A SHARED Future is a research program about reconciliation between knowledge systems; this premise is foundational in our work together as academics, industry experts, and community leaders. We see renewable energy as a platform for exploring reconciliation and moving towards healing our relationships with each other and the world around us.
Our work together began in 2016, when the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced a call for proposals for Team Grants to look at intersectoral partnerships (multi-party, multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary, multi-scalar) in environment and health. From this, 9 Teams were funded. Our team was funded to focus on Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and Two-Eyed Seeing.
The goal of our research program is to support thematically-linked projects across Canada that explore various types of intersectoral partnerships, with an overall focus on Indigenous Peoples’ leadership in renewable energy conservation, efficiency, and development. To date, our research program supports 9 projects across Canada that are all working to support or explore Indigenous-led renewable energy.
Our goal for A SHARED Future…
Bring forward stories of reconciliation and healing in intersectoral partnerships under the umbrella of renewable energy conservation, efficiency, and development.
Outcomes for A SHARED Future…
Bring to light new and restored understandings of integrative health by sharing our stories, resources, and tools with Indigenous and Settler governments, industries, ENGOs, universities, and beyond.
How will we achieve our goal for A SHARED Future?
Carry out a series of related projects, each of which are conceptually and methodologically framed around reconciliation and healing using renewable energy as our platform.
Our program of research – A SHARED Future – will support several thematically-linked projects across Canada that will study various types of intersectoral partnerships, with an overall focus on Indigenous peoples’ leadership in renewable energy conservation, efficiency, and development.
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The inaugural team meeting for “A SHARED Future” (Achieving Strength, Health, and Autonomy through Renewable Energy Development for the Future) took place across three days, hosted by T’Sou-ke Nation. It was the first meeting for this new program of research funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), a team grant responding to CIHR’s call for proposals to examine Environments and Health: Intersectoral Prevention Research. The meeting brought together Elders, Indigenous and Settler NGO representatives, and academics from across Canada to discuss A SHARED Future.