traditional jobs or non traditional people? Ethnographic research from a historical point of view on sexual division of labor and social categories of sex   /   Saladin d'Anglure, B. [Investigator]   Université Laval. Dép. d'anthropologie [Affiliation]   Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada [Sponsor]   Université Laval. Centre d'études nordiques [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 9110)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1989.
Investigator's address: Faculte des Sciences Sociales, Département d'Anthropologie, Université Laval, Ste-Foy, Québec G1K 7P4.
ASTIS record 30662.
Languages: English

Objective: to conduct gender studies from a traditional point of view; to compare the position of women and men with respect to traditional activities and contemporary employment. Summary: Saladin d'Anglure and his team gathered information as part of a continuing research project in Igloolik focusing on a historical view regarding the sexual division of labor and the social categories of sex. (Au)

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Culture (Anthropology); Employment; Gender differences; History; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social conditions; Social institutions; Subsistence; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Igloolik, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Bird skin clothing project   /   Oakes, J. [Investigator]   University of Manitoba [Affiliation]   National Museums of Canada [Sponsor]   University of Manitoba. Northern Studies Committee [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 9004)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1989.
Investigator's address: Clothing & Textiles Dept., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man. R3T 2M2. Telephone: 204-261-1007.
ASTIS record 30611.
Languages: English

Objective: to document bird skin clothing production in Sanikiluaq, Belcher Islands; to collect detailed information on skin selection, skin preparation, pattern development, garment construction and maintenance of eider duck parkas; the clothing and other artifacts will be assembled in an exhibition which will include a booklet (English and Inuktitut) and a short video film; the exhibition will travel to schools and museums in the NWT, Quebec and Labrador. Summary: Ms. Oakes documented bird skin clothing production in Sanikiluaq. The information included skin selection, skin preparation, pattern development, garment construction and maintenance of eider duck parkas. The clothing and artifacts were assembled in an exhibition which included a booklet (English and Inuktitut) and a short video film. The show travels to schools and museums in the NWT, Quebec, and Labrador. (Au)

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Artifacts; Birds; Culture (Anthropology); Design and construction; Ethnographic collections; Handicrafts; Hide preparation; Hunting; Inuit; Northern native fashions; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Pelage; Plumage; Research project descriptions; Traditional clothing; Traditional knowledge; Women

G0813
Sanikiluaq, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Excavation on Ukiivik Island, Ungava Bay   /   Labrèche, Y. [Investigator]   Université du Québec à Montréal [Affiliation]   Québec (Province). Ministère des affaires culturelles [Sponsor]   Québec (Province). Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones [Sponsor]   Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Archaeologists Permit, no. 89-672)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Northwest Territories Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.
Year: 1989.
Investigator's address: Laboratoire d'archeologie, Université du Québec a Montréal, CP 8888, Succ. 'A', Montréal, Québec H3C 3P8.
ASTIS record 30577.
Languages: English

Summary of Results: For the third year in a row, Yves Labreche with his team of local and university assistants has excavated on Ukiivik Island. Two complimentary ethnographical interviews concerning subsistence economy, and food preparation and preferences were conducted with two women from the community of Kangiqsujuaq. The project is directed toward the accumulation of data on food choices, butchering practises, cooking and preparation methods, and food distribution. Excavations at two Thule semi-subterranean houses at JjEv-4 have uncovered two thousand well-preserved animal bones of seal, walrus, and other species as well as artifacts such as ivory buckles, harpoon heads, and a figurine. Over one thousand stone tools and flakes have also been recovered--along with soapstone pots and lamps and a piece of pottery, the second recovered from the area. The first was found last year at the Tupirvikallak site (JjEw-1), on the coast of Joy Bay, a few kilometres west of Ukiivik Island. Radiocarbon samples from the houses at JjEv-4 will provide dating for the series of occupations of the site indicated by both Thule and Dorset findings. At least one Thule family stayed on the island some 500 years ago, according to a radiocarbon date obtained last year. Two assistants discovered another site while on a hike. It is in an area protected by two parallel rock outcrops which sweep down into the sea. It is an ideal location for a look- out for other hunters or animals. Ten Dorset artifacts were found under the turf and along the rock outcrop. (Au)

