At the Anisnabe Kekendazone (original knowledge) Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research (AK-NEAHR), we aim to build capacity for health research and planning in Aboriginal communities across Canada. We do this by supporting Aboriginal health researchers through fellowships and seed grants at masters, doctoral and post-doctoral levels, and by encouraging strong community leadership and participation in all research initiatives.
Our network hosts the Inuit Institute for Research and Planning, the first Inuit-oriented academic effort of its kind in Canada. We also help Aboriginal health researchers take part in national and international research collaborations relevant to the well-being of Aboriginal communities and attuned to their worldview.