IMN-PN Newsletter July 1, 2021 Edition

IMN-PN Updates

IMN-PN Call for Applications now open!

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!


  • Funded by the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), the BC NEIHR is one of nine Indigenous-led networks across Canada that support research leadership among Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) communities, collectives and organizations (ICCOs). The purpose of the Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research Program is to establish a national network of centres focused on capacity development, research and knowledge translation (KT). This network of centres provide supportive research environments for Indigenous health research led by, and grounded in, Indigenous communities in Canada.
  • This five-year program also supports Indigenous student research as well as facilitates community-led research partnerships between ICCOs, students, researchers and organizations. Through an extensive network of experienced and dedicated members and partners, including the First Nations Health Authority, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, and Métis Nation BC, the BC NEIHR supports an Indigenous-led provincial health research agenda.
  • Woven from the values, knowledge systems, priorities and leadership of Indigenous Peoples in BC, our collective vision is to contribute to the improved health, wellbeing and strength of Indigenous Peoples by: supporting Indigenous Health Research Leadership; supporting Culturally Safe and Ethical Indigenous Health Research; supporting Indigenous Health Research Development; and supporting Indigenous Health Research Capacity Development.
  • If you would like to become a member to get the latest Indigenous student opportunities, webinars, events, newsletters, research funding, student funding and employment opportunities fill our the BC NEIHR Registration form here.


  • 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!



UVic Campus Cousins - Cedar Woven Mats

BC NEIHR’s first Gathering for Indigenous Health Research

World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference 2021

  • The World Suicide Prevention Conference will be hosted online from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on August 23-26, 2021.
  • The conference will focus on: Ways to prevent suicide through reducing risks; Protective factors; Life promotion encompassed by culture and Indigenous knowledge; and to showcase wise practices of life promotion based on the strengths of our peoples.
  • The event will have participants from Aotearoa- New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and the Americas.
  • Date And Time: Mon, Aug 23, 2021, 6:00 AM – Thu, Aug 26, 2021, 3:00 PM PDT
  • More information

We are…Land, Language, Ceremony, Relationship – University nuxełhot’įne thaaɁehots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills, WINHEC, WIREC

Research Funding

Pilot Project Grants

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: June 22, 2021
  • Application Deadline: July 29, 2021
  • More information


  • 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
  • Deadline: Open Until Funds Exhausted
  • More information


  • 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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Mitacs Accelerate Industrial postdoc

Jim Bourque Scholarship

  • This scholarship honours the legacy of the late Hon. James W. Bourque, PC. Born in Wandering River, Alberta, Bourque was of Cree and Métis background. At the age of 18 he was elected president of an association of hunters and trappers in Fort Chipewyan before working as a park warden in Wood Buffalo National Park from 1955 to 1963. He served as president of the Métis Association of the Northwest Territories from 1980 to 1982, was deputy minister of renewable resources for the government of the Northwest Territories from 1982 to 1991 and chairman of the Northwest Territories' Commission for Constitutional Development.
  • Value of Scholarship: $1000
  • Number of Scholarships awarded: 1 annually
  • Deadline to apply: July 09, 2021 by midnight Mountain Time
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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.
  • More information


  • 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.
  • More information




Job Postings

Administrative Assistant

Research and Communications Coordinator

Indigenous Health Research Facilitator (IHRF)

Indigenous Clinician, CYMH

Assistant, Indigenous Research Methods/ Assistant, Evaluation

Program Manager ASCD Services

Marine Officer

Manager of Finance

Social Worker

Assistant Professors - UVic School of Public Health and Social Policy

  • The School of Public Health and Social Policy invites applications from talented scholars for two (2) tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to members of the following designated group: Indigenous Peoples. Candidates from this group must self-identify, and are asked to do so in their cover letter.
  • Deadline: July 5, 2021
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Regional Coordinators - The Turtle Island Journal of Indigenous Health (TIJIH)

Teaching job postings for grades 4, 5, and high school social studies - The Seabird Island Band

  • Seabird Island Band located in the Upper Fraser Valley, three kilometers northeast of Agassiz, British Columbia. The Seabird Island Band is a multi-faceted First Nations Band that includes government, business, service and non-profit services. We work to improve the health, education, and economic opportunities for First Nations people to create thriving First Nations families and communities.
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Restorative Justice Team at Nanaimo Region John Howard Society on Snuneymuxw territories.