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Artifacts; Bones; Customs; Dorset culture; Ethnology; Food; Hunting; Native peoples; Northwest Territories Archaeologists Permits; Radiocarbon dating; Research project descriptions; Subsistence; Thule culture; Women

G0813
Joy, Baie, region, Nunavut/Québec; Ukiivik Island, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Hypertension and pregnancy : a Keewatin case study   /   Gerrard, J. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 8145)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1988.
Investigator's address: Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology, 100 Olivia St., Winnipeg, Man. R3E 0V9. Telephone: 204-787-2112.
ASTIS record 30072.
Languages: English

Summary: Dr. Gerrard's study looked at hypertension and the role it plays during pregnancy. He was interested in finding out whether diet and other factors affected the incidence of hypertension from one community to another. (Au)

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Food; Inuit; Mental health and well-being; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Arviat, Nunavut; Baker Lake (Hamlet), Nunavut; Coral Harbour (Hamlet), Nunavut; Whale Cove (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Northern craftswomen: the future of a vital cottage industry   /   Fogwill, L. [Investigator]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 8153)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1988.
Investigator's address: Lynn Fogwill Consulting Services, 208 Woolgar Ave., Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2Y8. Telephone: 403-873-5534.
ASTIS record 30069.
Languages: English

Summary: Lynn Fogwill visited craftswomen in communities across the N.W.T. to find out more about the role of women in the crafts industry, and to ask them how they would like to see it develop. Why, in the past, have women had so little input in the decision making processes which have shaped this small but vital segment of the economy? (Au)

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Economic conditions; Handicrafts; Native peoples; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Women

G0812, G0813
Fort Liard, N.W.T.; Fort Simpson, N.W.T.; Inuvik, N.W.T.; Iqaluit, Nunavut; Rankin Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut; Taloyoak, Nunavut; Tulita, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
The role of women in community organizations   /   Phipps, K. [Investigator]   Trent University [Affiliation]   Northern Scientific Training Program (Canada) [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 8139)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1988.
Investigator's address: R.R. #1, Claremont, Ont. L0H 1E0. Telephone: 416-649-2425.
ASTIS record 30059.
Languages: English

Objective: To interview women involved in community organizations; to investigate the roles women are playing in community organizations; to determine how community organizations are evolving in response to social and economic changes that have occurred over the past 30 years. Summary: Karen Phipps interviewed women in various community organizations. She wanted to know what their roles are in the organizations. She also asked how organizations have responded to social and economic changes that have occurred in the last 30 years. She is using this information for her studies at Trent University. (Au)

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Community development; Economic conditions; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Women

G0813
Kugluktuk, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Dene women and the experience of isolation   /   Morrison, D. [Investigator]   Hay River Women's Centre [Affiliation and Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 8138)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1988.
Investigator's address: c/o Hay River Women's Centre, Box 276, Hay River, NWT X0E 0R0.
ASTIS record 30056.
Languages: English

Objective: To interview Dene women about their educational levels and experiences, marriages, family background, religious training, and participation in traditional roles in order to determine which variables contribute most to feelings of isolation; to use the information collected to develop outlines for future research. Summary: Debra Morrison interviewed Dene women to find out which social factors create a feeling of isolation. She asked questions about their education, marriages, family, religious involvement and work. The information will help her identify future research. (Au)

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Dene Indians; Education; Employment; Mental health and well-being; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Psychology; Religion; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Women

G0812
Fort Simpson, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
The changing participation of Inuit women in non-traditional jobs   /   d'Anglure, B. [Investigator]   Université Laval [Affiliation]   Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 8135)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1988.
Investigator's address: Department of Anthropology, University of Laval, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck (Bur. 2451), Québec, Québec G1K 7P4.
ASTIS record 30053.
Languages: English

