Past projects

At Ittaq we lead a range of community-based projects and collaborate with a wide range of visiting researchers.

We also work closely with Ilisaqsivik Society to support many educational, cultural, language, land-based, and wellness projects and programs. Visit www.ilisaqsivik.ca to learn more about those activities.

Timeframe:
2014-2015
Project leads:
Susane Havelka – McGill University

To date, scholarly research on this cultural landscape has been limited, and presents, in aggregate, a misleading portrayal of Inuit built ephemeral and mobile architecture.

Timeframe:
2013-2015
Project leads:
Magalie Quintal-Marineau – McGill University

For decades, the lives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women have been surrounded with silence. While northern research is rapidly expanding at the turn of this century, very little attention is been paid to northern women’s roles.

Timeframe:
2009-2011
Project leads:
John Kearns, Maureen Reed – University Saskatchewan

The purpose of this research project was to trace the history of the Igalirtuuq Conservation Initiative with particular emphasis on the biosphere reserve component. Interviews were conducted with representatives of different organizations at the local, regional, and national levels.

Timeframe:
2009-2012
Project leads:
Stephen Sheppard – University of British Columbia

This project, headed by the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) at UBC, ran from 2009 to 2012. The purpose of the project was to implement and test the effectiveness of a visioning approach to climate change decision-making in the Arctic.  Similar processes have proven effective

Timeframe:
2006-2010
Project leads:
Shari Gearheard, - Ittaq, and Claudio Aporta – Carleton University

In Inuktitut, igliniit refers to trails routinely travelled. Countless trails are known and used by Inuit and these trails join to create a vast network across the Canadian North and the Arctic.

Timeframe:
2008-2012
Project leads:
Martha Dowsley – Lakehead University

The objective of the project was to investigate women’s activities related to harvesting and processing country foods and materials.

Timeframe:
2006-2013
Project leads:
Shari Gearheard – Ittaq and University of Colorado and Lene Kielsen Holm – Inuit Circumpolar Council Greenland

The Siku-Inuit-Hila (Sea ice, People, Weather) Project brought together Elders and hunters from Barrow (Alaska), Clyde River (Nunavut) and Qaanaaq (Greenland) with visiting scientists to study sea ice collectively as a research team.