Aurora College and the Hotıì ts’eeda research support group claim they received US $ 62,500 in federal funding to start a journal on “The Work of Indigenous Scholars and the Science of the North.”
According to a press release published on Tuesday, the online journal, which the groups have not yet named, will be openly accessible and reviewed by a mostly Nordic editorial team.
The journal presents research that “has an impact on and is relevant to the peoples of the Northwest Territories,” the press release said.
Although the journal will not be the first to focus on research in the north, Hotıì ts’eeda chairman John B. Zoe said that the emphasis on traditional knowledge alongside Western approaches would make it “different from any stand-alone academic Magazine ever before ”.
Yukon University currently operates The Northern Review, also peer-reviewed and openly accessible, which has a mandate to “publish research, commentaries, and book reviews examining human experiences in the north.”
As Aurora College works to emulate Yukon University by transforming it into a polytechnic university, President Andy Bevan said that the magazine “will be an important pillar of our mission, the leadership in providing relevant and meaningful education To demonstrate research based on strong links with the north country, tradition, community and people. “
The money for the project comes from the Federal Research Agency Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Dr. Pertice Moffitt, research fellow at the Aurora Research Institute, will lead the project, which is also supported by the Dechinta Center for Research and Learning.
No date has been given for the first publication of journal articles.