Our Publications

The Tłı̨chǫ Research & Training Institute of the  Department of Culture and Lands Protection of the Tłı̨chǫ Government is pleased to announce our publishing program. Tłı̨chǫ Traditional Knowledge Reports will be printed in limited quantities and distributed to offices and schools within our region, as well as to interested organizations. These publications will also be made available on-line and will be downloadable  at this site.

This Reports series is an important initiative of the Tłı̨chǫ Research & Training Institute to bring together and make easily accessible valuable studies based on Tłı̨chǫ traditional knowledge, and land use.

 

 

Current Publications and Reprints

The Trees All Changed to Wood: Remembering Rayrock Uranium Mine

Release date: December, 2015
Publication type: Tłı̨chǫ Traditional Knowledge Reports: Series 2
The overall objective of the Rayrock project is to show that people who actively harvest renewable resources in an area are the best people to monitor changes to the environment in that area. They know the land and its interrelated parts. They understand the behaviour  and physical makeup of the wildlife that inhabit the area. Report prepared by Dogrib Renewable Resources Committee, Dogrib Treaty 11 Council for the Arctic Environmental Strategy, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

March 1997

Research team: Allice Legat, Principle Investigator Joan Ryan, Assistant Analyst Sally Ann Zoe, Researcher Marie Adele Rabesca, Researcher Madeleine Chocolate, Translator December 2015: re‐published by Tłı̨chǫ Knowledge Research and Monitoring Program, with spelling updates for Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib) terms

ISBN: 978‐1‐896790‐52‐7

Ekwò zò gha dzô nats’êdè - “We Live Here For Caribou”

Release date: February, 2016
Publication type: Tłı̨chǫ Traditional Knowledge Reports: Series 2

Cumulative Impacts Study on the Bathurst Caribou

This study is based on the traditional knowledge (TK) of the people in Wekweètì, Northwest Territories. It investigates the connection between Tłı̨chǫ and the Bathurst caribou from three perspectives: 1) the importance of caribou in the hunting economy, and thus as a foundation for maintaining the Tłıc̨hǫ culture, language and way of life; 2) cumulative impacts on the herd and 3) the connection between ecosystem and culture, and the co-dependent erosion of biological and cultural diversity. Lastly, the report outlines several steps to resolve these issues.

The study was based on the traditional knowledge of the following Tłı̨chǫ elders and harvesters: Jimmy Kodzin Noella Kodzin Bobby Pea Joseph Dryneck William Quitte Virginia Lamouelle Bruce Football Roy Judas Johnny Smallgeese Joseph Judas Cathy Dryneck Johnny Boline Julia Bolin Mary Adele Football Robert Mackenzie Philip Dryneck

Researchers: Georgina Chocolate and Rita Wetrade

GIS Technician: Michael Birlea

Principal Investigator and Author: Petter Jacobsen

ISBN Number: 978-1-896790-53-4

Habitat of Dogrib Traditional Territory: Place Names as Indicators of Biogeographical Knowledge

Release date: January, 2015
Publication type: Tłı̨chǫ Traditional Knowledge Reports: Series 2

The West Kitikmeot Slave Study Society was set up in 1995 to collect environmental and socioeconomic information from the perspective of both science and Aboriginal traditional knowledge. The overall purpose was to gather information to better inform planning decisions and to contribute baseline data to assess and mitigate cumulative effects of development.

Submitted by Whàehdǫǫ̀ Nàowo Kǫ̀ Dogrib Treaty 11 Council

To the West Kitikmeot Slave Study Society - March 2001

Report authors:

Allice Legat, Principle Investigator and Research Director Georgina Chocolate, Community Researcher Madelaine Chocolate, Language Specialist Sally Anne Zoe, GIS Administrator

October 2014: re-published by the Tłı̨chǫ Research and Training

Institute, with spelling updates for Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib) terms.

