nātawihowin and mamawiikikayaahk Research Networks (SK-NEIHR) Gathering

COVID-19: Please note, the below description is based on our team's initial proposal. We will be continually evaluating our plan for 2021-2022, depending on how the year progresses with regards to current and changing Covid-19 public health measures. The health and safety of our communities is paramount, and we will plan for 2022 accordingly.

nātawihowin and mamawiikikayaahk Research Networks (SK-NEIHR) Gathering

2022 nātawihowin and mamawiikikayaahk Research Networks (SK-NEIHR) Gathering

In 2022 the nātawihowin and mamawiikikayaahk Research Networks (SK-NEIHR) will host their first Annual Gathering. Due to the pandemic, we are still sorting out what will be possible within the province but hope to announce our plan sometime in early 2022.

This Gathering will highlight Indigenous Health Research in Saskatchewan and will be partnered with the Saskatchewan Indigenous Mentorship Network's Annual Gathering which highlights student research, provides workshops on Indigenous health research, and more. 


SK-IMN Annual Gathering

Stay tuned for details on the 2022 SK-IMN Annual Gathering!

August 24 - 26, 2021

The 2021 Gathering took place online via Zoom due to COVID-19. It was hosted over three days and brought together Indigenous students, faculty, and community researchers from across health and wellness fields. Participants joined from Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Edmonton and beyond. 

Student presentations took place daily, facilitated by faculty mentors. Each day featured movement breaks, two of which were led by Jenny Gardipy (PhD student, Indigenous Studies). 

Tuesday, August 24th featured a cooking class with Chef Dickie Yuzicapi of Sioux Chef Catering (pictured here). On Wednesday, August 25 Jacqueline Smith (MA student, Indigenous Studies) and Dr. Simon Lambert faciliated a trivia night. 

Each day we hosted a Lunch and Learn with guest speakers including Dr. D'Aragon, Dr. Henry, Dr. Gabel, and Nick Reymond. Click here to see the recorded webinars. 

No Annual Gathering took place in 2020 due to COVID-19. Instead we hosted an orientation session online in September 2020 for new and returning students.

First Nations University of Canada (Regina)
September 26-28. 2019

The 2019 Annual Gathering was a three day event that brought together Indigenous students, faculty, staff, and practitioners from across Health Science disciplines. We stayed in Kīsik Towers at the University of Regina and spent each day at the First Nations University campus.

Thursday, September 26 included a field trip to All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu'Appell, SK where we learned about the weaving of traditional and western medicine, their birthing unit, and more. Back in Regina, Dr. Angela McGinnis gave a presentation on the horse-human relationship and we met Boozhoo, a Lac La Croix Indigenous pony from The Red Pony Stands Ojibwe Horse Sanctuary.

Friday, September 27 included a BRRIC workshop hosted by the Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre, a presentation on Wellness Wheel from Dr. JoLee Sasakamoose, and a keynote address by Dr. Emma LaRocque. 

Saturday, September 28 included student presentations and faculty workshops. 

Wanuskewin Heritage Park (Saskatoon)
September 8-9, 2018

Our first Annual Gathering was attended by over 80 Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty, and community members with an interest in Indigenous health and wellness research. 

It included networking sessions, a keynote by Dr. Carrie Bourassa, and workshops from faculty and staff. These included: Addressing Mental Health and Resilience in Academia wtih Dr. Holly Graham, Walking in Both Worlds & Medicine Bag Making with Dr. Rose Roberts and Dr. Stryker Calvez, Graduate Studies Abroad with Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings, Working in Post-disaster Indigenous landscapes with Dr. Simon Lambert, and an introduction to program evaluation with Micheal Heimlick. We hosted a new investigator panel featuring Drs. Braden Te Hewi (UBC), Heather Foulds (USask), and Dr. Robert Henry (USask). 

Indigenous students Joseph Neapetung (Phsyiology & Pharmacology), Kate Elliott (Medicine), 
Dr. Adam McInnes (Engineering) presented on their research and cultural activities were hosted by Randy Morin, Ruth Cuthand, and Kate Elliott.