Insights from the Poverty Action Research Project
Pursuing Well-being: Lessons from the First Nation Poverty Action Research Project Report is being shared at an important time in our history, as we come to grips with achieving reconciliation. How do we support First Nations in their search for the achievement of a good life in all its dimensions? This plenary session reports on a multi-year project that has linked an academic team from across Canada and the University of Arizona with the Assembly of First Nations. The Project Team has worked with five First Nations from different parts of Canada in the development of strategic plans to advance community health and well-being, and to assist in the implementation of those plans. This session will outline the key insights derived from the project, as illustrated by work in two of the First Nations.
Fred Wien, Dalhousie University; Warren Weir, Vancouver Island University; Wanda Wuttunee, University of Manitoba; Representatives from AFN, T’it’q’et and Misipawistik Cree Nation
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The Poverty Action Research Project is funded
by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
(Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health and the
Institute of Population and Public Health). It
represents a partnership between the Assembly
of First Nations and an academic research team
with the lead based at Dalhousie University.