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Cape Breton U: L’nuwey Tplutaqan Mawio’min Research Awarded Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant

Indigenous peoples are overrepresented in Canadian prisons, and victimization and vulnerabilities are not well understood. While there has been a movement to address and remedy the effects of colonialism through restorative justice, Indigenous communities, social scientists and legal professionals agree that the current Canadian justice system is not working for Indigenous peoples. CBU professor and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201913 Views

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USask awarded $4.9 million for Indigenous health research, HIV and cancer

SASKATOON – Five University of Saskatchewan (USask) research teams have been awarded a total of $4.85 million by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)—the main funding body for university health research in Canada—for cutting-edge health research on cancer, HIV and Indigenous health. Feb 15, 2019 The grants include $2.26 million for research into re-awakening […]

by pmnationtalk on February 19, 201928 Views

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Making this up’: Study says oilsands assessments marred by weak science – CTV News

February 18, 2019 EDMONTON — Dozens of oilsands environmental impact studies are marred by inconsistent science that’s rarely subjected to independent checks, says a university study. “It doesn’t make any sense,” says University of British Columbia biology professor Adam Ford, who published his findings in the journal Environmental Reviews. “You would have to go out […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 201926 Views

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Memorial U of Newfoundland: $16-million investment focuses on climate change, coastal communities

February 14, 2019 The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) has launched its next phase of ocean research, with a plan to invest approximately $16 million in projects that will examine climate change and how changes to the North Atlantic impact coastal communities. The funds will be distributed through a two-phased, peer-reviewed application process. OFI, a partnership led by […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201920 Views

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U of T researchers’ program advances mental health care for students in remote communities

February 14, 2019 Todd Cunningham has found a way to reach students in remote, northern Ontario communities who need school psychologists and psychological assessment services – through their teachers. The assistant professor, teaching stream, at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) runs a telepsychology program alongside fellow OISE researcher Professor Judy Wiener that offers […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201929 Views

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Memorial U of Newfoundland: One-of-a-kind: Connecting to Labrador roots while helping lead critical marine research

February 14, 2019 It’s an opportunity most undergrads never get. Little wonder, then, that Natasha Healey jumped at the chance to help run one of Memorial’s most progressive science labs – one of only two in Canada and one of four such facilities in North America. The third-year undergraduate geography and earth sciences student in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201933 Views

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Indigenous researchers plant seeds of hope for health and climate – The Conversation CA

February 13, 2019 As we learn more about climate change, this knowledge can be paralyzing, especially for young people who are contemplating life pathways. Indigenous land-based learning offers an avenue for hope, embedded in action. This approach has been taken up in recent years by a number of post-secondary institutions in Canada and internationally. This is the focus of our work — as mixed […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201917 Views

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New permafrost research to improve understanding of climate change on northern highways, airports

February 12, 2019    Whitehorse, Yukon    Transport Canada Climate change affects the North more than any other part of Canada and threatens the efficiency, safety and reliability of northern transportation. Making our northern transportation system more resilient to the effects of climate is important given the key role transportation plays in the region’s social and economic […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201939 Views

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Council of Canadian Academies: Report Update-Expert Panels at Work

February 12, 2019 Policing in Indigenous Communities The Expert Panel signed off on the report in late December. The report, is now in production and will be released this spring. You can pre-order a copy on our website. The State of Knowledge and Practice of Integrated Approaches to Natural Resource Management (INRM) in Canada The […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201928 Views

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Government of Canada ensures Canada’s research community is as diverse as our country

February 11, 2019 Canada’s greatest potential can only be realized when all people are welcomed into the laboratory, the classroom and the field. We all benefit from the wide range of perspectives and talent that make our research and our society better. In a competitive global economy, Canada can’t afford to leave talent on the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201957 Views

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PRV Virus poses minimal risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon

“Unfortunately, some Canadian government non-medical researchers alike with US and Canadian activists are attempting to make this largely innocuous virus the scourge of the seven seas.” By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews WireService.ca Media Release (02/08/2019) – A Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) science panel has concluded that the Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV) poses minimal risk to Fraser […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 201947 Views

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Cape Breton U: Close to Home – Dr. Kathy Snow

Dr. Kathy Snow, an Assistant Professor in the Education department at Cape Breton University,  knows the challenges of staying in school in small communities. For four years, Dr. Snow has supported student success and persistence initiatives within Indigenous communities in Mi’kmaki and Inuit Nunangat (the four regions in Canada where traditional Inuit communities are located […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201945 Views

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‘Little Ice Age’ caused by death of 55-million Indigenous people after colonization: study – Globalnews.ca

