Social Science2018-09-19T14:00:40+00:00

SOCIAL SCIENCE

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

  • 907.443.4273
  • 907.443.4458
  • socsci@kawerak.org

Social Science

Kawerak’s Social Science Program collaborates with tribes and communities in the Bering Strait region to conduct research on topics such as traditional knowledge of subsistence resources, subsistence practices, environmental change, and human-environment and human-animal relationships. We also conduct policy and resource management analyses, provide recommendations and comments to agencies and other bodies, and create educational and other products for various audiences.

Our work is based on direct tribal and community participation in research beginning with the development of project ideas, to the conduct of projects, through analysis and data sharing. The Social Science Program uses anthropological methods for data documentation such as conducting interviews, focus groups and workshops, participant observation, archival research, and visual (e.g. photography) and spatial (e.g. mapping) documentation of information. We utilize various data analysis methods, including tribal and community participation in data analysis and data review, and the use of qualitative data analysis software.

In addition to our collaborations with tribes and communities, we also work with other non-profit organizations, independent and university-based researchers, and State and Federal agencies on research, analysis, and community outreach activities.

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Social Science

Kawerak’s Social Science Program collaborates with tribes and communities in the Bering Strait region to conduct research on topics such as traditional knowledge of subsistence resources, subsistence practices, environmental change, and human-environment and human-animal relationships. We also conduct policy and resource management analyses, provide recommendations and comments to agencies and other bodies, and create educational and other products for various audiences.

Our work is based on direct tribal and community participation in research beginning with the development of project ideas, to the conduct of projects, through analysis and data sharing. The Social Science Program uses anthropological methods for data documentation such as conducting interviews, focus groups and workshops, participant observation, archival research, and visual (e.g. photography) and spatial (e.g. mapping) documentation of information. We utilize various data analysis methods, including tribal and community participation in data analysis and data review, and the use of qualitative data analysis software.

In addition to our collaborations with tribes and communities, we also work with other non-profit organizations, independent and university-based researchers, and State and Federal agencies on research, analysis, and community outreach activities.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

  • 907.443.4273
  • 907.443.4458
  • socsci@kawerak.org