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
Cultural Competency Training
Delivering tailored workshops for researchers and policy makers.
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.
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.
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.