Noojimo Mikana Research as Reconciliation Carrie Bourassa TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan

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by pmnationtalk on November 20, 2019283 Views

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The Indigenous community makes up roughly 16% of the total population of Saskatchewan. With many of these communities being remote, it is important to take their needs into account when entering research agreements with them. By fostering an environment of mentorship at the service of the communities, Carrie has been able to build relationships and has made a significant positive impact on the communities. Carrie Bourassa is the Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH). Through IIPH, she leads the advancement of a national health research agenda to improve and promote the health of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples in Canada. The Institute is housed at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, where she is a tenured Professor in the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology, College of Medicine. For over 15 years, Dr. Bourassa was a professor of Indigenous health studies in the Department of Indigenous Health, Education, and Social Work at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) in Regina. She is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada and a public member of the Royal College Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Bourassa is Métis and belongs to the Riel Métis Council of Regina Inc. (RMCR, Local #34). This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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