Ten projects will be receiving grants of $250,000 each from the Indigenous Innovation Initiative through its Advancing Indigenous Gender Equality through Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship program. It is currently the only dedicated funder of Indigenous innovation in Canada.
Topic: Indigenous economy
Indigenous peoples and their potential $100-billion economy must be partners in Canada’s economic future, experts told the Empire Club of Canada webinar held on April 20.
On July 27, the Reconciling Ways of Knowing Forum launched its first dialogue on the need for reconciliation between Indigenous and Western scientific ways of knowing: “The purpose of this dialogue is to find our way forward together, by respecting both ways of knowing.”
One-third of Canada’s Indigenous workers are in jobs facing a high risk of automation, according to a new report; CED will invest $16.4 million in 46 homegrown Quebec businesses and organizations; the New Frontiers in Research Fund awards grant create an (AI)-enabled capsule capable of diagnosing gastrointestinal cancers; and more.
Canada’s Tri-Council of major government funding agencies and Indigenous partners across the country have co-developed a new Indigenous research strategic plan. The plan, which proposes a new interdisciplinary research and research screening model, represents a significant new approach by the federal government and a contribution to reconciliation. With implementation starting this spring, the strategy aims to ensure Indigenous peoples lead and control any research involving them.