IMN-PN Newsletter April 1, 2021 Edition

IMN-PN Updates

Monthly Zoom talks: Indigenous Graduate and Early Research Presentations

  • Are you an Indigenous graduate student or early career researcher who is interested in formally presenting your work? In collaboration with the IMNPN, each month the BC NEIHR will highlight the work of an Indigenous graduate student or early career researcher by hosting a live Zoom session with peers, colleagues and mentors. Each session will be recorded and made available for viewing on our websites and YouTube channel. This is a great opportunity to showcase your work, strengthen your presentation skills and receive constructive feedback! Register today by contacting bcneihr@uvic.ca or imnpn@uvic.ca
  • For more information please email bcneihr@uvic.ca or impn@uvic.ca
  • Ensure you keep up with these updates on our Facebook page @IMNPN!


  • The IMN-PN has created a Response & Resource page on our website. To learn more about current updates at each partner institution, as well as resources for students and community, please visit uvic.ca/imnpn
  • Across Canada, many institutions are suspending all research activities involving direct contact between humans. Please follow the directive of your institution and pause all face-to-face research activities for the time being. Please check with your institution before using online platforms for data collection
  • To support the measures put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, please join us in following federal and provincial government recommendations and adhering to the advice provided by the WHO (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public).
  • We are thinking of you - please stay safe and healthy


  • If you are looking to connect to a mentor please join our monthly meet-ups at each network site. These are open to all our mentors and mentees! Our Graduate Peer Mentors want to meet you! If you are looking to specifically engage with someone please look at the online directory, and we can either connect you via email or you are welcome to email anyone that is online yourself. To have a facilitated connection please email: imnpn@uvic.ca


  • We have several placements available and these opportunities can be applied to throughout the year. Please visit: uvic.ca/imnpn


  • Do you or your organization have any upcoming priority wellness-related research projects for which you require the assistance of an Indigenous research assistant/ student intern?
  • We are looking for opportunities for students! One of the funding opportunities available is the Research Experience Award, which provides $1,000-$2,000 (depending on level of study) to Indigenous students proposing to undertake a wellness-related research project initiated by and of interest to an Indigenous community or organization. These projects may involve, for instance, assisting with a community-level knowledge translation event, land-based research activity, community research engagement meeting, environmental scan or literature review. These research experiences are overseen by academic and community or organizational Mentors, who will provide guidance, supervision and mentorship to the Mentees.
  • If you are interested in hosting, supervising or mentoring a Mentee, please email: imnpn@uvic.ca. We would be happy to advertise any placements through our network!
  • The Research Experience Award will now be available on a rolling basis!



Indigenous Graduate Student Socials

  • IMN-PN is offering an Indigenous Grad Student Social video call on a bi-weekly basis to allow all of you to connect with one another during these uncertain times. We understand how difficult the transition away from community in the academy has been, and would like to hold the space for you all to connect, virtually.
  • Our Indigenous Grad Student Social calls will take place biweekly. Email imnpn@uvic.ca for the link.

Mother Tongue Film Festival

  • The Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity by showcasing films and filmmakers from around the world, highlighting the crucial role languages play in our daily lives. This year, the festival will be hosted entirely online.
  • Since 2016, the annual festival has celebrated International Mother Language Day on February 21. The sixth annual festival will take place via a monthly online screening series from February 21 to May 2021.
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ONTARIO NEIHR WEBINAR SERIES 2021 with Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos

  • Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos is a Registered Psychologist, Canada Research Chair in Critical Studies in Indigenous Health and Social Action on Suicide, and Assistant Professor of Indigenous Health and Social Policy in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ansloos is the current Faculty Chair of the Indigenous Education Network. Dr. Ansloos is Nehiyaw (Cree) and English and is a member of Fisher River Cree Nation (Ochekwi-Sipi; Treaty 5). He was born and raised in the heart of Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • This presentation highlights the importance of Indigenous mental health promotion and relevant health communications in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic. While life under the threat of pandemics of various forms are not new to Turtle Island, and the homelands of Indigenous peoples around the world, COVID19 has laid bare the various ongoing colonial inequities in mental health care and services for Indigenous peoples. This presentation will offer some reflections, experiences and resources in regard to Indigenous mental health promotion, with particular regard for the importance of contextually-informed, culturally-relevant, and structurally-transformative mental health practices and health communications.
  • Date And Time: Wed, April 14, 2021. 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT
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Greater Victoria Virtual Career & Post-Secondary Education Event

  • About 30 employers will be featured, including VNFC.
  • You can sign up for as many time slots as they would like.
  • Register for a chance to listen to a half hour webinar from a representative from each employer and have a chance to participate in a Q&A about available jobs and specific postings.
  • Pre-register today for your potential next employer or post-secondary education provider webinar and be entered to win a $100 Save-On-Foods gift card. (You must be on the webinar to qualify).
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Sisters Rising: Online Movie Screening & Discussion

