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Research Projects

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Makkovik Plant Book

Researcher: Erica Oberndorfer & Carol Gear

This project will work with the community of Makkovik, and then others in Nunatsiavut, to collect local knowledge into a book about plant use by Labrador Inuit. The book will be fully bilingual in Inuktikut and English, and will pay close attention to Inuit storytelling. The book will be a resource for Labrador Inuktitut learning and will help pass traditional knowledge between the generations.

The Makkovik plant book is being developed by community-based researchers and knowledge-bearers in collaboration with Dr. Erica Oberndorfer, the 2016-17 Post-doctoral Fellow at the Labrador Institute. This research project began because it was initially identified as being an important need by the community of Makkovik.