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Thu, May 09

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Virtual Event

BILINGUAL: Portaging through Research with an Indigenous Youth Advisory Committee

Join Community-Based Research Canada in this E-Learning Event within our "Young People in Community-Based Research" series, highlighting community-based research projects, models, and processes that exemplify participatory engagement of young people in research.

BILINGUAL: Portaging through Research with an Indigenous Youth Advisory Committee
BILINGUAL: Portaging through Research with an Indigenous Youth Advisory Committee

Time & Location

May 09, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Virtual Event

Guests

About the Event

Community-Based Research Canada presents “Young People in Community-Based Research”: our winter 2024 e-learning series. This series will highlight community-based research projects, models, and processes that exemplify participatory engagement of young people in research. An important hallmark of community-based research is that the research is participatory, meaning it involves authentic and meaningful participation of stakeholders in all phases of the research. When research has impacts on the lives of young people, participatory research would involve authentically engaging young people in the planning, design, implementation, and dissemination of research. Within this series we will hear about engaged models and processes for research, as well as research projects that have been driven by young people.

Webinar: "Portaging through Research with an Indigenous Youth Advisory Committee"

Note: this event will be billingual, with presenters speaking both English and/or French with translation to English.

This conversation will highlight the journey of an Indigenous youth advisory committee in the context of the Quebec Youth Research Network Chair: Indigenous Stream. Over the past 5 years, we have created spaces for youth to express and explore their expertise and agency. As experts of their own realities, they share how their individual and collective journeys unfold and generate meaning-making through the creation of a visual. We discuss the significance of voice, space, audience, and influence in the context of working with youth, organizations, and researchers. These spaces have generated novel understandings of research as relational and transformational opportunities. Much like a portage, community-based research is cyclical, relational, a place where everyone seeks their roles and responsibilities.

Presenters:

Natasha Blanchet-Cohen, Cotitulaire, Chaire-réseau jeunesse du Québec, Associate Processor, Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University

Véronique Picard, Cochercheur, Chaire-réseau jeunesse du Québec

Alicia Ibarra-Lemay, Cochercheur, Chaire-réseau jeunesse du Québec

TBD, member(s) of the youth advisory committee

Natasha Blanchet-Cohen a obtenu son doctorat (Ph.D) en éducation de l’Université de Victoria en 2006 et depuis 2009 professeure au Département des sciences humaines appliquées à l’Université Concordia. Elle est directrice du programme de deuxième cycle de travail auprès des jeunes et titulaire du volet autochtone de la Chaire réseau jeunesse. En tant que chercheure interdisciplinaire et engagée, elle cumule plus de 25 ans dans la recherche partenariale autour de l’engagement des jeunes, privilégiant un métissage entre la recherche, l’intervention et la coconstruction de connaissances. Elle est membre du Réseau de recherche et de connaissances relatives aux peuples autochtones (DIALOG), ainsi que de l’Observatoire Jeunes et Société. Ses intérêts de recherche s’articulent autour de l’agentivité des jeunes, ainsi que la prise en compte du point de vue des jeunes en ce qui concerne la prestation et l’organisation de services culturellement sécurisants et fondés sur les droits.

Véronique Picard est Huronne-Wendat de la communauté de Wendake. Elle a obtenu son baccalauréat en 2014 et sa maîtrise en 2016 en criminologie à l’Université de Montréal. Son début de carrière s’est fait en milieu policier, mais elle s’est rapidement jointe à l’équipe de Femmes Autochtones du Québec, puis de Montréal Autochtone, afin de travailler avec et pour les populations autochtones du Québec. Ses valeurs sont enracinées dans son identité autochtone et Wendat et elle croit fortement en la nécessité de les faire transparaitre dans ses fonctions. Son rôle au sein de la Chaire-réseau Jeunesse permet de coordonner les différents milieux et partenaires, dans le but de mieux répondre aux objectifs fixés par celle-ci.

Véronique Picard is Huron-Wendat of the community of Wendake. She obtained her BA in 2014 and her MA in 2016 in Criminology at the University of Montréal. She started her career working with the police, but she quickly joined the team of Quebec Native Women, then Native Montreal, to work with and for the Indigenous peoples of Quebec. Her values ​​are deeply rooted in her Indigenous and Wendat identity and she’s a strong believer in bringing them into her work. Her role within the Youth Network Chair allows for the coordination of different partners, in order to better meet the objectives set by the Chair.

Alicia is Kanien’kehá:ka from the community of Kahnawà:ke. She started her educational career in the field of Special Care Counselling, working with children with developmental disabilities, adults in a mental health facility and then mother’s and their children in a women’s shelter. Her passion has always been to work with people and help in any way that she could. She got to experience this working at Native Montreal in the Indigenous language program, education program and child program where she got to work and meet various people searching to reconnect with themselves and their Indigenous ancestry. Which led her to pursue further studies at Concordia University in the programs of First Peoples Studies and Child Studies in the hopes to better help Indigenous people.

Alicia est Kanien’kehá:ka de la communauté de Kahnawà:ke. Son parcours de formation a débuté dans le domaine de l’éducation spécialisée, en oeuvrant auprès d’enfants atteints de déficiences développementales, auprès d’adultes dans un centre de santé mentale et ensuite dans un refuge pour femmes et leurs enfants. Apporter du soutien auprès de personnes dans le besoin a toujours été une passion pour elle. Ces expériences ont été mises à profit lors de la poursuite de ses études dans les programmes en Langues autochtones, en Éducation et en Enfance, offerts à Montréal Autochtone, où elle a pu travailler et rencontrer diverses personnes désirant reprendre contact avec elles-mêmes ainsi qu’avec leurs racines autochtones. Ce parcours de formation se poursuit à l’Université Concordia au sein des programmes d’Études des peuples autochtones et d’Études de l’enfant dans l’espoir de mieux venir en aide aux personnes issues des peuples autochtones.

*This event is intended for CBRCanada members only. If you are employed, studying, or affiliated with any CBRCanada member institution/organization, you are already considered a member. If you are unsure if your institution is covered, learn more here. Individuals whose institution is not on this list are welcome to register as an an individual member. We value community participation and have a free membership option for registered community mobilizers.

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