  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and HopeWorks' Youth Leadership Project is honoring it by hosting a movie screening and discussion of "Sisters Rising" directed by Willow O'Feral and Brad Heck. Please join HopeWorks’ Youth Leaders to engage in conversation around sexual assault, intersectionality, and oppression.
  • Sisters Rising is an impactful documentary about six Native American women reclaiming personal and tribal sovereignty. This screening will be held virtually through the assistance of Women Make Movies and is open to the general public.
  • Questions? Contact Victoria Rain at vrain@wearehopeworks.org.
  • Date And Time: Fri, April 2, 2021 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
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Stó:lo Shxweli and Resilience Webinar - Alanaise Onischin Goodwill

  • The importance the Stó:lō place on their connection to their lands and the practices used to generate land-based resilience and recovery
  • Sóhl Téméxw (Halq’emeylem for “our land”) and the attendant Stó:lō teachings of Shxweli (life force) are central to our philosophies on resilience and recovery from the intergenerational effects of suicide. The most powerful stories of transformation emerge from the Stó:lō transformer figure Xa:ls, who helps bring order to a chaotic world (p. 66, Archibald, 2008). Shxweli is the life force that connects each Stó:lō person, their ancestors, the plants and rocks, animals, and all things that were transformed by Xa:ls within Sóhl Téméxw.
  • In this talk, I will share what I have learned about the importance the Stó:lō place on their connection to their lands and the practices that are used to generate land-based resilience and recovery.— Alanaise Onischin Goodwill
  • Dr. Alanaise Onischin Goodwill is a citizen of the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation and a Registered Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology at Simon Fraser University on unceded Coast Salish lands. Her work addresses recovery processes in response to the historical trauma experienced by Indigenous peoples living in Canada. She was born and raised in Stó:lō territory, where she currently lives with her three children. She has over 17 years of experience as a mental health practitioner in Indigenous communities across Manitoba and BC.
  • April 7, 2021 - 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST
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The Resilience of Indigenous Nationhood

  • The SAGE Graduate Student Committee and CIRCLE are excited to announce that registration is open for our upcoming conference “The Resilience of Indigenous Nationhood” taking place on April 6th (9:00 AM-4:30 PM PST) and April 7th (9:00 AM-1:00 PM PST). This free, two-day virtual conference will feature panel discussions with Indigenous graduate students and faculty.
  • Panel topics include:
  • Decolonizing and Disability
  • Indigenous Health and Cultural Safety
  • Indigenous Nationhood, Home, and Well-being
  • Exercising Indigenous Self-Determination
  • Indigenous ways of Knowing and Being – Methodological Considerations
  • Each panel will be an hour long, including time for a question period. Full schedule to be released shortly!
  • Registration will prioritize Indigenous students, staff and faculty but others may register to be added to the waitlist.
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Decolonizing and Indigenizing Education in Canada

  • Date And Time: Thu, April 8, 2021 - 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
  • The work of Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek and Dr. Taima Moeke-Pickering explores the complexities of decolonization and indigenization of post-secondary institutions. Seeking to advance critical scholarship on issues including the place of Indigenous epistemologies, knowledges, curriculum, and pedagogy, Decolonizing and Indigenizing Education in Canada aims to build space in the academy for Indigenous peoples and resistance and reconciliation. Their work is built around the two connecting themes of Indigenous epistemologies and decolonizing post-secondary institutions. Aiming to advance and transform the Canadian academy, the professors discuss strategies for shifting power dynamics and Eurocentric perspectives within higher education.
  • Sheila Cote-Meek, PhD, is Anishinaabe from the Teme-Augama Anishnabai and is the vice-president, Equity, People and Culture at York University. She is the former associate vice-president, Academic and Indigenous programs at Laurentian University. A leader in Indigenous education, Dr. Cote-Meek has focused on bringing about systemic changes that attend to equity, diversity, and inclusion in post-secondary education.
  • Taima Moeke-Pickering, PhD, is a Maori of the Ngati Pukeko and Tuhoe tribes. She is a full professor in the School of Indigenous Relations at Laurentian University where she teaches courses on Indigenous research methodologies, international Indigenous issues, and United Nations and Indigenous social work. She has extensive experience working with international Indigenous communities, evaluative research, big data analysis, #MMIW and photovoice methodologies. She is co-editor of the book Decolonizing & Indigenizing Education in Canada (2020) and lead editor for the book Critical Reflections and Politics for Advancing Women in the Academy (2020).
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Racism in Healthcare Series: Creating Systems Change, hosted by the Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis Health Research Network

