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Indigenous Perspectives on Inclusion Regarding Disability

As part of our partnership with the University of Ottawa's LIFE Research Institute, Sodexo is financing a research project led by an interdisciplinary team of First Nations leaders and leading researchers in disability scholarship and practices to study:

  • perspectives on accessibility;
  • what does health and wellbeing mean across the lifespan;
  • policy or program changes to better reflect concerns and aspirations;
  • the role of sport, physical activity and recreation;
  • and, First Nations understandings and perspectives on disability.

Led by Tricia McGuire-Adams, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Ganandawisiwin (Good Health) Sovereignties – also from Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek in Robinson Superior Treaty territory, the community-driven research ‘Understanding health and wellbeing from an Indigenous disability perspective’ will be looking at First Nations perspectives and concerns to better understand them in relation to disability and how health and wellbeing is currently addressed.  

This research is made possible thanks to the valuable collaborative effort of a variety of leaders, among other, Dr. Wilton Littlechild, Commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, founder of the North American Indigenous Games and current Grand Chief of Treaty #6.

 

Click here to learn more about Sodexo’s partnership with the University of Ottawa’s LIFE Research Institute and the other two research projects.

February 17, 2021

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