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.
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).
The Researcher Capacity Development (RCD) program provides university and college researchers working in the Northwest Territories (NWT) with funding to hire NWT residents to work on their research projects. This program helps researchers hire Indigenous and local residents to do research in the NWT, with the goal of building research skills and experience among NWT residents.
The Strategic Priorities Program (SPP) provides support to activities and initiatives that address the strategic priorities of Hotıì ts’eeda and its partners. Examples can include training and professional development; attendance at scientific conferences; and, program development. The fund will also support initiatives that further Indigenous and NWT health and wellness, including research capacity, community engagement, and knowledge translation. Methods can be scientific, artistic, Indigenous methodologies, and innovative approaches.