Objective: To continue to investigate the individual histories of women that hold non-traditional jobs; to interview elders to document the history of the evolution of the gender system; to determine the influence of Inuit culture, and socio-economic and religious change on the participation of Inuit women in non-traditional jobs. Summary: Dr. d'Anglure, Helene Guay, and Elisabeth Joli have been continuing their work on Inuit women who participate in the wage economy. They interviewed women and elders to find out what sorts of social changes have caused women to be employed in jobs that are considered non-traditional. (Au)

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Acculturation; Culture (Anthropology); Elders; Employment; Gender differences; History; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social change; Social conditions; Women

G0813
Igloolik, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The experience of depression for Chipewyan and white northern women   /   MacLean, L. [Investigator]   University of Saskatchewan [Affiliation]   Northern Scientific Training Program (Canada) [Sponsor]   Douglas-Coldwell Foundation [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 8127)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1988.
Investigator's address: Psychology Department, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0W0.
ASTIS record 30045.
Languages: English

Objective: To record (through interviews) and explore the views and experiences of depression by Chipewyan and white northern women as related from their perspective; to analyze how these experiences may be constructed and viewed differently by women of the two different cultures; and, to analyze similarities and differences in how depression is viewed, between the women and Native and white mental health practitioners. Summary: Lynne MacLean interviewed women and mental health workers about depression and how to overcome it. All interviews were confidential. She wants to know whether the experience and effects of depression are different between Chipewyan and white women. She also asked mental health workers about the sort of difficulties they experience when dealing with depression in native (versus non-native) women. (Au)

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Caucasians; Chipewyan Indians; Hygiene; Mental health and well-being; Mental health services; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Psychology; Research project descriptions; Women

G0812
Fort Smith, N.W.T.; Yellowknife, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
The evolving lifestyles of northern women, the last 100 years   /   Billson, J. [Investigator]   University of Rhode Island [Affiliation]   Canada. Dept. of External Affairs [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 8122)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1988.
Investigator's address: Dept. of Sociology, Rhode Island College, Providence, R.I., U.S.A. 02908. Telephone: 401-456-8026.
ASTIS record 30040.
Languages: English

Objective: To investigate the ways in which the lives and roles of ethnic Canadian women have changed in the last 100 years; and, to obtain information through observation, interviews, and analysis of historical and statistical data. Summary: Dr. Billson interviewed women to find out how their lives and jobs are different from those of women 100 years ago. The information will become one chapter in a book on women and will also be used for part of a course on 'Women in Society' that Dr. Billson teaches at Rhode Island College. (Au)

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Acculturation; Employment; Gender differences; History; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Rhode Island College; Social change; Social conditions; Social surveys; Women

G0813
Pangnirtung, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Northern issues, northern women   /   Crnkovich, M. [Investigator]   Canadian Arctic Resources Committee [Affiliation and Sponsor]   Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 8105)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1988.
Investigator's address: Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, 4th floor, 111 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ont. K1P 5B5. Telephone: 613-236-7379.
ASTIS record 30023.
Languages: English

Objective: To investigate issues affecting women in the North from a woman's perspective; to provide northern women with reference materials for issues affecting them; and, to make those outside the North aware of experiences of northern women. Summary: Mary Crnkovitch's assistant, Angela Bernal, completed the interviews required to produce a book on issues facing northern women. The book will cover topics ranging from giving birth, to women in politics, to special social problems such as family violence. The book is published by the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC) in Ottawa. (Au)

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Government; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Women

G0812, G0813
Cambridge Bay (Settlement), Nunavut; Cape Dorset (Settlement), Nunavut; Gjoa Haven (Settlement), Nunavut; Grise Fiord (Settlement), Nunavut; Hall Beach, Nunavut; Igloolik, Nunavut; Kugaaruk, Nunavut; Pangnirtung, Nunavut; Pond Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut; Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut; Taloyoak, Nunavut; Yellowknife, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Job opportunities and employment histories, Coral Harbour   /   Egan, C. [Investigator]   University of Western Ontario [Affiliation]   Northern Scientific Training Program (Canada) [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 8072)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1988.
Investigator's address: 1834 Attawandaron Road, London, Ont. N6G 3N1. Telephone: 519-471-7659.
ASTIS record 29992.
Languages: English

