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Indigenous‑academic collaboration aims to transform health research in Mi’kma’ki, Labrador and beyond – Dal News

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202043 Views

June 30, 2020

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded $100.8 million dollars over 16 years to nine new Indigenous health research networks across Canada. This represents the largest single investment in Indigenous health research in Canadian history.

One of these networks, the Wabanaki-Labrador Indigenous Health Research Network (WLN), will be hosted at Dalhousie University in partnership with Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, Inuit and Innu communities and organizations and with academic institutions stretching across all four Atlantic provinces.

The WLN aims to build and improve capacity for Indigenous-led and Indigenous-governed health research in the region. Focussing its efforts on supporting Indigenous communities and organizations to advance their own health research priorities, this new network represents an opportunity for transformative change to Indigenous health research in the region.

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