CIHR is funding Travel Awards to support Canadian Indigenous Elder-youth pairs and Indigenous New Investigators to participate in the third Pathways Annual Gathering taking place in the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, in Whitehorse, YK, September 25-27th, 2017.
The specific objective of this funding opportunity is to provide travel awards to individuals to support participation in research and knowledge translation activities consistent with CIHR Institutes’ vision, mandate and strategic directions.
The objectives of the 2017 Pathways Annual Gathering are:
- Promoting equity: To promote health equity through inclusivity of sex and gender in health research.
- Preparing for scale up: To support and prepare for scale up of community-driven research centered on Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being through moving knowledge into action.
- Strengthening relationships: To strengthen linkages between Pathways communities and partners through knowledge sharing and learning.
- Mentoring: To foster the next generation of Indigenous health researchers through capacity building and mentorship.
Participation in this event will provide opportunities for reciprocal learning by sharing important perspectives and stories, establishing links with other community members and researchers involved in the Pathways initiative, and helping to shape the future of this important initiative as it continues along its journey towards health equity and beyond, to wellness for all Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.