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Co-chairs: Emmy Neuls (Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy)

Bonita Beatty (University of Saskatchewan)


When communities have the opportunity to drive the research agenda, the findings can provide crucial solutions for the community's own strategic planning, decision-making and public policy implementation. The process itself has the opportunity to add community and organizational capacity, while also the potential for mobilizing the knowledge for future innovations in wide ranging areas of economic development, health services and administration. While the process can be highly beneficial, the process can also be difficult to navigate.

How do we ensure communities have the opportunity to engage, drive and mobilize knowledge to continue to build Northern and Indigenous capacity? This panel provide lessons from Northern and Indigenous communities, researchers and programs that maintain the community as the driver for the research process.