Yukon North Slope Research Guide
As a result of both the Inuvialuit Final Agreement and the increasing responsibilities devolved to territorial governments, more permits, licences, and review processes are required for conducting research on the Yukon North Slope. Expectations of both researchers and communities regarding the conduct of research have also changed over the years. Inuvialuit are increasingly involved in setting research priorities and guiding research activities. As a result, we created the Yukon North Slope Research Guide.
This Guide is a resource document for both researchers and communities. It attempts to clarify expectations and develop common understandings that will help communities and researchers work together. It also provides information and references related to conducting research on the Yukon North Slope and adjacent areas, including the Gwich’in Settlement Area of the Northwest Territories.
The Guide covers:
- How to involve communities in research and monitoring;
- How to consult with communities;
- How to access traditional and local knowledge for research and monitoring;
- How to communicate information to communities;
- How to conduct research in an ethical way;
- Where to find funding;
- What support services are available for research; and
- What permits, licences, and review processes apply.