Federal funding supports Indigenous knowledge, skills research projects

The Government of Canada recently announced a $960M investment into research projects across Canada and several of these projects will focus on Indigenous knowledge, skills, and culture. The Balance Co-Lab: Collaboration for Sustainable Communities—housed at the University of Victoria and involving Indigenous governments—will use a $2.5M grant to design and advance a sustainability-focused decision-making framework that Indigenous communities can use to assess development proposals on their lands. Several multi-institutional teams received Partnership Development Grants to study topics such as anti-Indigenous racism in health care, culturally safe services for Indigenous peoples in forensic mental health, and Indigenous pathways to postsecondary education. Concordia University received $180K to support the work of its Indigenous Futures Research Centre.

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