  • Date And Time : Thu, April 15, 2021 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
  • The Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis Health Research Network (FMHRN), is hosting a three-part Racism in Healthcare: Creating Systems Change webinar series. The series builds upon an emerging national movement to bring real change to the problem of racism within healthcare, as highlighted by the death of Joyce Echaquan in Quebec in September 2020, and the investigative report In Plain Sight, on Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination in BC healthcare, released by Justice Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond last November. We would like to engage in these discussions within Saskatchewan.In our 3-part webinar series we will explore how racism is addressed in and across health systems, licensing bodies, and organizations. We want to build awareness and action around what healthcare policy improvements are needed to mitigate racism and its inequitable impacts on health outcomes among Indigenous people.
  • This first webinar will focus on the ways in which Indigenous patients navigate our current health system, what processes and pathways they interact with when faced with a racist encounter, how complaints are managed within the health system and across regulatory bodies, and what response mechanisms exist to redress racism at the systems level.
  • We will set the stage for the first webinar with panel lead, Dr. Veronica McKinney, MD, CCFP, an Indigenous physician and Director of Northern Medical Services, who will provide a lay of the land for healthcare in the province. Dr. McKinney, who has Cree and Métis ancestry, is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan’s medical school, and she has decades of experience as a front-line practitioner, professor, and health care leader in Saskatchewan. She was named Physician Leader of the Year by the Saskatchewan Medical Association in 2020. Dr. McKinney uses her traditional cultural teachings when practicing medicine, and she is a strong advocate for Indigenous peoples’ health, as she has both witnessed and experienced racism and inequities firsthand.
  • We will invite the panel members to respond, situating their responses within their own organizational context. The webinar will lead directly into a discussion among the panelists.
  • Our goal is to create safe spaces for courageous conversations, to learn from one another in order to collectively inform short- and long-term solutions to racism in our health system, and to lead others into this critical discourse.
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Relational Roots of Indigenous COVID Research

  • Date and time: Friday, May 7 | 3pm – 4pm PST
  • In this talk, we will engage in a form of visiting to share our thoughts and perspectives about the vital role relationship plays in research involving Indigenous Peoples. We will use the recent surge of Indigenous COVID research as an example of the critical role of established, meaningful relationships in facilitating rapid research opportunities. We will also describe how the absence of pre-existing relationships can lead to distrust and lack of motivation to engage in research partnerships.
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Research Funding

Indigenous Arts Program (FPCC)

  • Select grants in the Indigenous Arts Program are now accepting applications from Indigenous B.C. residents for the Spring 2021 intake.
  • Indigenous Arts Scholarship: Up to $20,000 for mentorship-based arts education and up to $10,000 for post-secondary arts education.
  • Deadline: April 15, 2021.
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Health Research Training Platform Pilot Funding Opportunity

  • This pilot funding opportunity is intended to support the development of interdisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional, and intersectoral research training platforms that will equip high-caliber trainees and ECRs with the skills required for academic and non-academic careers. Funded platforms are encouraged to include diverse and inclusive training and mentoring paradigms such as Indigenous ways of knowing, and to connect with other existing mentoring initiatives such as the Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR). Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply to all funding pools, however, three of the funding pools (Boys, Men and Masculinities; Girls and Women's Health and Wellness; Stigma Reduction and Life Course Mental Wellness for LGBTQ/2S Populations) require the involvement of mentors who self-identify as Indigenous.
  • Registration Deadline: 2021-04-21
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Indigenous Awards Program

  • The Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society (IKB) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Indigenous Awards Program is now open! Over 700 individual Awards, totalling approximately $2.0M, will be available this year for students enrolled in post-secondary studies ranging from apprenticeship to post-graduate.
  • Deadline April 30, 2021
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CIHR Health Research Training Platform (2021/22 Pilot)

  • The Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot funding opportunity is intended to support the development of interdisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional, and intersectoral research training platforms that will attract a diverse cadre of high-caliber trainees and ECRs, and equip them with the skills required for academic and non-academic careers. These research training platform grants can be used to build capacity in established or emerging areas, within the scope of the research training areas identified in the funding pools outlined on the website.
  • Deadline: April 21, 2021
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Master’s degree program in Indigenous Population Health - The First Nations Health Authority

  • The First Nations Health Authority invites applications now for a fully-funded Master’s degree program in Indigenous Population Health beginning September 2021.
  • Students will complete an MSc degree at the Simon Fraser University Faculty of Health Sciences and receive valuable hands-on experience in First Nations health and wellness at the BC First Nations Health Authority.
  • Visit their web page to learn more and apply by April 30, 2021!
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Team Grant : Indigenous Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative Cohort Research Study (I-HeLTI)

  • This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas: An I-HeLTI Intervention Cohort Research Study that will encompass the continuum of care and prevention from preconception to pregnancy, infancy and early childhood with a life trajectory perspective relevant to the following three research areas: (1) a DOHaD / life trajectory approach; (2) a focus on the prevention of NCDs; and (3) an intervention cohort design. Interventions must target evidence-based, modifiable risk factors for one or more NCDs. Interventions can be natural experiments (e.g., policy, programs, interventions not under the control of a researcher) or newly implemented or adapted interventions delivered by the research team or others. An I-HeLTI Collaborating Centre that will steward the emerging I-HeLTI cohort, governance processes and data management.
  • For an application to be eligible: The Nominated Principal Applicant must be one of the following: An independent researcher, A knowledge user, An Indigenous community, group or organization with a research or knowledge translation mandate
  • Sponsors: The CIHR Roadmap Accelerator Fund (RAF), under the scientific leadership of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health and the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, and in collaboration with the Institute of Aging, Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Institute of Gender and Health and Institute of Population and Public Health.
  • Deadline - 2021-06-09
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Team Grant : Indigenous Gender and Wellness Team Grant

