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 have contacted the wildlife branch of the department of Environment, Government of Nunavut, because our project deals with wildlife. We have also been in touch with the Mittimatalik HTO by phone, e-mail and in person (we met them in Pond Inlet on 11 February 2019 in Pond Inlet to present and discuss the project).
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.
This project was initiated at the request of the community and is conducted in partnership with the Mittimatalik Hunter and Trapper Organization. They will provide us with a few goose and murre eggs and goose carcasses that they normally collect during their traditional hunting activities. They will give these samples to us when they return to Pond Inlet and we will bring them south to analyse contaminants.
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