Hotıì ts’eeda is a research support unit hosted by the Tłı̨chǫ Government, and governed primarily by Northwest Territories (NWT) Indigenous Governments. Hotıì ts’eeda connects NWT organizations, and communities with researchers and funding to achieve health research and training goals. It is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Programs and Services
Community Researcher Capacity Development (CRCD)
Building research skills among NWT individuals and communities.
The Community Researcher Capacity Development (CRCD) program provides eligible NWT organizations with funding to hire Indigenous and NWT residents to do research in the NWT, as a way to build local research skills and experience. Applicants must be NWT Indigenous governments, treaty or land claim organizations, their affiliated research institutes or programs, and NWT organizations with a health-related research or program mandate.
Cultural competency is fundamental to ensuring that Indigenous communities can play a meaningful role in health and wellness research. Hotıì ts'eeda offers fee-for-service cultural competency workshops that can be tailored to client needs, increasing and improving understanding of the past and current impacts of colonization to inform better policy and decisions.
The Edets’seèhdzà Studentship supports an Aurora College student to be involved in health research during their studies. The award provides a $20,000 stipend for students interested in participating in a health research project over the summer months (full-time) or during the school year (part-time).
Hotıì ts’eeda is providing graphic facilitator training as a way to support local employment and contribute to knowledge translation capabilities in the NWT that can be used not only in communicating health research and results, but also the collaborative development of priorities in the health field and beyond. Graphic recording is the real-time translation of conversations or presentations into visual information. Graphic recorders do three things simultaneously: listen for key ideas; synthesize ideas; and, document them in visual form.
Hotıì ts’eeda works with data holders to help researchers, Indigenous governments, and other partners locate, access and work with socio-economic and health data in ways that respect Indigenous data sovereignty. Hotıì ts’eeda actively participates in the Canadian Data Platform, and promotes transfer of expertise from other jurisdictions to the Northwest Territories.
Indigenous evaluation is about ensuring programs and research are done well by using methods influenced by Indigenous ways of knowing. Hotıì ts'eeda facilitates training and provides advice to partners and researchers to help them develop and apply Indigenous research methodologies that will work for their communities and organizations.
Knowledge translation is using a variety of methods to ensure that research results can more effectively impact programs, policies and practices in ways that align with the needs and interests of communities and residents.
Hotıì ts'eeda provides a range of information, research and advisory services to researchers and research projects across the NWT. Hotıì ts'eeda can provide project-specific advice on how to approach research projects to increase their success and impact and provides support to research demonstration projects in the NWT with a focus on initiatives that will result in improving health services in areas such as Indigenous evaluation, health system research, or health program design.