First Peoples First Person

First Peoples First Person is a national research and intervention network focused on improving the wellness and mental health of Indigenous peoples.

The First Peoples - First person Indigenous Hub will play a central research, policy, and knowledge dissemination role in partnering with Indigenous peoples of Canada to realize the potential for vast improvements in wellness, healing, mental health, and addictions supports and services. The goal of the Indigenous Hub is to build a comprehensive national research and intervention network based on Indigenous intelligence. We are striving for a wise and conscientious embodiment of exemplary knowledge, that uses culture based knowledge in a beneficial and meaningful way. We endeavour to promote wellness, guide research strategies, and ultimately develop interventions to prevent and treat depression, as well as other forms of mental illness and distress. We are one of seven hubs under the umbrella of the Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network (CDRIN). Our hub partners are the ThunderBird Partnership Foundation, First Peoples Wellness Circle, University of Saskatchewan, Lakehead University, Dalhousie University, and University of Alberta

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