health research in CIET
CIET has been working with Aboriginal communities in Canada since 1995, trying to help Aboriginal researchers conduct studies and use the evidence for planning with little external assistance. We have collaborated with First Nations, Métis and Inuit organizations and band councils in the following Aboriginal research initiatives:
- Cigarette use among Native Canadian youth in Winnipeg, Manitoba,1995
- First Nations Youth Inquiry into Tobacco Use, 1996
- Problems of Urban Aboriginal Youth, 1996
- Aboriginal Youth Resilience to HIV/AIDS (ACRA), 1998-present
- AFN evaluation of the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Programme, 2001-2003
- The Aboriginal Community Youth Resilience Network (ACYRN), 2005-present
- Tlicho communities mobilizing to prevent HIV and STIs, 2006-present
- Anisnabe Kekendazone – Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research (AK-NEAHR)
- Inuit Institute for Research and Planning, 2008-2010
- Preventing Domestic Violence in Aboriginal Communities
- Local Public Health Infrastructure Development (LoPHID), 1998-2000
Grants from the AK-NEAHR have funded Aboriginal health researchers all over the country. A colloquium on ethics in Aboriginal research was held in 2003 in partnership with the Alberta NEAHR. In 2012 the Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHRs) and the Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat (AHRNetS) hosted a national colloquium on racism, cultural safety and Aboriginal peoples’ health.
A special collection of articles on CIET’s work with Aboriginal communities in Canada has been published in the Summer 2008 issue of Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Indigenous and Aboriginal Community Research.
In the course of this work we have partnered with major national First Nations, Métis and Inuit organizations, including Assembly of First Nations, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, Métis National Council, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and Native Women’s Association of Canada. We have worked with, or are currently linked to: Nechi Institute, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay, Native Counselling Services of Alberta, Tlicho Community Services Board, The National Aboriginal Circle against Family Violence, Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project, and First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada.