Canadian Climate Change Impacts on Arctic Tundra Ecosystems - Métis Traditional Knowledge Study

Sites in the North Slave region, which have been identified by our members as being of particular importance to address the effects of climate change, will be visited by the North Slave Métis Alliance (NSMA) staff Biologist, the NSMA staff Anthropologist and selected elders and youth. Sites will be set up as permanent sample plots and visited twice a year, and in consecutive years, to capture peak vegetative growth and peak berry production. On the first day we will conduct scientific vegetation surveys, berry surveys and soil transects. We will take a walking tour of the site and familiarize ourselves with the area. The staff Biologist will collect scientific data as per CiCAT protocols and the elders will be able to observe and participate, providing their comments on the methodology. During this time any incidental traditional knowledge will be recorded. The second day will include an informal discussion on the previous days activities, possibly conducting more experimentation as decided by the group, and collection of any further traditional knowledge of the area. Soil, vegetation and insect samples will be collected and delivered to research partners. Traditional knowledge will be recorded in a GIS system, as well as text, photo and video.

Metadata Access
Creator Sheryl Grieve; Brittany Schuwera; Claudia Haas; Danielle De Fields; Shannon Hayden
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2013
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact lands(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-118.500W, 62.500S, -112.500E, 66.500N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2007-04-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2011-03-31T00:00:00Z