  • The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to: Support Indigenous-led research related to gender and wellness; Encourage knowledge creation that will raise awareness and improve understanding of Indigenous concepts of gender in a strengths-based, wellness context; Facilitate knowledge sharing as to how Indigenous concepts of gender can affect wellness, in a manner that is directly relevant to and for the benefit of Indigenous communities; and Support the implementation of action-oriented, community-based projects that will improve wellness among Indigenous communities from a gendered perspective. This funding opportunity is the third phase of a larger initiative on the topic of Indigenous Gender and Wellness.
  • Sponsors: CIHR’s Institute of Gender and Health (IGH), Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) and the CIHR – HIV/AIDS Research Initiative
  • Registration Deadline: 2021-06-22
  • Application Deadline: 2021-07-29
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Language Technology Program

  • This program provides up to $180,000 in funding plus equipment and training to support language revitalization using technology.
  • Digitization projects involve converting materials such as audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, VHS tapes, and text documents to a digital format. FirstVoices projects involve using FirstVoices.com to document and share your language. These projects make languages more accessible for those living in and away from the community and preserves knowledge for future generations.
  • Combining the FirstVoices Program and the Digitization Grants Initiative into one funding stream means that communities now only complete one application and one final report.
  • Applications for two years of funding are welcome. This program is for First Nations communities, governments, bands and tribal councils and Indigenous organizations located in B.C.
  • This program is funded by the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and the Department of Canadian Heritage as a result of the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Languages Act.
  • Deadline: April 5, 2021
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  • The New Relationship Trust (NRT) provides a maximum of $2,000 per projects that benefit Elders and/or Elders groups at the community or Nation level. The purpose of the initiative is capacity building that enhances knowledge, abilities, skills and processes in areas such as language and culture, mentorship, leadership and team building
  • Open Until Funds Exhausted
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  • The New Relationship Trust (NRT) provides a maximum of $2,000 per projects per First Nations youth group at the community level to implement projects that promote capacity development and language revitalization
  • Open Until Funds are Exhausted
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Mental Health & Wellness Funding

  • The First Nations Health Authority, the Province and Canada have each committed $10 million dollars over two years (2019-2021) to support First Nations communities and Nations to come together to plan, design and deliver initiatives in support of the social determinants of mental health and wellness. The funding approach recognizes that each community and Nation is at a different place on their journey to health and wellness.
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CRE’s Centre for Indigenous Policy and Research: Indigenous Youth Research Grants

  • This program provides small grants to Indigenous youth who want to design, develop, and implement their own community-based research projects in Canada. Small grants of $1000 will be provided to successful applicants to implement their project.
  • This program is designed to ignite grassroots youth-led research projects and to highlight emerging researchers in new ways. No research experience needed, just a desire to learn and produce research that matters to youth and their communities.
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  • The Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at the State University of New York‘s College of Environmental Science & Forestry is recruiting students for graduate study in diverse environmental science fields: ecology, sustainability, conservation biology, restoration, environmental engineering, and more.
  • Through support from the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership, the program provides funding for full tuition, stipends, and professional development to Native American students pursuing MS and PhD degrees. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.
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Job Postings

Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Victoria, Remote

Administrative Assistant - Indigenous Student Support Centre at UVIC

  • The Faculty of Human and Social Development (FHSD) is committed to the UVIC Indigenous Plan (2017-2022) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. Our commitment is grounded in the rights of Indigenous students to the dignity and diversity of their cultures, traditions, histories and aspirations. The staff of the Indigenous Student Support Centre (ISSC) works closely with Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty and staff in FHSD to facilitate intercultural understanding, collaboration and mutually respectful relationships.
  • ISSC staff are closely aligned with First Peoples House colleagues and other Indigenous services on campus and are culturally grounded ambassadors at UVic and local Indigenous communities.
  • Reporting to the Indigenous Academic Coordinator and working closely with the ISSC’s Faculty Lead, the Indigenous Advisor, and Dean’s Office staff, the Administrative Assistant is expected to work collaboratively, as well as independently, and foster respect and trust with team members that contributes to a cooperative team spirit. Primary functions include acting as the first point of contact for the Centre, responding to students’ inquiries, and providing a wide variety of administrative and secretarial services to ensure the effective administration of the Centre.
  • Compensation: $3,649.00 - $3,761.00
  • Hours: 17.5 hrs / 4 days per week – Schedule TBD
  • Deadline is April 7, 2021.
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The Victoria Native Friendship Centre - Intake Worker

  • Compensation: $20.00 - $22.00 per hour
  • Deadline: April 6, 2021
  • More information: admin@vnfc.ca

Temporary Researcher - Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society

  • Duration: Full-time, 3 months
  • Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to: jobs@acehsociety.com

Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University

  • The successful applicant will be able to teach courses in one or more of the following: Indigenous Perspectives and Social Studies.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are able to teach across the program including courses such as introduction to teaching, assessment, educational psychology, and integrated arts education. Practicum supervision is an expectation for all faculty in education; this reflects the program commitment to theory-practice integration. The successful applicant will also contribute to course and program development.
  • New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS) has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/ service pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.
  • Qualifications include a completed or near completed Ph.D. in Education. The successful candidate should have experience teaching K-12, with K-6 preferred, relevant undergraduate teaching and/or professional experience, and experience supervising teacher candidates. Applicants interested in the teaching/scholarship/service pattern should have the ability and intent to pursue a research program.
  • For further information, contact Dr. Shannon Kell, Chair, Department of Education at skell@mtroyal.ca.
  • Deadline: Open until a suitable candidate is found; ideal start date of July 1, 2021.
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Assistant, Research and Evaluation - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

  • The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada is recruiting for the role of Assistant, Research and Evaluation in support of the National Consortium for Indigenous Medical Education (NCIME).
  • The Assistant, Research and Evaluation will work closely with the project team and is responsible for conducting literature reviews and environmental scans, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing materials and reports.
  • Deadline: April 6, 2021
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Culture, Heritage and Language Manager, Métis Nation BC.

