The award will fund the project, Actualizing Indigenous Data Sovereignty Principles, which aims to bring equity to HELP’s data and knowledge sharing processes, fostering research and evidence-based decision-making to enhance the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children.
Over the past two decades, the Aboriginal Steering Committee (ASC) at HELP has continued to support a deeper understanding of the social, environmental, and cultural determinants of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis children’s health and wellbeing.
This month, we sat down with Kinwa Bluesky (Senior Manager, Indigenous Initiatives) to learn more about her journey to HELP, her current research as a PhD candidate with the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law, as well as her hopes for Indigenous families and children, both in BC and beyond.
First established in 2003, the Aboriginal Steering Committee (ASC) at HELP is made up of community members with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit ancestry, including Elders. ASC members are vital to ensuring that HELP’s research has meaning for, and is consistent with, First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities’ objectives and intentions for their children and … Continued