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IPHRC Staff Profile: Wendy Whitebear

Wendy Whitebear is a member of the White Bear First Nation. The majority of her work and volunteer activities has been focused on the betterment of First Nations communities, people, and youth. Whitebear developed and implemented programs and initiatives that pertain to the wellness, personal development, career and financial planning for First Nations people, community organizations and the...
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Episkenew Chosen to Serve on Poverty Reduction Group

IPHRC Director, Dr. Jo-Ann Episkenew, is one of the 11 selected members of the Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction that will focus on ways of reducing poverty. The members of the advisory group contain six representatives from the community and five representatives from various government Ministries. The Honourable Donna Harpauer, the Minister of Social Services, made this announcement...
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IPHRC Staff Profile: Jeanelle Mandes

This week we’re turning the microphone around and putting the spotlight on IPHRC Research Assistant Jeanelle Mandes. Jeanelle writes the majority of the stories posted on the website and social media pages. This time, IPHRC Associate Director Cassandra Wajuntah sat down and asked Jeanelle the questions.  Jeanelle is from Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation in Treaty 6 territory....
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IPHRC Staff Profile: Erin Goodpipe

Erin Goodpipe is a proud member of Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, she has lived across western Canada and now finds home closer to her roots in Regina, Saskatchewan. Currently she attends classes at the University of Regina with a major of anthropology in the faculty of Arts. You can find her amongst the throng in the Aboriginal Student Centre where she...
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IPHRC Staff Profile: Benjamin Ironstand

Ben was born in Red Deer Alberta and has been in Regina since 2007. He is from Tootinaowaziibeeng, an Anishnabe treaty reserve in western Manitoba. He is a second-year student in the Arts Education program, majoring in Visual Art Education with a minor in Secondary Literature. Using this knowledge, Ben works primarily in the field developing activities for Aboiginal youth and collecting data.What...
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IPHRC Staff Profile: Kaitlyn Froehlich

Kaitlyn grew up in Big Beaver, Saskatchewan and she attended Coronach High School in Coronach, Saskatchewan.  Kaitlyn is currently attending the University of Regina and SIAST for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  When she completes the program, she plans to become a Registered Nurse. Kaitlyn joined IPHRC in January of 2014 as a Research Assistant where she helps to organize data from...
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IPHRC Staff Profile: Lacey Eninew

Lacey Eninew has recently been hired as Community Research Associate to work in the Senator Miles Venne School on the Lac La Ronge Indian reserve. Lacey is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and has spent the majority of her life living in the North. She was awarded her Education Degree in 2008 and since then has taught elementary, middle years, high school and physical education.What is...
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IPHRC Staff Profile: Jessica Dieter

Jessica Dieter is a Dakota/Cree woman from the Okanese First Nation in Treaty 4 Territory who currently resides in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan.  She is in her final year of her undergraduate degree, pursuing a Bachelor of Indigenous Education with a major in Indigenous Studies and a minor in English.  She is currently employed as a Research Assistant at the Indigenous...
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IPHRC Staff Profile: Gabriel Yahyahkeekoot

Gabriel Yahyahkeekoot is a video artist/poet, and a member of the Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation. Much of and still calls home. His early work highlights the frustrations and challenges of being a young Aboriginal in Canada in an urban setting, exposing the stereotypes and perceptions this country has towards “urban indians”. He has acted or worked on the Canadian...
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Report: Response to Emerging Crisis Between CIHR & the Aboriginal Health Research Community

A document addressed to the Aboriginal health community and supporters from Co-Chairs from the Steering Committee, Dr. Rod McCormick (Professor at Thompsons Rivers University) and Dr. Fred Wien (Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University) about the emerging crisis that has developed between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Aboriginal health community was recently publicly...
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IPHRC Staff Profile: Dustin Brass

Dustin Brass, from Key First Nation, is a Community Research Associate for our CIHR-funded research that will use a variety of arts-based methods and activities to support wellness in Aboriginal youth.  Our activities include delivering arts-based after-school programs in a number of First Nations communities, including Pasqua & Peepeekisis First Nation as well as inner city Regina....
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IPHRC Staff Profile: Tarun Katapally

Tarun Katapally brings a diverse skill set and experience spanning three continents. He is a medical doctor with clinical experience in India and UK. After his stint as a clinician, he moved to Philadelphia where he obtained his masters in health administration before he decided to pursue his PhD in population health science. Specific to population health, Tarun's interests focus on...
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IPHRC Staff Profile: Julian Robbins

Growing up in southwestern Ontario, Julian Robbins is a mixed race person with Mi’kmaq ancestry. He completed a PhD in August 2013 through the Indigenous Studies Department at Trent University where he focused on First Nations self-determination in the health field with a particular emphasis on traditional health and healing.   His future ambitions include the continued support,...
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Free Educational Materials Released for National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW)

One of our Research Affiliates from the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Colleen Dell - Canada Research Chair, kicks off National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) with a release of free products brochure for front-line workers.NAAW starts November 17-21, 2014. Dell's message: "To mark National Addictions Awareness Week this week, I am excited to share that our office released its...
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IPHRC Staff Profile: Janice Victor

Janice Victor is originally from the Edmonton area. She recently joined IPHRC in August 2014. Janice completed her BA (Honours) at Wilfrid Laurier University and completed her PhD in the Department of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. Her interests include: psyschological anthropology, power and social justice, environmental justice, culture and mortality, gendering processes and...
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