The elimination of nearly 55 million, or 90 per cent, of Indigenous people in the Americas during European colonization led to global climate change and the “Little Ice Age” of the 17th century, a recent study finds. Researchers at University College London found that the Great Dying — the massive loss of life that followed […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201977 Views

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Power in partnership: U of T initiative funds collaborative research between faculty and community organizations – News@UofT

A new University of Toronto initiative aimed at promoting collaborative research between faculty members and community organizations has chosen its first project recipients: seven researchers who will work with groups on issues ranging from HIV prevention for gay and bisexual men to suicide reduction in Indigenous populations. The Community Partnership Research Program – sponsored by […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201943 Views

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Op-ed: Dr. Nicholas Welch – Gazette

Feb. 6, 2019 This phrase often appears in my discipline, linguistics, to cite sentences from one or more languages to illustrate the author’s arguments. It is a phrase that never fails to cause me instant irritation. For me it raises the stereotypical Hollywood image of the intrepid scientist plunging into the wilderness in search of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201925 Views

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Memorial University of Newfoundland – Bold and bright: Next generation of social scientists and humanities researchers secure federal funding

Feb 5th, 2019 Deirdre Elliott is elated to receive a major scholarship that will help her shed light on a little-known chapter of Labrador’s history. The PhD student in the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is one of Memorial’s newest recipients of funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201941 Views

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New federal grants for two Indigenous language revitalization research projects – McMaster

Two McMaster-led research projects that focus on Indigenous language revitalization are among the first recipients of federal Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation – Connection Grants. Linguistics associate professor Ivona Kucerova is the lead researcher on a study that aims to identify the rigor of Indigenous pedagogy in language revitalization and possible pathways for collaboration with […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201966 Views

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McMaster U: Ten Social Sciences researchers awarded SSHRC funding

February 01, 2019 Ten researchers from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $478,661 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Insight Development Grants. The federal government is investing $141 million to support nearly 3,000 of Canada’s most talented scholars, including early-career researchers, Science and Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan announced. “Social sciences […]

by pmnationtalk on February 4, 201938 Views

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McGill researchers to receive over $10 M for thirty projects and SSHRC doctoral, master and postdoc awards

February 01, 2019 Social sciences and humanities research plays an important role in building a healthier, stronger and more prosperous Canada. To create a thriving economy powered by homegrown discoveries and innovations, and for Canada to be world-renowned as a research leader, we need to continue to invest in talented graduate students, scholars and researchers. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 4, 201936 Views

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Carleton Professors Receive SSHRC Support for a Broad Range of Research Impacting Canadians

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has awarded funding to 12 Carleton University researchers in the amount of $593,000 through its Insight Development Grant (IDG) program, including research areas such as northern energy infrastructure, labour mobility and floodwater planning in Indigenous communities. In addition, SSHRC awarded 64 scholarships to Carleton graduate students at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 201941 Views

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U of G Gets $2.5 Million for Research in Social Sciences, Humanities

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 The University of Guelph received more than $2.5 million from the federal government today for humanities and social sciences research. The announcement was made in Kingston, Ont., by Kirsty Duncan, minister of science. The funding comes from programs administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). In total, SSHRC […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 201934 Views

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Trent University Researchers and Graduate Students Receive Over $260,000 in SSHRC Federal Funding

January 30, 2019 Insight Development and Talent Program grants awarded to nine researchers and scholars across the humanities and social sciences Two Trent University professors have received $138,098 in Insight Development Grants and seven graduate students have received another $122,500 in Talent Program grants for a total of $260,598 in funding for the University through […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 201946 Views

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Royal Roads U: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development grants announced

January 30, 2019 The grants, which total more than $240,000, were awarded through SSHRC’s Insight Program. This program aims “to build knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world by supporting research excellence.” Assist. Prof. Runa Das, Insight Development Grant to study energy poverty in Canada College of Interdisciplinary Studies Assist. Prof. Runa Das […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201930 Views

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UWinnipeg receives SSHRC research grants

Jan 30, 2019 WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that will enable $360,658 in a variety of research projects and assist six UWinnipeg graduate students, our next generation of social sciences and humanities researchers. “UWinnipeg continues to undertake unique and exciting research,” […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201948 Views

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$1.85M in federal grants awarded for USask social science and humanities research

Jan 30, 2019 SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded a total of $1.85 million for 10 wide-ranging faculty research projects and 30 graduate student scholarships and fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in a Canada-wide competition. Several USask faculty projects announced today by Canada’s Science […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201932 Views

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Manitoba Releases Research Report on Sexual Exploitation

January 30, 2019 Recommendations Will Guide Next Steps for Tracia’s Trust Strategy: Stefanson The Manitoba government has released a research report on sexual exploitation that will guide the Tracia’s Trust strategy to help vulnerable young Manitobans, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “It is horrific to read that children in Manitoba are being violently victimized […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 201957 Views

