Aurora Research Institute: South Slave Summer Recap – Nov 2022

The Aurora College Research Institute has released their ‘Research in the South Slave Summer Recap‘ for 2022. Aurora Research Institute (ARI)’s mandate is to improve the quality of life for NWT residents by applying scientific, technological and indigenous knowledge to solve northern problems and advance social and economic goals.

Some key points in this article include the Dark Sky Festival, NWT Herbaria Digitization, Open House regarding Bison Health in WBNP, Indigenous knowledge of berries, microplastics in the Mackenzie basin, and many more.

In a community profile for the Fort Smith Métis Council, Field Worker Jon McDonald talks about his hard work building connections with government agencies and researchers who are working within Métis territory.

We are becoming partners in research projects, rather than just boat drivers.” – Jon McDonald, speaking to the evolving relationship between those who hold traditional knowledge and those that practice western science.

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