The Saskatchewan National Environmental Indigenous Health Research Network aka the nātawihowin and mamawiikikayaahk networks principle investigators came together in person and online to discuss and communicate priorities of the network at Elk Ridge and Wakesui Lake Resort. Organized over two days and one evening reception, the retreat enabled the different members to meet at the halfway point of the five-year grant cycle for the SK-NEIHR.

This gathering brought together principle investigators, an Elder, and two students to discuss future plans and funds given out by the network. This encompassed conversations about past goals and experiences. Including conversations of past networking, programs, and funding.

In conjunction with talks of the past, conversation of the future direction also took precedence in the form of future tasks and considerations. Future tasks were derived from needed capacity and structural development. While future considerations were considered by each member about what is the best use of time and funds. For past news go the [archives]. 



2:30-4:30 pm December 2nd 2022

Please join us for a free roundtable discussion on Indigenous Identity and The Impact of Pretendians in The Academy. The roundtable will consist of Dr. Caroline Tait, Dr. Winona Wheeler, Tracey Robinson, Terri Hansen-Gardiner, Jamie LaFleur, and Dr. Robert Henry. Come join us for an important discussion on the second of December (12-2-22) starting with refreshments at 2:30 and ending at 4:30. The event will take place at the Health Sciences Library room GB03 located on the University of Saskatchewan's campus.


In Person:


Let us know you're going @ The livestream link will be posted closer to the event. The discussion is put on by the SK-NEIHR and supported by the University of Saskatchewan. For past events go to the [archives]. 



Future webinars will be announced here

For past webinars go to the [archives].

2022 Annual Gathering

June 13-15 2022 

In June 2022 the nātawihowin and mamawiikikayaahk Research Networks (SK-NEIHR hosted their first Annual Gathering. This Gathering highlighted Indigenous Health Research in Canada and partnered with the Saskatchewan Indigenous Mentorship Network's Annual Gathering which focused on student research, provided workshops on Indigenous health research, elder panels, and more. Go to our [archives] where our past annual gatherings are described.


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Now Hiring Research Officer:

The primary purpose of this role is to provide research faciliation and support for the Saskatchewan NEIHR network, under the direciton of Dr. Robvert Henry and other principal investigators ofthe SK-NEIHR, and Ms. Fleur Macqueen Smith, the Sk-NEIHR's Manager. The Research Officer will be working with researchers, staff and community partners to assit them in developing reserach projects, assist in preparing resrach grants and academic articles, and oversee the Saskatchewan NEIHR's community partnerhsip and knowledge translation support program. This is a two year term position, with possibility of extension

Now Hiring Communications and KT coordinator, Indigenous Health:

The primary purpose of this role is to provide communications, outreach and knowledge translation (KT) support for the Saskatchewan NEIHR network, under the direction of Dr. Robert Henry and other principal investigators of the SK-NEIHR, and Ms. Fleur Macqueen Smith, the SK-NEIHR’s Manager, and the SK-NEIHR’s Communications and Knowledge Translation Committee. This is a two year term position, with possibility of extension.


Funding is distributed through community development grants. We also have highlighted SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, and SHRF funding on our [upcoming-funding] page and  previous funding parameters on our [past-funding] page .