Assistant Teaching Professor (ATP) - The School of Public Health and Social Policy UVIC

  • The School of Public Health and Social Policy invites applications from talented scholars for one position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor (ATP), for a 3 year limited term, to commence 1 July 2021, or as negotiated. This position will be filled as a preferential hire. In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to members of the following groups: Indigenous Peoples, persons with disability and/or persons of visible minority.
  • Deadline: The committee will begin reviewing applications on 14 June 2021.
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Assistant Professor, Indigenous Health - McGill University

  • The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching, research, and service in the area of Indigenous Health. Fields of study and expertise include all those relevant to Indigenous Health, with application to Indigenous Peoples both locally and globally. The candidate is expected to be actively involved in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission, including research, teaching, mentorship and supervision of a diverse body of graduate students, and service to the scholarly and wider communities.
  • Applicants require a relevant post-graduate degree (such as a PhD, MD, or equivalent) and expertise in Indigenous Health. PhD candidates due to complete their degree by July 2021 are also eligible to apply. The successful candidate must have a record of achievements in practice and research in Indigenous contexts, including experience in application of ethical principles of research involving Indigenous Peoples and culturally-responsive engagement with Indigenous communities and/or organizations. Applicants must also demonstrate strong potential for undergraduate and graduate teaching in their areas of expertise.
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Assistant Professor in Indigenous Peoples and Society - The University of Alberta

  • The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Indigenous Peoples and Society. The Department seeks candidates with an Indigenous-focused research profile, experience working with Indigenous students and communities, and commitment to the advancement of Indigenous peoples. Areas of specific expertise in Indigenous Peoples and Society are open. Possible areas of substantive and theoretical research include: gender, urban and community development, justice and criminalization, human rights, racism and antiracism, employment and work, religion, law and policy, family, land food and environment, mobility and migration, housing, and health, among others. Diverse approaches, including and especially engagement with Indigenous knowledge systems, theories, and methodologies, are welcome.
  • Candidates must demonstrate high potential for excellent research and teaching. Potential for excellent research will be demonstrated via a record of publications and presentations, research relationships and experiences, and letters of reference. Evidence of potential for teaching and supervision will be demonstrated through previous teaching and mentoring activities, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a robust externally-funded research program and to regularly engage in Canadian and transnational research networks, including research relationships with Indigenous communities; teach both graduate and undergraduate classes and provide dedicated supervision and mentorship; and actively contribute to university, professional, and public service. Trans-disciplinary collaborations are encouraged.
  • Deadline: open until filled
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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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Culture, Heritage and Language Manager, Métis Nation BC.

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

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

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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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

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Indigenous Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Data Sovereignty

  • The submission deadline: July 20, 2021
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  • For more information or any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at hlaronde@afmc.ca.

Call for Applications - NAIS Writing & Mentoring Fellowship

  • The journal Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) is launching an annual Fellowship Program to workshop a manuscript for submission to a professional academic journal (submission to NAIS is not required but is warmly encouraged).
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Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award

  • The Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee (CAUAC) Youth Achievement Award annually recognizes Indigenous youth who:
  • Are leaders in their community and among their peers
  • Display a strong commitment to achieving their educational goals
  • Support and encourage others to pursue their education
  • Encourage and participate in cross-cultural activities involving Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities​
  • The award is open to all Indigenous youth, including status and non-status First Nations, Métis and Inuit. Nominees must be between the ages of 14-24, attending junior or senior high school, or a post-secondary institution. As well, nominees must be living within Calgary city limits or attending a Calgary school. The award recipient will be given the opportunity to represent Indigenous youth as a member of the Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee.
  • Deadline: June 30, 2021 by 4:30 pm
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NEW PROGRAM OFFERING AT UVIC - Indigenous Education Post-Degree Professional Program (PDPP) - (Elementary focused)

  • ĆELÁṈEN I SNEPENEḴ ȽTE - Respecting, honoring, and living Indigenous ways of knowing and being
  • Limited intake of UVic students – Fall 2021 – 8 seats available
  • PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The post-degree professional program will provide aspiring teachers, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, with a relevant, relational and transformative education designed to foster a deeper understanding of First Nations, Inuit and Métis histories, cultures and ways of knowing and being. The program is designed to enhance relational accountabilities with local indigenous people and communities. Graduates of the 24-month program will receive a Bachelor of Education degree and are eligible to apply for a BC Teaching Certificate.
  • For program inquires please contact ied.practicum@uvic.ca
  • Deadline: June 10, 2021

Call for Papers - Special Issue "The Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples around the Globe"

  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal published semimonthly online by MDPI. It covers Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Public Health, Environmental Health, Occupational Hygiene, Health Economic and Global Health Research, etc. The International Society Doctors for the Environment (ISDE) and Italian Society of Environmental Medicine (SIMA) are affiliated with IJERPH and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Deadline for manuscript submissions: June 30, 2021
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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
  • Deadline: Open until filled.
  • Send Application to: HRecruit@unbc.ca


  • 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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Valuing Indigenous Emotional Wellness

Niikaniganaw (All My Relations) II – the COVID-19 Rapid Response

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.