Objective: To investigate women's contribution to the work force; to determine employment history and patterns in Coral Harbour; to document employment opportunities at present. Summary: Ms. Egan interviewed some residents of Coral Harbour to learn about the history of employment opportunities in that community. She has a special interest in the contribution women make to the work force. (Au)

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Employment; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Coral Harbour (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Dogrib music making   /   Keillor, E. [Investigator]   Carleton University [Affiliation]   Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 7122)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1987.
Investigator's address: Dept. of Music, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont. K1S 5B6.
ASTIS record 21377.
Languages: English

Objective: To obtain recorded examples of traditional genres, as a comparison to those obtained in 1984, and to assess other music heard and used in the Dogrib communities now. To continue the study of songs in stories, dances, gambling songs, and songs of children and women. Itinerary: July - August, 1987, Fort Good Hope, Detah, Lac la Martre, Rae/Edzo, Rae Lakes. (Au)

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Children; Dogrib Indians; Music; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Sound recordings; Women

G0812
Detah, N.W.T.; Edzo, N.W.T.; Fort Good Hope, N.W.T.; Gamètì, N.W.T.; Old Fort Rae, N.W.T.; Wha Ti, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
A family centered maternity care project   /   Paulette, L. [Investigator]   Native Women's Association of the N.W.T. [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 7134)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1987.
Investigator's address: ChildEarth Resources, Box 305, Fort Smith, N.W.T. X0E 0P0.
ASTIS record 21353.
Languages: English

Objective: Phase 1 - to provide to the membership of the Native Women's Association an overview of the current status of maternity care in the N.W.T., including a preliminary needs assessment based on interviews with native women elders and various health care providers. Areas for further research will be identified as well as proposals for subsequent initiatives to promote maternal and infant health and family centered maternity care options. Itinerary: Fort Franklin, Inuvik, Fort Rae, Yellowknife, August 10 - mid-September. (Au)

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Elders; Health care; Native peoples; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Social surveys; Women

G0812
Deline, N.W.T.; Inuvik, N.W.T.; Old Fort Rae, N.W.T.; Yellowknife, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Women in the North Studies Programme   /   Crnkovich, M. [Investigator]   Canadian Arctic Resources Committee [Affiliation and Sponsor]   Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 7104)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1987.
Investigator's address: Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, Room 11, 46 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ont. K1P 5K6.
ASTIS record 21234.
Languages: English

Objective: Compiling reading materials about issues affecting women in the North and about the North, written from a woman's perspective. The reading series is intended to provide women in the North with access to serviceable reference materials, and make those outside the North aware of experiences of northern women. The researcher will be in consultation with northern women who have an interest in this project for their comments and advice prior to going into any communities. Itinerary: Mid-July, Yellowknife. (Au)

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Education; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Women

G0812, G0813
N.W.T.; Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
The Inuit childbirth study   /   O'Neil, J. [Investigator]   University of Manitoba [Affiliation]   National Health Research and Development Program (Canada) [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 7038)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1987.
Investigator's address: Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, 750 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Man.
ASTIS record 20479.
Languages: English

Objective: To carry out a study to evaluate the impact of obstetric evacuation policy on Inuit women and their families in the Keewatin. Itinerary: All Keewatin region. (Au)

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Inuit; Mental health and well-being; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Women

G0813
Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Inuit women and their development   /   Guay, H. [Investigator]   Université Laval. Dép. d'anthropologie [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 7048)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1987.
Investigator's address: 12 rue Masse, Lauzon, Levis G6V 1V5.
ASTIS record 20472.
Languages: English

Objective: To study the situation of women, both at the family level and at the community level, engaged in the labour force. To trace the life story of individual women from social gender identification to childhood, to marriage and to job experiences. Itinerary: Igloolik, January - February 1987. (Au)