Resource Coordinator - Native Students Union

  • The Resource Coordinator can work remotely or can arrange to work in the NSU space. Responsibilities would include helping with NSU communications through email and social media, assisting with our programs and events, attending meetings, and more which is outlined in the posting. No experience is required but would help. This position would be great for those looking to work in fields providing services to or programs for Indigenous communities.
  • Compensation: $15.50/hour (including 4% vacation pay)
  • Hours: 340 (possible job share)
  • How to apply: Please email cover letter and resume to contact@uvicnsu.ca
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Administrative Assistant: Indigenous Programs - University of Victoria

  • The School of Social Work delivers graduate and undergraduate programs and courses that are specifically developed for Indigenous students. Our School works in partnership with local Indigenous communities and social service agencies as well as with other academic units across campus to offer Indigenous BSW and MSW Specializations, both on-campus and online across Canada. We are committed to creating a welcoming environment for Indigenous students, and to providing ongoing advising and cultural support.
  • The Indigenous Programs Assistant reports to the Academic Administrative Officer, and works closely with the School’s Director to support the overall Indigenous program goals and immediate everyday administrative needs of the Indigenous Circle. This position also contributes to the School of Social Work’s general, overall operation as a member of the front office. It is a preferential hire; Indigenous Peoples.
  • Compensation: $3,431.00 - $3,536.00
  • Hours: part-time, flexible within Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 time frame.
  • Deadline: Open until filled.
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Research and Evaluation Specialist, Indigenous Cultural Safety

  • Bring your positive energy and commitment to health equity to this exciting and diverse role where you can really make a difference as a Research and Evaluation Specialist, Indigenous Cultural Safety. In this role you will provide coordination, guidance and consultation in the evaluation of program design and delivery of Aboriginal Health (AH) and Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) services in Fraser Health (FH), in addition to providing support in research activities and research capacity development.
  • Hours: Full time
  • Location: Surrey, BC
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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Referrals Coordinator

  • Location: Pitt Meadows, Metro Vancouver (currently remote)
  • Katzie Nation is seeking a Referrals Coordinator who will report to the Referrals Manager. The Referral Coordinator records and tracks referral requests, and consultation within a database; records, tracks, and develops funding agreements; documents and processes invoicing and payment of capacity funding agreements; attends and coordinates meetings for consultation and engagement with proponents and Chief and Council, and other duties as required. The Coordinator will support meaningful engagement with proponents and government organizations to support Katzie in upholding their Aboriginal rights and title, and their cultural and environmental stewardship goals within the whole of the Katzie traditional territory.
  • Deadline: Open Until Filled, Start Date ASAP
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Research Associate - National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health

  • The Research Associate position supports research and knowledge translation activities related to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis public health including identifying, analyzing, synthesizing, and disseminating scientific, Indigenous and other knowledge to promote and improve the use of evidence in public health decision-making, policy and practice. This position reports to the NCCIH Manager and the Academic Lead.
  • Compensation: will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Term: Full-time, 2 Year Term (November 2020 to November 2022)
  • Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Some evening and weekend work is required periodically, particularly in peak times.
  • To Apply: Please forward your resume and proof of education quoting competition #20-139AC to: Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9
  • Email submissions and inquiries: HRecruit@unbc.ca
  • Deadline: open until filled
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Marine Data Researcher

  • Pauquachin First Nation is seeking to hire a Marine Data Researcher to work on a variety of aspects in relations to data collection and mapping development in the Salish Sea. Marine Data Researcher will be under the direction of the Marine Manager. This position is central to Pauquachin involvement with DFO- Fisheries and Oceans Canada in providing foundational work to support the Marine Spatial Planning Initiative in the Salish Sea.
  • Compensation: $26.50/hr to start. Possible wage increase to $27.50 after 3-month probation review. Pension Plan offered after 3-month probation through Manulife.
  • Term: 35 hours a week (regular work week- Monday to Friday, with the occasional weekend work)
  • To apply: Send your cover letter and resume by email to: david@pauquachin.com
  • Deadline: open until filled

Indigenous Governance Program - Special Projects Assistant

The position will also provide general office support to the Indigenous Governance Program. Task will include but not be limited to: Coordinating gatherings and planning tasks for a Black Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) Men’s Group (i.e. booking space, scheduling gatherings, note taking, etc.)

