1. Support Indigenous community-based health research reflective of Indigenous values and priorities.

1.1. Systematic Reviews and Community Consultation on Research Priorities

1.2. Research Seed Grants


2. Develop an Indigenous Community-Based Health Research Network environment supporting Indigenous leadership and research-related organizations with existing and new research infrastructure and platforms.

2.1. Research Infrastructure (designing research protocols, developing research databases and data management systems, hosting OCAP® training and certification, establishing clear research ethics processes, hiring research coordinators, investing in communication technologies for research collaboration, etc.)


3. Augment awareness, capacity, and relevance of Indigenous health research that improves the health of Indigenous peoples.

3.1. Working with Manitoba’s Prairie Indigenous Knowledge Exchange Network (PIKE-Net) and other Indigenous Mentorship Network Program (IMNP) sites to learn wise practices and build on awareness-building activities.

3.2. Our Health Counts Network (OHC-Net), a national First Nation, Inuit, and Métis (FNIM)-led and governed training initiative that aims to train up to 100 self-identified FNIM epidemiologists/health information specialists over fifteen years

3.3. Capacity Building Workshops


4. Improve understanding of Indigenous health research and research paradigms through ethical and impactful partnerships with Indigenous communities, academics, research administrators, and policy and decision makers.

4.1. Workshops and Summer Institutes


5. Engage Indigenous communities to lead and conduct research and knowledge translation, exchange into action (KTEA) activities.


6. Engage researchers and Indigenous communities in regional, national, and international networking opportunities.

6.1. Regional (annual gatherings of partners and other Indigenous organizations in Manitoba, collaboration with the Manitoba Research Alliance, etc.)

6.2. National (collaborations with the First Nations Information Governance Centre, the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network, etc.)

6.3. International (collaborations with University of Antioquia in Colombia through the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Award, etc.)


7. Develop enduring Indigenous Research Lodges with sustainable mandates to build research capacity, conduct research, advance Indigenous research paradigms, and carry out KTEA activities.

7.1. Tri-Council Eligibility

7.2. Research Asset Inventory