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Conference seeks to develop stronger communication on Indigenous research – Manitoulin Expositor

January 30, 2019 LITTLE CURRENT—The Manitoulin Anishinaabek Research Review Committee (MARRC) is hosting the R3 2019 Research Conference at the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre February 1 and 2 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The conference theme is ‘We are taking care of each other’ and will highlight research that has been conducted on […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201938 Views

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York U: Research shows lake ice may disappear across Northern Hemisphere due to climate change

Fresh drinking water and winter recreational activities would suffer TORONTO, January 28, 2019 – The iconic winter traditions of skating outdoors and ice fishing on a frozen lake could vanish across southern Canada and the Northern Hemisphere by the late 21st century thanks to climate change, according to new research led by a professor in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201965 Views

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SSHRC-funded researchers appointed to Order of Canada

On December 27, 2018, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced the latest appointments to the Order of Canada. SSHRC would like to congratulate and acknowledge the following SSHRC-funded researchers appointed as officers (O.C.) and members (C.M.) of the Order of Canada: Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, O.C., for her leadership in advancing Indigenous educational programs […]

by aanationtalk on January 28, 201940 Views

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Conestoga receives grant for Indigenous research

January 25, 2019 Conestoga has received nearly $50,000 in funding from the new Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants, a new federal program aimed at promoting Indigenous research. The announcement was made by MP Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport. “This […]

by pmnationtalk on January 28, 201942 Views

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CNIC Recognizes Leadership in Advancing Canada’s Isotope Agenda

Jan 25, 2019 TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2019 – To celebrate the initial success of the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC), members were encouraged to nominate other individuals and organizations who have demonstrated incredible leadership on the isotope file across three categories, recognizing, public policy stewardship, academic leadership, and advocacy. “We are committed to building on […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201959 Views

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Conestoga College receives new federal grant for Indigenous research – The Record

KITCHENER — Conestoga College has received nearly $50,000 in funding from a new federal grant aimed at promoting Indigenous research. The new Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation — Connection grant program will award up to $50,000 to help identify new ways of doing research with Indigenous communities. Andrew Judge is the co-ordinator of Indigenous studies […]

by pmnationtalk on January 25, 201938 Views

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Math and Indigenous culture adds up to grant for Lakehead – OrilliaMatters

Lakehead professor receives $44,000 grant to host conference on applying Indigenous teachings to math instruction When Ruth Beatty was teaching at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, she saw Indigenous cultural teachings being applied to history, social studies and other areas of instruction. Math, however, was not part of the equation. During a visit to the Algonquins […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201962 Views

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Research grant aimed at developing Mohawk language curriculum in Tyendinaga – Globalnews.ca

The push to keep the Mohawk language alive is getting some federal support. Ottawa recently announced two grants, including one designated for an Indigenous language and cultural centre on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory that is meant to help solidify a curriculum for teaching the Mohawk language. According to a federal government news release, the Indigenous Research Capacity […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201939 Views

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Lakehead researchers receiving $140k in SSHRC Indigenous Capacity and Reconciliation – Connection Grants

January 23, 2019 – Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ont. Lakehead University researchers are receiving more than $140,000 in SSHRC Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation – Connection Grants for important studies that will have a profound impact on the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. These projects will: engage Indigenous youth to use video to present […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201958 Views

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SSHRC awards Concordia researchers $100K for Indigenous research capacity and reconciliation activities

January 23, 2019 From Inuit-specific arts training to the Dish with One Spoon, Heather Igloliorte and Nadia Myre pursue important and holistic interdisciplinary projects Two Concordia faculty members have been awarded $50,000 each — the maximum amount possible — through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) special Indigenous Research Capacity and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201950 Views

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HIV/AIDS research, innovation and remaining challenges featured during SFU’s President’s Dream Colloquium

January 22, 2019 This spring, Simon Fraser University’s President’s Dream Colloquium focuses on HIV/AIDS. The seven-part public lecture series, which launched on January 8th, will continue to explore issues in HIV including recent medical research developments, criminalization and HIV disclosure, harm reduction for individuals who inject drugs, and Indigenous and community perspectives. On January 22nd, Zabrina Brumme, director […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201959 Views

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Laurier researchers and Indigenous community partners working to address water security challenges

Jan. 21, 2019 Waterloo – Water is at the centre of life and livelihoods in many Indigenous communities – yet many are experiencing major water-related changes and challenges. To help address those challenges, Wilfrid Laurier University scholars are working on two new research projects in partnership with Indigenous communities. Global Water Futures (GWF), the world’s largest university-led […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201934 Views

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USask-led Global Water Futures launches six projects co-led with Indigenous partners