  • Assist with program events (i.e. book launches, film screenings and other events as planned)
  • Research for IGOVs PhD proposal
  • Assist in compiling reports
  • Research current political issues and activities (i.e. literature reviews, data analysis)
  • Social media support, if needed
  • Location: Human & Social Development Building Room A260
  • Compensation: $21.00/hour (including 4% vacation pay)
  • Term: 250 hours
  • To Apply: Please forward cover letter and resume via email to: Shawna McNabb, Academic Administrative Officer, Indigenous Governance Program, igovao@uvic.ca
  • **Applicants must be eligible to participate in the Work Study Program

RN Community Health Services

  • This position is supporting the 4 First Nations Communities on Saanich Peninsula and will be based out of T'Sartlip Health Centre in Brentwood.
  • The Registered Nurse (RN) Community Health Services, practices in accordance with relevant provincial legislation, nursing standards, the code of ethics as outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), employer policies and individual competencies. Provides nursing care in accordance with established organizational policies, procedures, guidelines and other controls on practice.
  • The RN practices in a variety of clinical settings and works in collaboration with the client, the client's health care team and in partnership with primary care providers. Utilizes a community focused approach, ensuring the delivery of client centered care to achieve and maintain maximum health through the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and prevention, treatment and palliation of illness and injury, assessment of health status, planning and implementation of interventions and coordination of health services.
  • Hours: Regular Full-Time
  • Location: Saanichton, Tsartlip Health Centre
  • Compensation: $35.53 - $46.65
  • Deadline: Open Until Filled
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Indigenous Intern Leadership Program, Vancouver Island University

  • This program is a joint initiative of the Business Council of British Columbia, the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations and Vancouver Island University. Indigenous graduates from the twenty five post-secondary institutions in British Columbia are encouraged to apply for meaningful work through internship positions that match your skills and professional interests. Qualifying indigenous post-secondary graduates apply for intern positions in prominent BC companies for a two-year period at the employers' expense. The program allows for a rich experience that builds personal experience, networks and knowledge for both the intern and other firm employees.
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Team Assistant

  • NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society supports commitments of First Nation families in self- determination and decision- making processes over their own families and children. Our staff are committed to ensuring the safety of children, strengthening family relations, and enhancing the well- being of members of the South Vancouver Island First Nations communities. The Team Assistant primarily duties include administration support to field staff and reception duties at our front desk.
  • Compensation: $19.84 – $23.10 per hour
  • Hours: Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm
  • Qualifications: Office Assistant certificate/diploma or 3 – 5 years’ work experience as administrative support; a combination of education and experience would also be considered. Min 1 year of experience in maintaining filing systems or completed courses in electronic case file management systems
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • To Apply: Your cover letter and resume which outline how you meet the qualifications for this position can be emailed to Nooreen Kabani, HR Consultant, NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society, at: nooreen@exalthrconsulting.com

Indigenous Initiatives Librarian - UBC Okanagan

  • Provides online and in-person, reference and research services, instruction, and information services to faculty, students and other users in UBC’s Okanagan campus Library. Assumes responsibility for designated subject areas and liaison with assigned departments. Participates in the development of policies, procedures and services that respond to the needs of UBC’s Okanagan campus Library patrons. Coordinates and manages employees, students, services, and projects as required. Evening and weekend work may be required. The nature and scope of responsibilities for this and other library positions are expected to change as the library organization evolves.
  • A masters-level degree from an accredited program of library, or information science, or equivalent internationally accredited program. An academic background in a subject area within the scope of UBC’s Okanagan campus or equivalent knowledge gained through professional experience is required. Familiarity with information technologies and their applications to reference and research services used in an academic environment are required. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work effectively as a team member; ability to make evidence informed decisions; and the ability to prioritize issues that are time sensitive are essential. Reference and research services and instructional experience in an academic library, or equivalent experience, is desirable.
  • Close Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | UBC Okanagan | Full Time | $72,000.00/Annually
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Executive Director, Indigenous Innovation Institute, First Nations Technology Council

  • This role is suited to an Indigenous educational leader, and is responsible for the vision, leadership, organizational development, program development, student and academic policy development, and overall operations and financial management of this rapidly expanding initiative. The Indigenous Innovation Institute builds on the Technology Council's successful four-year proof of concept in delivering Indigenous designed and led digital skills training and supporting hundreds of Indigenous people to launch careers in technology and innovation. The Institute holds as its vision that Indigenous Leadership Shapes Society’s Relationship with Technology and Innovation, which it pursues through hosting a space for dialogue, learning, and collaboration.
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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Facilitator, San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Program - Indigenous Health

  • The San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program is an accredited online training program that aims to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and develop skills to work more effectively and safely with Indigenous people. The program is based on the concept of cultural safety, ongoing process of actively working to make services and systems safer and more equitable for Indigenous people. Topics covered include colonization in Canada: racism, discrimination and stereotyping; and health inequities & social determinants of Indigenous peoples' health. Our skilled on-line facilitators guide and support each learner through interactive course materials that examine culture, stereotyping, and the consequences and legacies of colonization.
  • The Facilitator, San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) works in a team environment and responsible for: Facilitating on-line interactive training of the PHSA San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training program in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and nationally through the application of adult learning principles and experience working with Indigenous peoples while examining these issues in their own work or practice settings. Work collaboratively with other facilitators, and Lead Facilitators directed by the San'yas Program Provincial Lead, San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program. Models a commitment to Indigenous Cultural Safety learning and personal racial identity development to integrate learning into practice.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter with their resume directly to ics@phsa.ca
  • If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact: Jane Collins, Sr. Director, Indigenous Learning Programs San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program Provincial Health Services Authority Email: jane.collins@phsa.ca / Phone: 778-879-3940 www.sanyas.ca
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Health Career Access Program, BC Government

