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.



Announcing the 2015 IHWI Summer School! May 3-6, Western University

We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Summer School of Western University’s Indigenous Health and Well-Being Initiative (IHWI), to be held from May 3rd to May 6th ,2015. This summer school is aimed at training Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers how to conduct research that can make a real, lasting difference in the Indigenous communities we work with and for.  This year we have a special school that is aimed directly at First Nation communities and Aboriginal organization staff in South Western Ontario. Click HERE for more details.

Indigenity in Post-Secondary Education

Indigenous Services, the Indigenous Health and Well-being Initiative, and Western Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies present Indigenity and Post-Secondary Education, Wednesday October 8th, 7:30 - 8:30 PM.

michelle pidgeon