Įnı̀ Gomǫò Whehdıı̀ Studentship recipient announced

Yellowknife (October 25, 2023) - Hotıì ts’eeda and Mental Health Research Canada are pleased to announce that Mallory Minerson is the recipient of the new Įnı̀ Gomǫò Whehdıı̀ Studentship. The studentship supports an NWT student to engage in mental health research during their studies.

Mallory Minerson is currently a doctoral student in Psychiatry at the University of Alberta. She lives in Inuvik, Northwest Territories and is Regional Clinical Supervisor for Mental Health and Addictions for the Beaufort Delta Region. Her research project, “Decolonizing Clinical Documentation and Related Language Praxis: Chart as Co-Created Narrative Guide”, will explore how the language used when interacting with mental health professionals impacts patient experience and outcomes.

"I am honoured and grateful to have received this studentship, and hope that my examination of the language we use in our clinical documentation and communication will serve to increase measures of health equity for all Northerners' mental health encounters." - Mallory Minerson, Recipient

“Hotii ts’eeda is pleased to support Ms. Minerson in this work, and we hope that her work helps contribute to a learning health system for the Northwest Territories.” - John B. Zoe, Governing Council Chair, Hotıì ts’eeda

“Mental Health Research Canada is delighted to support Ms. Mallory Minerson’s project, which we believe has the potential to positively impact the advancement of mental healthcare in the Northwest Territories communities.” - Barani Ganapathi, Grants and Studentships Manager, Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC)

Hotıì ts’eeda and Mental Health Research Canada congratulate Mallory, and look forward to supporting her in her work.

Įnı̀ Gomǫǫ̀ Whehdı̀ı means embracing spirit in the Tłı̨chǫ language. This name was given by Tłı̨chǫ Elders Rosa Mantla and Elder John B Zoe.

Inquiries can be directed to Rachel MacNeill:

Tel: 867-920-5517
Email: Rachel.macneill@tlicho.ca