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Employment; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Psychology; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Igloolik, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
Northern infant nutrition study   /   Godel, J. [Investigator]   Charles Camsell Hospital [Affiliation]   National Health & Welfare Developmental Plan (Canada) [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 7011)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1987.
Investigator's address: Dept. of Pediatrics, Charles Camsell Hospital, 12815-125 Ave., Edmonton, Alta. T5M 3A4.
ASTIS record 20209.
Languages: English

Objective: To carry out research in the Inuvik area on northern infant nutrition. To study the vitamin, mineral and nutritional status of women during pregnancy and breast-feeding, to relate these findings to both the vitamin status of their infants at birth and to the immunologic and clinical status of the infants at six weeks of age. Itinerary: Inuvik area. (Au)

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Children; Food; Health; Infant nutrition; Native peoples; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Vitamins; Women

G0812
Inuvik region, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
Women in politics and leadership roles in the N.W.T.   /   Roadhouse Bresnahan, B. [Investigator]   Stewart, S. [Investigator]   Carleton University [Affiliation]   Northern Scientific Training Program (Canada) [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 7009)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1987.
Investigator's address: P.O. Box 1089, Richmond, Ont. K0A 2Z0.
ASTIS record 20207.
Languages: English

Objective: To interview women regarding their experiences and perceptions of the participation of women in the political process and leadership roles in the Northwest Territories, with the hope of discovering why so many women become politically active in the north. Itinerary: Iqaluit, Yellowknife, Inuvik, February 1987. (Au)

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Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Political action; Research project descriptions; Women

G0812, G0813
Inuvik, N.W.T.; Iqaluit, Nunavut; Yellowknife, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
[Status of Dene women and their work (Post WWII to the present)]   /   Lange, L. [Investigator]   Boreal Institute for Northern Studies [Affiliation]   Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 6112)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1986.
Investigator's address: Boreal Institute for Northern Studies, CW 401 Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. T6G 2E9.
ASTIS record 19972.
Languages: English

Objective: To conduct field research for the continued research project entitled "The Impact of Government of Canada Administration and Social Programs, and of Economic Development, North of the 60th Parallel, on the Status of Dene Women and their Work (Post WW II to the Present)." Itinerary: Fort Franklin. (Au)

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Dene Indians; Economic conditions; Economic development; Employment; History; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Social work; Women

G0812
Deline, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
[Impact of obstetrical evacuation on Inuit women and their families in the Keewatin]   /   O'Neil, J.D. [Investigator]   University of Manitoba [Affiliation]   National Health Research and Development Program (Canada) [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 6005)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1986.
Investigator's address: National Health Research Scholar, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine, 61 Emily St., Winnipeg, Canada R3E 1Y9.
ASTIS record 19234.
Languages: English

Objective: To carry out a study to evaluate the impact of obstetrical evacuation on Inuit women and their families in the Keewatin. Itinerary: Rankin Inlet. (Au)

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Health care; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Rankin Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
[Impact of obstetrical evacuation on Inuit women and their families]   /   O'Neil, J.D. [Investigator]   University of Manitoba [Affiliation]   National Health Research and Development Program (Canada) [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 5148)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1985.
Investigator's address: National Health Research Scholar, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine, 61 Emily St., Winnipeg, Canada R3E 1Y9.
ASTIS record 19381.
Languages: English

Objective: To carry out a study to evaluate the impact of obstetrical evacuation on Inuit women and their families in the Keewatin. Itinerary: Rankin Inlet. (Au)

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Health; Inuit; Mental health and well-being; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Obstetrics; Research project descriptions; Women

G0813
Nunavut; Rankin Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
[Changing socio-economic role of arts and crafts production and sale by Inuit women]   /   Youngs, C. [Investigator]   McGill University [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 5095)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1985.
Investigator's address: Department of Geography, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6.
ASTIS record 19215.
Languages: English

Objective: To conduct interviews to examine the changing socio-economic role of arts and crafts production and sale by Inuit women in response to the growing interest and market in relation to the resolution from the Inuit Women's Association (IWA). Itinerary: Igloolik, June 1985. (Au)

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Art; Economic conditions; Handicrafts; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Women

