It’s Time! The 2017 Indigenous Communities Grant Awardee

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re very excited to finally announce the successful application for our 2017 Indigenous Communities Grant Competition.

Launched in the spring of last year, this competition is a funding opportunity developed in collaboration with Indigenous communities around the province in order to specifically address their health care priorities. This award was made distinct from our other Patient-Oriented Research Grant competition in order to ensure that the communities themselves were made part and parcel of the application and competition process.

As with our other POR Grants, $75,000 was made available to fund a single project led by an Indigenous community in partnership with a patient-oriented health researcher.

We received three applications in total from communities in Labrador and Newfoundland, and, after an extensive peer and knowledge-user review process, are very happy to announce the following project was successful in their application:

Dawe, Russel and Penashue, Jack. Patshitinikutau Natukunisha Tshishennuat Uitshuau (A Place for Elders to Spend their Last Days in Life): Developing an Innu Approach to Palliative Care.

“This project will explore the spiritual and cultural end-of-life practices of the Innu population of Sheshatshiu, Labrador. It represents the first step in a program of research and action aimed at building culturally safe palliative healthcare practices and policies for Innu populations.”

Congratulations to all our awardees! We’re all very excited to work together in growing a culture of Patient-Oriented Research in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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