  • COVID-19 has increased the need for additional staff in long-term care and assisted living services. Typically, these positions require prior experience and education. The Health Career Access Program provides a path for applicants with no health care experience to get hired and receive on-the-job training. New hires in the program start in a health care support worker position and receive paid training that leads to full qualification as a health care assistant. Health care support workers are supervised by registered nurses or other regulated health care professionals. They provide a variety of critical non-clinical, non-direct care supports to patients and residents.
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Indigenous Research Trainee/Facilitators

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Applicant, Dr. Charlotte Loppie (UVic), and Network Coordinator, Tara Erb (UVic), as well as working with the BC NEIHR key partners (First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation BC, and BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres), the IRTFs will undertake the following activities: Support Indigenous Communities, Collectives and Organizations (ICCOs), Knowledge Sharing Mobilization (KSM), Event Coordination, Special Projects and Travel, and Communications and Training
  • Hours: Part-time position (20 hours/week)
  • Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2025. Possible extension to full-time position.
  • Compensation: $25,000
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Please send an electronic application package including a cover letter that addresses the job description and requirements along with a current CV or resume to: Network Coordinator // bcneihr@uvic.ca




Unique Opportunities

CSRS Fellowship Program

Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation (AIM-HI) Network - mentees focus group or interview

  • Our partner network, the Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation (AIM-HI) Network is recruiting mentees interested in participating in a 1-2 hour focus group or interview (over video conferencing). The recruitment for this process is coming to a close by the end of April. The interviews or focus groups will ask your opinion on Indigenous mentorship concepts, and how these have influenced your development and progression through your degree program. Sessions will be coordinated depending on your availability and you will be compensated with a $25.00 gift card for your time. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Elaine Atay: elaine.atay1@ucalgary.ca or Dr. Adam Murry: adam.murry@ucalgary.ca.

CBC New Indigenous Voices

  • The National Screen Institute – Canada is now accepting applications for the 2021 edition of CBC New Indigenous Voices – a program for emerging Indigenous creators to build their media careers through online training and hands-on experience.
  • CBC New Indigenous Voices is a full-time, 14-week online training program for up to nine Indigenous creators aged 18 to 35 to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries.
  • The curriculum is designed with traditional and spiritual elements. Minimum wage is paid throughout.
  • Following the successful switch to a digital teaching platform in 2020, the 2021 edition will also be delivered online. Each student will work with mentors to produce and edit a short podcast as part of training.
  • Applications are being accepted until April 23. Read the full guidelines and apply.
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IJERPH Special Issue on The Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples around the Globe

  • Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on The Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples around the Globe is now open for submissions.
  • Open for submissions until 31 May 2021. Papers will be published as soon as they are accepted, and the journal is open access.
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Team Grant: Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness

  • The Team Grants in Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness will support Indigenous-led and community-driven research that aims to reverse the upward trajectory of diabetes and associated co-morbidities (e.g. cardiometabolic disease) among First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples and their communities. The objective of this component is to define and integrate models of resilience and wellness into diabetes prevention and treatment approaches among First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.
  • The inclusion of an Early Career Researcher and/or trainees who either self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or provide evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples, is strongly encouraged.
  • Application Deadline: 2021-05-26
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: 2021-11-10
  • Funding Start Date: 2021-12-01
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Research Associate, UNBC

  • This position supports research and knowledge translation activities related to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis public health including identifying, analyzing, synthesizing, and disseminating scientific, Indigenous and other knowledge to promote and improve the use of evidence in public health decision-making, policy and practice.
  • Hours: Full-time, 2 Year Term
  • Open until filled.
  • Send Application to: HRecruit@unbc.ca

BC Tech - internship

  • BC Tech is a non-profit aiming to make BC the best place to grow and scale a tech company. ⁠
  • Digital Lift is a 4-month internship program they are launching. There are internship opportunities available for students at tech companies in Vancouver. There are roles available in business development, data science, communications, marketing, software engineering, web development, UX/UI, and other roles as well! ⁠
  • These internships run from May 1st to August 31st, 2021, and applications for students are open now! Students can apply directly to the program here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L2GQ3BV

The Turtle Island Journal of Indigenous Health (TIJIH) is looking to recruit volunteer Regional Coordinators

  • TIJIH is seeking Regional Coordinators to establish and assist with the organization of Regional Teams. Regional teams will be able to individually define how local Indigenous communities will be represented by TIJIH and will act as an extension of the Core Team. In particular, Regional Coordinators will be central in the journal submission process or Community Support Process (see below for more details). While the time commitment of this role will vary, we estimate 3-6 hours bi-weekly.
  • Please email Christine Luckasavitch (christine@waaseyaaconsulting.ca) with your resume, the region you would like to work in, your vision of what Regional Teams may look like, and a brief description of why you are interested in contributing to the Turtle Island Journal of Indigenous Health.