G0813
Igloolik, Nunavut


RESEARCH PROJECT
[Status of Dene women and their work, upper Mackenzie Valley region]   /   Lange, L. [Investigator]   Boreal Institute for Northern Studies [Affiliation]   Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 5082)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1985.
Investigator's address: Boreal Institute for Northern Studies, CW 401 Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. T6G 2E9.
ASTIS record 19208.
Languages: English

Objective: To interview Dene women of the upper Mackenzie Valley for research project entitled "The Impact of Government of Canada Administration and Social Programs, and of Economic Development, North of the 60th Parallel, on the status of Dene women and their work (Post WW II to the present)." Itinerary: Upper Mackenzie Valley region. (Au)

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Dene Indians; Economic conditions; Economic development; Employment; History; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Social conditions; Social work; Women

G0812
Mackenzie River region, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
[Follow-up study of the Norman Wells Oilfield Expansion and Pipeline Project in relation to actual employment goals and related employment of native women]   /   Lange, L. [Investigator]   Boreal Institute for Northern Studies [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 5075)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1985.
Investigator's address: Boreal Institute for Northern Studies, CW 401 Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. T6G 2E9.
ASTIS record 19201.
Languages: English

Objective: To carry out a follow-up study of the Norman Wells Oilfield Expansion and Pipeline Project in relation to actual employment goals and related employment of native women. Itinerary: Norman Wells, Fort Norman, Fort Franklin, Wrigley, Fort Simpson. (Au)

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Employees; Employment; Native peoples; Norman Wells Oilfield Expansion and Pipeline Project; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Petroleum pipelines; Research project descriptions; Women

G0812
Deline, N.W.T.; Fort Simpson, N.W.T.; Norman Wells, N.W.T.; Tulita, N.W.T.; Wrigley, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
[Northern Infant Nutritional Study]   /   Godel, J.C. [Investigator]   Charles Camsell Hospital [Affiliation]   Canada. Health and Welfare Canada [Sponsor]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 5028)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1985.
Investigator's address: Charles Camsell General Hospital, 12815-115 Ave., Edmonton, Alta. T5M 3A4.
ASTIS record 19130.
Languages: English

To do a Northern Infant Nutritional Study by looking into the vitamin, mineral, and nutritional status of northern women during pregnancy and during breast feeding and to relate these findings to the vitamin status of their infants at birth and during the first six weeks of life; also to give vitamin supplements to the infants in a controlled manner to re-evaluate their vitamin status at six weeks. Itinerary: Inuvik, Tuktoyaktuk, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Fort Good Hope, Arctic Red River, Norman Wells, Fort Norman and Fort Franklin. (Infants delivered at Inuvik General Hospital). (Au)

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Food; Health; Infant nutrition; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Women

G0812
Aklavik, N.W.T.; Deline, N.W.T.; Fort Good Hope, N.W.T.; Fort McPherson, N.W.T.; Inuvik, N.W.T.; Norman Wells, N.W.T.; Paulatuk, N.W.T.; Sachs Harbour (Settlement), N.W.T.; Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.


RESEARCH PROJECT
[Employment experiences and perceived relationship and accessibility to the Canadian state and economic development programs of Inuit women in Yellowknife and Igloolik]   /   Orzechowska, M. [Investigator]   McGill University [Affiliation]
(Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence, no. 5046)
This research project description is based on information collected by the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories under the N.W.T. Scientists Act.
Year: 1985.
Investigator's address: 5157 Verdun Ave., Verdun, P. Quebec H4G 1N7.
ASTIS record 19123.
Languages: English

Objective: To take the information gathered from extensive conversations with a few key Inuit women and design a means of mapping it in order to illustrate in spatial terms their employment experiences and perceived relationship and accessibility to the Canadian state and economic development programs. Intinerary: Yellowknife, Igloolik. (Au)

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Economic conditions; Economic development; Employment; Inuit; Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licences; Research project descriptions; Women

G0812, G0813
Igloolik, Nunavut; Yellowknife, N.W.T.


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