A message from the Indigenous Health lead regarding COVID-19

Shared from the Faculty of Health Sciences – Indigenous Health Initiative website A letter to community partners and collaborators from Bernice DowneyAssistant professor, Nursing and Psychiatry and Behavioural NeurosciencesActing director, McMaster Indigenous Research InstituteIndigenous Health lead, Faculty of Health Sciences Over the past two months, we’ve seen significant changes in our lives from the rapidly-evolving…

Indigenous Community Health & Research Conference (February 6th – 8th, 2020)

In partnership with the McMaster Indigenous Health Movement – Student Group and the McMaster Faculty of Health Science, the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute is pleased to announce the inaugural “Coming together to co-create health equity” an Indigenous Community Health and Research (ICHR) conference on February 6th – 8th, 2020. Through a socio-historical context, the inaugural…

Online Forum: Why Reconciling Ways of Knowing?

We are pleased to announce the first dialogue in the series we will bring you over the coming months: Why Reconciling Ways of Knowing?  This episode will stream live on July 27, 2020 at 10:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Central / 2:00 pm Atlantic. Moderator Valerie Courtois will facilitate a dialogue amongst Miles Richardson,…

Global Water Futures MEDIA ADVISORY: New Indigenous Student-led YouTube Series – Ohneganos Let’s Talk Water

July 23, 2020 — Ohneganos is launching a new interactive student-led YouTube series on water security and climate change called “Ohneganos: Let’s Talk Water.” Hosted by McMaster University student Makasa Looking Horse, the seven-week series is designed to share stories, art and film with guests and viewers in a conversational format.  Each week, Makasa will speak with inspirational Indigenous youth…

Indigenous Scholar-in-Community Fellowship

McMaster Indigenous Research Institute is excited to announce the inaugural Indigenous Scholar-in-Community Fellowship recipient – Adrianne Lickers-Xavier! Adrianne believes in the power of relationships. Living most of her life in the Six Nations of the Grand River, Adrianne has lived and worked with her community and continues to do so through her connection to food,…

IUSRS 2020 – Virtual Research Assistance-ships

The McMaster Indigenous Research Institute is pleased to announce the 2020 cycle of Indigenous Undergraduate Summer Research Scholars (IUSRS) program has been re-designed to allow for virtual research assistance-ships!  In alignment with government and university pandemic guidelines, IUSRS 2020 will utilize a fully digital platform to provide a graduate level research experience for Indigenous undergrads…