Indigenous Gender and Wellness Initiative
Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Dr. Carrie Bourassa and Dr. Steven Hoffman
Indigenous Gender and Wellness Travel Award
Message from Dr. Carrie Bourassa
Text: Why is gender important to Indigenous wellness?
Carrie Bourassa: Part of the reason this funding opportunity exists, is because colonization continues to have profound impacts on us as indigenous people. In particular, our identities have been stripped. And as we continue to reclaim our identities, we need to focus on wellness and resilience. And we hope that you will bring your big ideas and come together so that we can reclaim our space and in a spirit of reconciliation, focus on wellness, strengths and asset-based approaches. We encourage you to come and spend time with us next June in Kahnawake territory.
Text: Indigenous Gender and Wellness Travel Award
Indigenous Gender and Wellness: Idea Fair and Learning Circle
June 2019, Montreal
Learn more and submit an application at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/50945.html
Hello, Bonjour, Tansi, Boozhoo, She:kon, Ullukkut
As part of the Indigenous Gender and Wellness Initiative, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) provided Travel Awards to bring interested First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples (aged 18 and older), researchers, organizations, Indigenous community members, and other allies of Indigenous Peoples to attend an Idea Fair and Learning Circle on "Indigenous Gender and Wellness".
The Idea Fair and Learning Circle was held on June 18-20, 2019 in Montreal, located on the traditional unceded territory of the Kanien'keha:ka (Mohawk) people.
The event provided an opportunity for Indigenous Peoples (i.e., First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and allies to meet each other, share their ideas and goals about Indigenous gender and wellness and to work with supporters (e.g., researchers, Indigenous community members). The event is being organized in collaboration with our community partners, Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project.
This Travel Award was Phase 1 of a larger initiative focused on self-determination of Indigenous Peoples, and Indigenous gender and wellness in recognition of the 2015 Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We expect to announce additional funding opportunities during the Idea Fair and Learning Circle.
The Travel Award request for applications is now closed.
Additional funding was announced at the Idea Fair and Learning Circle for Indigenous Gender and Wellness Development Grants. These grants will be used by teams for planning and dissemination activites that will help turn ideas into action-oriented, community-based projects. At least one team member must have attended the Idea Fair and Learning Circle in June 2019.
Key dates for Development Grants:
- Application deadline: October 1, 2019
- Notice of decision: March 30, 2020
- Funding Start date: April 1, 2020
Megweetch, Thank You,
Dr. Cara Tannenbaum
CIHR's Institute of Gender and Health
Dr. Carrie Bourassa
CIHR's Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health
Dr. Steven Hoffman
CIHR's Institute of Population and Public Health
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