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Community-based knowledge capture: Tsay Keh Dene develop an online archival system
Derek Ingram (author)Alyce Johnson (Thesis advisor)Tina Fraser (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Arts (MA)
First Nations Studies
Number of pages in document: 70
Indigenous peoples have differing perceptions of what constitutes data, including how to collect, preserve, and interpret information. A data management system has the potential to embrace community knowledge, which will have long-term benefits for the preservation of a culture. Designing a database platform for an Indigenous community requires researchers to be cognizant of the history and current position of distinct Aboriginal Nations. The focus of this Master's research project is the methodology and process of data capture to build a data management system sensitive to the needs of the Tsay Keh Dene in northern British Columbia. This qualitative research project examined how the Tsay Keh Dene perceive their cultural, historic, environmental and geographic landscapes. It describes methods to determine how the database interface should function and develop with Tsay Keh participation. With this data management system, the Tsay Keh have an efficient and powerful tool specifically created to their needs. --Leaf ii.
Tsay Keh Dene Band -- Ethnic identity.Online databases -- Cross-cultural studies.Information storage and retrieval systems -- Cross-cultural studies.