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?
i. Describe the results of your consultation.
I consulted with the Nunavut Research Institute about the cultural significance of the site; the danger of losing it to erosion; the community consultation process and possible funding sources.
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.
I am working with youth researchers from the lkaarvik: Barriers to Bridges program. The program empowers northern youth to be a bridge between research and their communities, and to identify and act on local research priorities. Ikaarvik youth researchers co-facilitated the community consultations in Pond Inlet with me in April 2019 to ensure the community was informed and understood the nature and purpose of the research and its relevance to the community. Translators interpreted my presentations to the community. I will be hiring students from the Environmental Technology program at Nunavut Arctic College as field assistants and students from Nunavut Sivuniksavut College students in Ottawa as research assistants to identify and catalog the artifacts recovered. I will also be hiring a polar bear monitor for the field.
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