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Sivunivut Community Based Climate Change Research
Posted 12 April 2010, 10:25 am NDT
Sivunivut Inuit Community Corporation Inc. is pleased to announce that its application to the Climate Change and Health Adaptation in Northern First Nations and Inuit Communities Program of Health Canada has been approved. Our proposal, Traditional Knowledge: A Blueprint for Change, a partnership between Sivunivut Corporation and the Labrador Institute has been approved in the amount of $118,070.00.

This proposal has been developed as a one-year project with the flexibility for a second year of study, dependent on the research findings and subject to funding. It will include significant local Inuit youth training with respect to the collection and documentation of traditional knowledge (TK). The Labrador Institute of Memorial University will help provide training to our community members on methods for collecting and analyzing traditional knowledge, including the use of GIS, video, audio, and interviewing techniques.

Once training is complete, residents of North West River (NWR) will collect traditional knowledge on the location, importance and threats to fresh water, sea ice, sensitive habitats and species. Our study area is centered on NWR and will focus on current and historic Inuit land and resource use of the region. Once these locations are specified, data will be entered and a map of these sensitive/hazardous areas will be developed for public viewing and use. The traditional knowledge gathered on these areas will be documented and kept as a record for future use.

It is anticipated this project will begin in late summer/early fall 2010.

Here is the proposal for viewing : Traditional Knowledge - A Blueprint For Change
 
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