Welcome to Biidwewidam Indigenous Masculinities

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The Biidwewidam Indigenous Masculinities (BIM) project is committed to building research capacity around Indigenous masculinities and identities with the intent of contributing to the health and wellness of Indigenous communities and peoples. This project is a collaborative effort, between Aboriginal organizations, scholars working in Canadian Universities, and Indigenous communities. It is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC). Community partners include the OFIFC and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN).

The primary goal of the BIM project is to build partnerships and a network between academic researchers (including students), Aboriginal organizations, social policy analysts, Indigenous Elders, youth and front-line service providers to explore what exists in terms of research, programming and traditional/historical perspectives on Indigenous masculinities, identities and achieving minobimaadiziwin. Out of this work we will develop resources, policy recommendations and a proposal for future research and programming.

 

  • 10.07.12 BIM >> RECENT STORIES
    Allison Piché – M.A. Candidate
    Department of Native Studies
    University of Saskatchewan

    Inspired Minds: All Nations Creative Writing Program at Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre

    A creative writing program for inmates at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre (SCC), Inspired Minds: All Nations Creative Writing Collective is the result of an ongoing partnership between Diann Block, Cultural Coordinator for SCC, Dr. Nancy Van Styvendale (Dept. of English, UofS...

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  • 10.07.12 BIM >> RECENT STORIES

    Where do you go for support when you are seen as a criminal or a gang member? How do you begin to change your life around when you have been a part of a gang lifestyle from an age as young as 10? These questions have been asked by some Indigenous gang members as they try to remove themselves from the street gang lifestyle. The reality is that there are very few...

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BIIDWEWIDAM INDIGENOUS MASCULINITIES

Biidwewidam will serve as the theoretical lens in which to understand how programs are assisting Aboriginal men to re/gain positive lifestyles.

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