Pertice Moffitt, Manager, Health Research Programs at ARI's North Slave Research Centre is collaborating on a CIHR funded project. Welcoming the 'Sacred Spirit' (child): Connecting Indigenous and Western 'ways of knowing' to inform future policy partnerships to optimize maternal child health service delivery initiatives in remove Canadian regions looks to identify and describe existing maternal supports for Indigenous women in Canada. The project is led by Dr. Kellie Thiessen from the University of Manitoba and Elder Katherine Whitecloud.
Our priority at this time is the health of safety of the Aurora College/Aurora Research Institute community, as well as the larger NWT and research communities. In response to the global pandemic of COVID-19, the Western Arctic (WARC), North Slave (NSRC) and South Slave (SSRC) Research Centres are currently closed. All of the WARC research support and logistical services for outside researchers are suspended at this time.