Indigenous Health & Well-being Initiative
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PhD Research looks to make Traditional Knowledge Accessible

Erin Huner wants to make the past accessible for one southwestern Ontario community.
The Geography PhD student has long been intrigued by the idea of nation-building – giving autonomy back to communities from which it had been taken away. And through a collaborative project with Bkejwanong First Nation (Walpole Island), she is helping the nation access at least one small piece of its past. Click HERE for full story.

Erin Huner

2014 IHWI Summer School

Our 2014 Summer School, "Community-based Participatory Research: Local, National, and International Experiences", was a huge success! Thank you to our participants and mentors for a great week. For more information about the 2014 IHWI Summer School, click HERE.

IHWI 2014

Aboriginal Policy Research

The complete Aboriginal Policy Research series is now available open source! click HERE for access.



IHWI is pleased to present or be a part of the following events in 2015. Please save the dates and check back for more details at they become available.

2015 IHWI Summer School! May 11-13, Western University

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the 4th Annual Summer School of Western University’s Indigenous Health and Well-being Initiative (IHWI), May 11th to May 13th, 2015: Indigenous Community Experiences in Community-Based Research: Best practices & Learning Lessons. This year we are hosting a specialized school that will provide applied learning in community-based research for Aboriginal communities and organizations in Southwestern Ontario. To facilitate the best possible learning environment, we have invited four excellent community mentors who will draw from their own collaborative research projects to share best practices and learning lessons. We invite applications from any member of a First Nation community or Aboriginal organization engaged or planning to be engaged in community-based research.For more information about our mentors and application guidelines, click HERE

2015 Indigenous Awareness Week, Western University, March 16-21/Western University’s inaugural Indigenous Research Symposium "The Knowledge within: Sharing Indigenous Research and Story "

As part of Indigenous Awareness Week at Western, Indigenous Services (IS), the Indigenous Health and Well-being Initiative (IHWI), Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE), the Educational Leadership in Aboriginal Education - Master of Professional Education cohort, and the Faculty of Education are pleased to announce Western University’s inaugural Indigenous Research Symposium The Knowledge within: Sharing Indigenous Research and Story on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

In conjunction with Indigenous Awareness Week (March 16th to 21st, 2015) at Western University and the First Nations Student Association (FNSA) Annual Pow Wow (March 21st, 2015), we invite you to join us as we showcase Indigenous research posters by current Western University Undergraduate and Graduate Students, and research presentations by the Master of Professional Education cohort. More details and schedule to follow shortly.

IA Week