Projects Database

Our research agenda in the Tłı̨chǫ region has historically been broad in scope covering a variety of research interests covering the environment, health and wellness, and Tłı̨chǫ language, culture and way of life.  The number of projects we are able to support is steadily increasing as we build the capacity to move beyond only being able to support the research interests of other organizations and individuals, to identifying, planning and implementing the research that is of most value to people in our communities and to the Tłı̨chǫ Government.

The following descriptions are intended as a compendium of current and past research projects over the past few years undertaken by the Tłı̨chǫ Research & Training Institute and its partners, the Tłı̨chǫ Government, and its predecessor, the Dogrib Treaty 11 Council (1992-2005), and the Tłı̨chǫ Community Services Agency and its predecessors, the Dogrib Community Services Agency (1997-2005)  and the Dogrib Divisional Board of Education (1989-1997):

Current Projects:

Kwetı̨ı̨ɂaà (Rayrock) Activities 2017-2018

Category: Environmental Monitoring, Traditional Knowledge, Health and Wellness
Release Year: 2017
End Year: 2018

Kwetı̨ı̨ɂaà, also known as Rayrock, is a former uranium mine built in the 1950s approximately 145 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife. It has been a site of monitoring and remediation activities...

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Situated Social Identities: The Storied Experiences of Tłı̨chǫ High School Graduates

Category: Graduate Students, Health and Wellness, Language and Culture
Release Year: 2011

The doctoral thesis was a social phenomenological inquiry that explored lived experiences of 11 Tłı̨chǫ high school graduates from the Indigenous community of Behchokǫ̀​​​​​​​, Northwest...

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Boots on the Ground

Category: Environmental Monitoring, Traditional Knowledge, Health and Wellness, Language and Culture
Release Year: 2018

Boots on the Ground is a caribou monitoring program based on the traditional knowledge of the Indigenous elders and harvesters. Faced with challenges from the decline of the Bathurst caribou herd...

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Tłı̨chǫ Diabetes Research Project:

Category: Graduate Students, Health and Wellness
Release Year: 2014

This graduate student research project created an evidence-based plan for a comprehensive diabetes program tailored to meet the needs of each Tłı̨chǫ community as well as a foundation of knowledge...

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Whose North? The Intersection of Sovereignty between Indigenous Nations and the State

Category: Governance, Graduate Students
Release Year: 2014

This research focuses on studying the intersection between the sovereignty of Aboriginal Nations and Canada. It builds upon an MA thesis in Indigenous Governance “The Tłı̨chǫ Agreement and Small...

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Tłı̨chǫ Use and Knowledge of ɂewaànıt’ııtı̀

Category: Environmental Monitoring, Traditional Knowledge
Release Year: 2012

This report describes the Tłı̨chǫ Traditional Knowledge (TK) study of the area encompassing Seabridge Gold Inc’s exploration project at ɂewaànıt’ııtı̀ (Courageous Lake). The purpose of the TK...

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Įłàà Katì Traditional Knowledge Festival and TEDx conference in Yellowknife September 19-2

Category: Traditional Knowledge
Release Year: 2014

On September 19 to October 2, 2014, the Tłı̨chǫ Government, in partnership with the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre and the Canadian Polar Commission hosted a multi-event symposium to...

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Hozi Deè: By Canoe from Gamètì to Gots'ǫkàtı̀, and back.

Category: Traditional Knowledge, Health and Wellness, Language and Culture
Release Year: 2014

The Tłı̨chǫ have always travelled long ways to maintain their traditional way of life and their network of trails cover their entire traditional land use area. From August 22nd to September 9th...

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