A new network aims to connect and support Indigenous scholars

November 16, 2018

Maclean's magazine spoke with Vanessa Ambtman-Smith PhD Candidate in Geography and Chantelle Richmond, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography about their involvement in the Indigenous Mentorship Network

The network includes 13 research institutions and a team of 70 researchers, trainees and community collaborators.

From the Maclean's article: At its core, the network aims to link young researchers with each other and with nationally recognized Indigenous scholars, some only five to 10 years older, who advise them on how to succeed in mainstream academia while incorporating traditional knowledge and practices in their research and improving the health of Indigenous communities. “What I am trying to do is foster in this next generation of students [the sense] that we need to not ask for permission to do the things we need to do,” says Richmond. “We just need to do it.”

Read the full Maclean's article here

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