s3.9.3: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?
Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s3.9.5: Has the applicant consulted with the Nunavut Research Institute about research topics that would benefit or interest local residents?
ii. If no, explain why.
We are building relations directly with the community. We have had brief discussions with the head of the HTO Phillip Manik, who showed interest in the project in February. We have already presented some of our research in the school in 2016 and 2018, and they also showed interest in getting involved. We plan to use an early trip in May to foster further interest and to start a dialogue on the preoccupations of the local residents, some of whom told us they saw evidence of permafrost degradation and of hydrological changes in the area. Regular contact with the community will occur during the field season.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
i. Describe the services retained and the people to be employed.
Debbie Iqaluk will be employed as a guide to the area. We are currently pursuing options to hire local help from the Resolute Bay community.
Communication on Scientific Research:
s3.2.8: The applicant will, at minimum, translate a summary of its work into Inuktitut and communicate with communities using language that is clear and non-technical. The results of all scientific re