Projects Database

Our research agenda in the Tłįchǫ region has historically been broad in scope covering a variety of research interests covering the environment, health and wellness, and Tłįchǫ 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 Tłįchǫ Government.

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

Current Projects:

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

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

The doctoral thesis was a social phenomenological inquiry that explored lived experiences of 11 Tłįchǫ high school graduates from the Indigenous community of Behchokö, Northwest Territories. A...

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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. It is a multi-year traditional knowledge monitoring program for the...

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Tłı̨chǫ Diabetes Research Project:

Category: Graduate Students
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: 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
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 Tłıchǫ 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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Traditional Knowledge Study for the Diavik Soil and Lichen Sampling Study

Category: Traditional Knowledge
Release Year: 2018
End Year: 2018

This project was a collaboration between Diavik Diamond Mines and Dedats’eetsaa to document and apply traditional knowledge in Diavik’s Soil and Sampling Program. The program examined if dust from...

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