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.
NRI is aware of our project and they have suggested that we reach out to the Hunters and Trappers Organization of Arctic Bay for the community consultation portion, along with the possibility of the hiring of guides for assistance in the field by way of wildlife monitoring and guiding, to which we already have.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
ii. If no, explain why it is not possible.
Following this year's data retrieval work, NRC will work with local communities to identify suitable technical expertise locally to perform the season extraction and transfer of data. While we cannot commit to hiring this year, the ongoing nature of the research may permit such work in the future.
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