Researchers from multiple disciplines at Carleton University are working together with Indigenous communities to co-develop a community-led research training program that is interdisciplinary, interinstitutional, reflects a Two-Eyed Seeing approach, and encourages a mutually respectful alliance between Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners. The program presents an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous post-secondary students to ‘walk together’ with Indigenous youth toward reconciliation, justice, and wellness. Students bring their disciplinary tools to their projects, but at the same time learn, unlearn, and learn again through Indigenous ways of knowing. They will do this through multimedia storytelling. Stories encompass many experiences and convey a fuller picture of what is needed for sustainable initiatives, from mental health to business ventures to environmental protection. Stories told using a variety of media formats can drive creative thinking towards new ideas. The partnerships with Indigenous youth will address issues such as food sovereignty, social entrepreneurship, and youth wellness and resilience, with the hope that sustainable solutions can evolve. Here are some example projects from 2020/21. For more information on how to get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Enhancing Indigenous Youth Wellness
A collaborative project between the Gudangaay Tlaats'gaa Naay Secondary School students of Masset, B.C. and Carleton Neuroscience students Infographic by Ally Metallic-Janvier
Check out the modules videos made by Carleton Neuroscience students Emily Arsensault and Brittany Bosse by clicking on the buttons below!