2021 Census is hiring Indigenous people in First Nation’s communities

  • The 2021 Census is hiring Indigenous people in First Nation’s communities across BC and Yukon for Census collection in First Nation communities. Canada’s next Census of Population will take place in spring 2021. Statistics Canada will be hiring across the country in every community, big and small, in preparation for the 2021 Census. In the current context of COVID-19, we are committed to hiring locally and ensuring the safety of our employees and your community members at all times.
  • Pay rates vary by position from $17.83 to $21.77 per hour, plus authorized expenses.
  • Start and end dates vary by position and location, but are between March and July 2021.
  • You must be available to work flexible hours, mainly evenings and weekends.
  • More info: https://census.gc.ca/jobs-emplois-eng.htm


  • Connecting rural high school students with health science student mentors from all across BC. Always recruiting mentors and mentees for the program! Looking to connect with any high school students or post secondary students interested in online learning/mentoring about pathways to the health sciences
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  • The Coop Student reports to the People Plants & Homes (PPH) Coordinator and and works as part of the PPH and Housing and Health Services team to support gardening and food security programs. The desired candidate understands how gardening can improve one’s mental and physical health and is passionate about food security, sustainability, gardening and community development
  • Contact indgcoop@uvic.ca or call 250-721-6326


  • Visits to northern First Nations communities to assist with collecting information about lung health; creating reports and other knowledge translation materials regarding our research; assisting with environmental scans and literature reviews; and helping with lab activities related to our research, including data entry, preparing materials for data collection
  • Visit website: prrl.rehab.med.ubc.ca


  • The FPCC Micro-Grant program assists Indigenous artists and collectives in British Columbia to achieve outcomes that respond to extenuating circumstances and emergent needs, as well as contribute to professional development in all artistic disciplines, with grants of $1,000
  • Apply throughout the year
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Publications & Resources

CIHR Strategic Plan 2021-2031 - A Vision for a Healthier Future

  • The tree image as a metaphor for this Strategic Plan was inspired, in part, by the work of Dr. Charlotte Loppie, Professor at the University of Victoria’s School of Public Health and Social Policy. Based on her interpretation of traditional Indigenous teachings, Dr. Loppie uses the tree image to explain how three separate but interdependent components of society work together to shape and structure the context of health outcomes. In this metaphor, the root system of the tree refers to the deep (and often unseen) foundations that shape the visible outcomes that we refer to as health disparities. These systems include political, social, economic, and historical structures that influence the core (the trunk of the tree) – a reference to the moving parts or relationships that form systems of care and political/social dynamics. The crown of the tree (the branches and leaves) represent the visible outcomes of the other elements as well as the notion of renewal.
  • Executive Summary: CIHR's 2021-2031 Strategic Plan establishes the context that will allow Canadian health research to be internationally recognized as inclusive, collaborative, transparent, culturally safe, and focused on real world impact. Further, the plan envisions a future where Canadian researchers are global leaders in the development of ground-breaking discoveries that improve lives, and where Indigenous communities will lead health research that focuses on resilience, wellness, and Indigenous Ways of Knowing, resulting in equitable health outcomes. Through our actions, Canada will be a global leader in the science of achieving health equity. Together with our partners and stakeholders, we will strive to achieve a society where social factors such as postal codes are no longer significant predictors of life and health expectancy, and where research evidence is integrated seamlessly with Canadian health policy and practice.
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Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table book now available

  • Carol Anne Hilton is committed to increasing the visibility and inclusion of Indigenous business and economic growth globally. With over 20 years of experience in community, business development and economic design, Carol Anne is focused on multi-generational Indigenous wealth creation. Carol Anne is now focusing her expertise, skills and strategic insights across a broad range of social, ecological and economic projects driving multi-generational impact nationally and globally.
  • March 16th was the much anticipated release of the ‘Indigenomics - Taking A Seat At the Economic Table’ book. Signed copies available for direct order at Carol Anne Hilton website.

Report: COVID-19 and Indigenous Health and Wellness: Our Strength is in our Stories

  • The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Collection of Stories entitled “COVID-19 and Indigenous Health and Wellness: Our Strength is in our Stories” is now freely and publicly available. The stories have also been published in the Globe and Mail.
  • The RSC has prepared Policy Briefings and other COVID-19 resources to ensure open access to independent, evidence-based science for Canadians.
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STRATEGIC PLAN: Setting new directions to support Indigenous research and research training in Canada 2019 - 2022

  • The strategic plan is published by the federal research granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council—and fulfills a priority of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee to co-develop with Indigenous Peoples an interdisciplinary research and research training model that contributes to reconciliation
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  • Read more (Chapter 9, Research Involving Indigenous peoples)










  • Authors: Regine Halseth, Charlotte Loppie, Nicole Robinson
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The IMN-PN network is generously supported by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. For a complete list of project partners and supporters, please visit our website at: https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/circle/network/resources/index.php.