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Outcome 16 – Update – In full swing!

Mar 24

UPDATE  |  Fall 2020

We will undertake culturally appropriate research that enhances mino-bimaadiziwin and wellness among Indigenous peoples and other northern populations.

Sponsor: Vice-President, Research

Lead: Maamwizing Research Institute / TBD

As a core area of research for a number of faculty members, work toward Outcome 16 is closely linked to the work of Outcomes 1, 14 and 21.

Key Highlights

Researchers with the Maamwizing Research Institute continue to secure research funding and lead projects, including:

    • Tabik-gizis Kinamegewin (Moon Teachings), with funding from Canadian Heritage
    • Funded projects from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    • Stigmatized identity: giving voice to easterly Canadian Métis
    • Indigenous Research Sovereignty and Governance: Anishinaabek Perspectives on Intellectual Property Rights and Responsibilities
    • The Children’s Art Project Oshkimadizijikinewin: youth voices on reconciliation
    • Tracing the relationship between colonial land appropriation and contemporary urbanization in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and Paddle Prairie
  • Funding from Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research in order to create a centre in Ontario focused on capacity-building, research and knowledge translation grounded in community.
  • A Community-based Approach to Supporting Older Indigenous People with Dementia through funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research.
  • Land as our First Teacher Series, funded through YouthREX.
  • The Clayworks and Creation’ing: Addressing and Ending Violence through Land and Arts Based Learning for Indigenous Women and 2SLGBTQQIA Communities project that will employ art-based practices to imagine and enact present and future worlds without gender-based colonial violence.
  • Jennifer Walker, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health is leading collaborative projects across Canada that are also addressing mino-bimaadiziwin and wellness among Indigenous peoples including: A National Indigenous Dementia Surveillance Initiative, Wholistic Integrated Safe and Effective Care and Models for Indigenous Dementia Care, and Our data, our stories, our health: Mobilizing data to enable Northern Ontario First Nations to achieve health equity.
  • Maamwizing Research Conference: Weweni – Pursuing Indigenous Research in a Good Way with over 300 participants and Indigenous scholars both domestic and international.
  • Specific focus on histories, identities, cultures and languages in the 2019 Strategic Research Plan.

Next Steps

  • With guidance of the 2019 Strategic Research Plan, work to confirm a new lead for this Outcome.
  • Support the growth of the Maamwizing Research Institute.
  • Support an initiative linked to Outcomes 14 and 21 related to the preservation and revitalization of Indigenous languages.

Curiosity drives our research

We will undertake culturally appropriate research that enhances mino-bimaadiziwin and wellness among Indigenous peoples and other northern populations.

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