The Kausattumi Grants Program (Kausattumi is Inuttitut for ‘the dawn’) is an initiative of the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network that will provide financial support to Indigenous undergraduate & graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers who are undertaking or are interested in undertaking Indigenous community-based health and wellness research. The Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network is a 5-year mentorship program funded by the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH) at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Network includes over 60 scholars, Elders, staff, students, community representatives, and health professionals.
Dr. Albert Marshall, Elder Advisor, Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources; Creator of the “Two Eyed Seeing” concept – Balancing Traditional Aboriginal Knowledge and Contemporary Science and Dr. Cheryl Bartlett, Professor Emerita, Cape Breton University; Member of the Order of Canada; Former Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Integrative Science & Former Director of the Institute for Integrative Science and Health along with Dr. Fred Wien, Professor Emeritus, Dalhousie University are the senior advisors for the Atlantic IMN network.
Academic Mentors from Cape Breton University include:
- Mary Beth Doucette, Aboriginal Business Studies;
- Emily Root, School of Arts and Social Sciences;
- Tuma Young, Indigenous Studies, Unama’ki College;
- Stephen Augustine, AVP-Indigenous Affairs, Unama’ki College;
- Dana Mount, Unama’ki College Research Group;
- Kathy Snow, Unama’ki College Research Group; and
- Deanne van Rooyen, Unama’ki College Research Group.
Eligible applicants must be First Nations, Métis, or Inuit and must be undertaking research with the supervision of an Indigenous or allied health scholar at a post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada.
Deadline to Submit Applications: June 1st, 2018 (9pm ATL)