Wâhkôhtowin: the governance of good community-academic research relationships to improve the health and well-being of children in Alexander First Nation

Gokiert, R.J, Willows, N.D, Georgis, R, Stringer, H and Alexander Research Committee, (2017) 'Wâhkôhtowin: the governance of good community-academic research relationships to improve the health and well-being of children in Alexander First Nation.' International Indigenous Policy Journal, 8 (2). ISSN 1916-5781

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Abstract

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a promising decolonizing approach to health and social sciences research with First Nation Peoples. In CBPR, the use of a community advisory committee can act as an anchoring site for trusting reciprocal relationships, collaborative decision-making, and co-learning and co-creation. Through a qualitative case study, this article illustrates the collective experiences of a well-established, multidisciplinary, and intersectoral committee that reviews, monitors, and guides multiple research projects in a First Nation community in Canada. Participants of the Alexander Research Committee (ARC) share examples of the value of fostering a high level of commitment to building both positive working relationships and learning spaces that ultimately result in research and policy impacts for their community.

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