ISBN: 1-896790-50-3

Caribou Migration and the State of their Habitat: Tłı̨chǫ Knowledge and Perspectives on ɂekwǫ̀ (Barrenland Caribou)

Release date: January, 2015
Publication type: Tłı̨chǫ Traditional Knowledge Reports: Series 2

The decision to conduct this research came from the elders and the leadership through the Dogrib Renewable Resources Committee. They wanted to ensure that Tłı̨chǫ knowledge of ɂekwǫ̀ and their habitat was documented; to provide baseline information, to contribute to monitoring and management initiatives related to caribou and their habitat. 

By Whàehdǫǫ̀ Nowo Kǫ̀, Dogrib Treaty 11 Council

Submitted to the West Kitikmeot Slave Study Society, March 2001

Authors:

Allice Legat, Principal Investigator and Research Director Georgina Chocolate, Caribou Researcher Bobby Gon, Caribou Researcher Sally Anne Zoe, GIS Administrator Madelaine Chocolate, Language Coordinator

October 2014: re-published by the Tłı̨chǫ Research and Training

Institute, with spelling updates for Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib) terms.

ISBN: 978-1-896790-51-0

Traditional Dene Justice

Release date: June, 2016
Publication type: Under Development

ISBN:  978-1-896790-43-5 pp.254 
Research Team (2001): Mary Adele Rabesca, Diane Romie, Lawrence Nitsiza, Aggie Brockman, Principal Investigator: Joan Ryan

Traditional Dene Medicine

Release date: June, 2016
Publication type: Under Development

ISBN: 978-1-896790-44-2 pp.374
Research Team (2001): Mary Adele Rabesca, Diane Romie, Martha Johnson, Principal Investigator:  Joan Ryan

The AHTF Reports: Viewing Government Programs through a Tłı̨chǫ Cultural Framework

Release date: June, 2016
Publication type: Tłı̨chǫ Traditional Knowledge Reports: Series 1

ISBN 978-1-896790-45-9  pp.71
Research Team: Mike Bell, Jim Martin, Nora Wedzin

In Tłı̨chǫ Unity: A Timeline of the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement and the Birth of the Tłı̨chǫ Government

Release date: February, 2015
Publication type: Under Development

ISBN: 978-1-896790-46-6 
Bilingual Tłı̨chǫ & English/ available June, 2015.

Whanik’wo: The Woman Who Came Back

Release date: January, 2015
Publication type: Tłı̨chǫ Traditional Knowledge Reports: Series 1

Whanik’wo: The Woman Who Came Back an animated traditional story about 1st contact between Tłįchǫ & Kwet’ı̨ı̨ 
ISBN:978-1-896790-48-0
Bilingual Tłįchǫ and English/ DVD available now.

Tłı̨chǫ Use and Knowledge of Ɂewaànıt’ııtì (Courageous Lake)

Release date: December, 2014
Publication type: Tłı̨chǫ Traditional Knowledge Reports: Series 1
This report describes the Tłı̨chǫ Traditional Knowledge (TK) study of the area encompassing Seabridge Gold Inc's (Seabridge) exploration project at Ɂewaànıt’ııtì (Courageous Lake). The purpose of the TK research is to document Tłı̨chǫ use and knowledge of the Ɂewaànıt’ııtì area. The Tłı̨chǫ Government used this report in the environmental assessment process for the Seabridge Project at Ɂewaànıt’ııtì. The report is based on TK
research undertaken with Tłı̨chǫ Elders from May to December 2012.   This report is based on the Traditional Knowledge of the following Tłı̨chǫ Elders: Mogoɂa (Margareth) Tsatchia Yabe (Elisabeth) Michel Rosanna (Rosanne) Mantla Booliwi (Robert) Mackenzie Dzibia (Pierre) Tlokka Ari (Harry) Apples Goligoɂa (Joseph) Judas T`sakwà (Jimmy) Kodzin Whilii (Phillip) Dryneck

Researchers: Rita Wetrade and Noella Kodzin
Principal Investigator: Petter Jacobsen

ISBN: 978-1-896790-40-4   

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