What does Hotıì ts'eeda do?
Hotıì ts'eeda is a connector: connecting researchers with communities, Indigenous organizations, and NWT health research priorities. The Unit supports and facilitates health research according to requirements set by its funder, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and its stakeholders.
What is patient-oriented research?
Patient-oriented research is research that engages members of the community as partners in every step of the research process. Hotıì ts’eeda avoids using the term “patient”, rather, we use the term community member to reflect the influence of health and wellness on the whole community. Patient-oriented research prioritizes community needs and interests and aims to use research results to make improvements in the health of individuals. This involves connecting with stakeholders throughout the entire health ecosystem, including community health practitioners, organizations and policymakers.
How does Hotıì ts'eeda work?
Our staff is embedded within three NWT Indigenous Governments: the Tlicho Government, the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and the Gwich’in Tribal Council. This decentralized team works under the direction of a Scientific Director and a Governing Council, which includes a majority of Indigenous Governments.
How is Hotıì ts'eeda governed?
Hotıì ts'eeda has a Governing Council which is made up of representatives of the Tlicho Government, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Gwich’in Tribal Council, Deline Got’ine Government, the Department of Health and Social Services and the University of Alberta Indigenous and Global Health Group. John B. Zoe, Senior Advisor to the Tlicho Government, is the Chairperson.
The Governing Council has both permanent members who are making considerable contributions to the Unit, and rotating members to ensure all stakeholders have an opportunity to participate in the Governing Council.
What does Hotiì t’seeda mean?
The word "Hotiì t’seeda" comes from the Tłı̨chǫ language. It speaks about peace and wellbeing in mind, body and spirit, about moving beyond diplomacy to true collaboration so that when we part ways we leave each other in a state of grace.