SASKATOON – In a unique approach to improving water security through western science and Indigenous knowledge, the University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led Global Water Futures (GWF)—the world’s largest university-led freshwater research program—has launched six new co-led projects across Canada to address urgent and growing water quality issues for Indigenous communities. Jan 21, 2019 “We are seeing […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201948 Views

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McMaster U: Global Water Futures funds more water-quality research at Six Nations

January 21, 2019 Global Water Futures is funding a new research collaboration between McMaster researchers and traditional knowledge holders on Six Nations of the Grand River that focuses on addressing water-related issues of training, wellness and resilience and governance. Called Ohneganos — Indigenous Ecological Knowledge, Training and Co-creation of Mixed Method Tools, the project is led […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 2019110 Views

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6 new projects to address urgent water quality issues for Indigenous communities – Globalnews.ca

University researchers will work with Indigenous partners to co-develop solutions for urgent and growing water quality issues. Six new three-year research projects across Canada — a $1.63-million investment — were launched by Global Water Futures (GWF), a University of Saskatchewan-led research program. The projects aim to research and aid in water governance, food security, water security, climate change as well as human […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201945 Views

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Michael McLeod highlights four recipients of new Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants in the Northwest Territories

Grants will support projects to identify new ways of doing research with Indigenous communities January 17, 2019 – Yellowknife, NWT – Government of Canada The Government of Canada is committed to renewing its relationship with Indigenous peoples—one based on the recognition of rights, respect, collaboration and partnership. When we recognize Indigenous rights and traditional knowledge, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201958 Views

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VIU Research Will Inspire Youth to Preserve Culture and Protect Salmon

January 16, 2019 Having the opportunity to go back to her community as a scholar to support the development of programs to preserve her language and culture is exciting to Vancouver Island University (VIU) Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Studies Professor Dr. Georgina Martin. Martin has been awarded a $50,000 dollar Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Indigenous Research […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201970 Views

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Improving the Quality of Life and Care of Persons Living with Dementia and their Caregivers: CAHS National Dementia Care Assessment

January 16, 2019 A Canadian Academy of Health Sciences expert panel on dementia released their report today outlining priorities for a national dementia strategy. Visit CAHS to download the Assessment.The assessment entitled Improving the Quality of Life and Care of Persons Living with Dementia and their Caregivers: CAHS National Dementia Care Assessment was conducted by […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201974 Views

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Federal government unveils $292000 for Sask. Indigenous research projects – StarPhoenix

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan called the money, which is intended to further Indigenous research projects, “transformational.” Canada’s science minister acknowledged Indigenous rights protests across the country last week while announcing millions of dollars in “transformational” funding for individuals and organizations conducting Indigenous research. Speaking with reporters at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Kirsty Duncan said the $5.6-million […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201946 Views

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APTN is Conducting the first Ever National Indigenous Music Impact Study

APTN is Conducting the first Ever National Indigenous Music Impact Study Jan. 8, 2019, Winnipeg, Man. – APTN is conducting a National Indigenous Music Impact Study (NIMIS), the first of its kind in Canada. The study will look at the challenges and successes that the Indigenous music community faces, and will estimate the economic contributions […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 2019171 Views

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Ottawa allocates funding grants to bolster Indigenous research projects – The Globe and Mail

January 13, 2019 For Melissa Arcand, Indigenous agriculture is a matter of family heritage. Long before she was a scientist, she grew up on her father’s farm, part of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, in a community where her grandparents also farmed and raised turkeys. After she became an assistant professor at the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201950 Views

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Government of Canada supports Indigenous research capacity and reconciliation

116 new grants will help identify new ways of doing research with Indigenous communities January 14, 2019—Saskatoon, Saskatchewan—Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council The Government of Canada is committed to renewing our relationship with Indigenous peoples—one based on the recognition of rights, respect, collaboration and partnership. When we recognize Indigenous rights and traditional knowledge, we are […]

by pmnationtalk on January 14, 201979 Views

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Hidden from history: Indigenous women’s activism in Saskatchewan – The Conversation CA

Although Indigenous activism in Canada has a long history, the origin stories of official and formalized organizations are hidden from common view because of gaps in history books and media accounts. The early formations of Indigenous women’s organizing in Saskatchewan is an example of these resilient stories hidden from history. Indigenous women who remained on […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201951 Views

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Media Advisory – Government of Canada to announce new grants to support Indigenous research capacity and advance reconciliation

SASKATOON, Jan. 10, 2019 – The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, will announce the recipients of a special call for Connection Grants supporting Indigenous research that is interdisciplinary, transformative, and contributes to reconciliation. The new Connection Grants will help build Indigenous research capacity and knowledge sharing. The Minister will be joined by […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201955 Views

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