Calling All Wellness Warriors
The Peer Health Advocacy Wellness Network (PHAWN) has launched a network of individuals with lived experience in health challenges to support others with similar health challenges. The philosophy of peer support is that individuals have the knowledge of what is best for them and a strong desire to find a path to wellness. A Wellness Warrior guides a person as they search for that inner knowledge and reignite that hopeful desire. Each person is considered equal within the relationship where empathetic understanding and experiential learning is shared in a non-judgemental and supportive manner. Wellness Warriors focus on health and wellbeing rather than on illness and instability.
Wellness Wheel offers Practicum & Residency Opportunities for Students in:
- Health Studies
- Social Work
- Health Information Management
- & More!
Wellness Wheel offers several training modules for Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals, communities, organizations, researchers and their teams seeking to engage in Indigenous research.
Miyo-Pimastawin (In a Good Way): Engaging in the Research Relationship with Indigenous Communities
This module introduces Indigenous Health research for clinicians, faculty, researchers, health care providers, students, research and health organizations, and strives to facilitate increased competency and cultural response to Indigenous health research.
The Colonial Context
The Culturally Responsive Framework
Ethics and Policy
Historical context of Indigenous health
Examination of policies and frameworks guiding research with Indigenous communities such as the Cultural Responsiveness Framework (FSIN, 2013), OCAP®, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action (2015), Tri-Council Policy Statement Chapter 9 and; Saskatchewan Métis Research and Data Governance Principles
Engaging with Indigenous Communities
Identify ways to establish authentic relationships with Indigenous Peoples
Introduction to protocols at the individual level, the professional level (staff, health resources, tribal councils and organizations) and political level (Chief and council)