Reconciliation & Indigenous Research

NORDIK Institute was founded with the goal of supporting research and community development in Indigenous communities, and since its incorporation has worked in tandem with First Nations, Métis and urban Indigenous communities to build local capacity, promote cross-cultural education and learning, and challenge the injustices that flow from colonization. Below is a sample of the projects and research that have been undertaken in this spirit.

Development

Community Engagement Toolkit

Abstract:  The Community Engagement Toolkit was developed as an application to facilitate citizen participation and involvement, whether by community groups, researchers, local governments or others …

Community Strategic Planning Toolkit

Abstract:  A toolkit for strengths-based approach to strategic planning, encouraging participants to draw on their knowledge and understanding of their own community to identify assets …

HEALS – Training for North Shore Tribal Council (Healthy Eating, Active Living and Smoking Cessation)

Abstract: The North Shore Tribal Council’s Health Program provides ‘primary prevention’ health promotion services by collaborating with health workers in the 7 North Shore First …

Indigenous Youth Leading Youth: An Anti Racism Program

Abstract: In partnership with an Indigenous Youth Council, NORDIK has developed the innovative Indigenous Youth Lead Youth Anti-Racism Program. This important initiative is intended to …

Métis Nation Ontario Asset Mapping

Abstract:  The Metis Nation of Ontario’s Education and Training department delivers numerous services to the Metis population residing in Ontario.  This department is also responsible …

Serpent River First Nation EDC Strategy

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Urban Indigenous Youth for Change (UIYFC)

Abstract:  Urban Indigenous Youth for Change is a collaborative project focused on urban Indigenous youth aged 13 – 35 to embrace their role as change …

Research

Breathing Northwinds: Artist-led Sector Planning and Network Development in Northern Ontario

Abstract:  This research engaged artists in cross-sectoral partnerships to develop the cultural sector at the local and regional level. It increased awareness, participation, education and …

Debwewin Report

Abstract:  Debwewin, the eastern Ojibway Anishinaabe word for ‘truth’ or ‘to speak from the heart’, captures the essence behind this research that explores racism in …

The Paquataskamik Project

Abstract:  This was a community project in Fort Albany First Nation to promote activities that brought together youth, adults and elders in dialogue about land, …

Urban Aboriginal Economic Development in Sault Ste. Marie: Environmental Scan

Abstract:  In 2009, a ‘learning circle’ methodology was used to develop an Environmental Scan on Urban Aboriginal Economic Development (UAED) for Sault Ste. Marie.  The …

Welcoming Communities Initiative

Abstract:  NORDIK Institute, The Sault Community Career Centre, and the Welcoming Communities Initiative joined in partnership to produce a baseline survey to identify and eliminate …