The Naonaiyaotit Traditional Knowledge Project

Report
THE NAONAIYAOTIT
TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
PROJECT (NTKP)
An Evolving Traditional
Knowledge Database via
Dynamic Partnerships with
Industry
Presented to the 2012 Nunavut Mining Symposium
NTKP
• GIS Regional database of knowledge
of Kitikmeot Inuit
• Slave Geological Province
• Land and Environment planning tool
• Inuit designed, conducted & implemented
Study Area
Study Area
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Heritage, Culture & Land Use
Habitat (Cliffs, Eskers, Wetlands)
Water Quality (Important lakes and rivers)
Fish
Seals & Marine Mammals
Birds
Hares, Ground Squirrels & Small Mammals
Grizzly Bears
Moose
Caribou
Muskox
Red & Arctic Foxes
Wolves
Wolverine
Authors
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Heritage, Culture & Land Use
Habitat (Cliffs, Eskers, Wetlands)
Water Quality (Important lakes and rivers)
Fish
Seals & Marine Mammals
Birds
Hares, Ground Squirrels & Small Mammals
Grizzly Bears
Moose
Caribou
Muskox
Red & Arctic Foxes
Wolves
Wolverine
Walking in the Path of the Caribou
Knowledge of the Copper Inuit
Placenames Atlas
Naonaiyaotit Traditional Knowledge
Project
Vivian Banci, Chris C. Hanks and Rosemary M. Spicker, Editors
Gerry Atatahak, Data Collection Coordinator and Translator
Kitikmeot Inuit Association
Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk, Nunavut
Present & Future for NTKP
• Integrating other Traditional
Knowledge into the NTKP
– Tuktu Nogait Project
– Inuit Land Use and Occupancy
Project
• Partnerships for Development
Review and Monitoring
• Publication of the NTKP for the
Inuit and Public use
Tuktu Nogait Project (TNP)
• Integrated into NTKP 2011
Industry Partnerships
•TK Integration into EIS
–Hope Bay Project
–Back River Project
–Others: TBA
•Publication of the NTKP
–Ekati Diamond Mine
Summary
• The NTKP is the major source of Inuit Traditional
Knowledge in the Slave Geological Province.
• The NTKP provides baseline data that augments
science, and in some cases, is the only information
available.
• Partnerships with industry and government will add
value to resource development and to promoting Inuit
culture.
• KIA will continue building the NTKP, focused on the
entire Kitikmeot Region.
Koanakohi

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