PURPOSE & HISTORY 

PURPOSE OF PEKE

“TOGETHER WE CAN ADDRESS HEALTH IN A WHOLISTIC WAY, PIMATIZIWIN, WALKING IN BALANCE.”

The PEKE Knowledge Keepers said, we are here together to ‘awaken the spirit’ so we can work towards the future of Manitoba First Nations, by sharing and collaboratively implementing effective health interventions that improve health, promote a positive outlook on the contribution of traditional, cultural and modern ways of healing in the pursuit of wholistic health.

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HISTORY

“TOGETHER WE CAN ADDRESS HEALTH IN A WHOLISTIC WAY, PIMATIZIWIN, WALKING IN BALANCE.”

The PEKE Knowledge Keepers said, we are here together to ‘awaken the spirit’ so we can work towards the future of Manitoba First Nations, by sharing and collaboratively implementing effective health interventions that improve health, promote a positive outlook on the contribution of traditional, cultural and modern ways of healing in the pursuit of wholistic health.

2014 November | FNHSSM submitted grant application to CIHR/Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples

 

2014 October | held the first Fall Feast with TKK, all PEKE Committee & Coordinating Committee Members, and CIHR Pathways staff.

 

2014 September | held the first PEKE Webinar

 

2014 August | Coordinator hired

 

2014 May | successful CIHR application

KTEA

We will build on and expand existing study/organization/ community-centric knowledge translation and exchange (KT&E) theories and strategies, to build an integrated KTEA infrastructure that:

  • Is guided by Indigenous knowledge;

  • Is informed by continuous quality improvement processes and developmental evaluation principles;

  • Crosses professional and organizational boundaries;

  • Is designed to meet the information exchange needs of communities, health service providers, researchers and decision-makers (the stakeholders);

  • Builds on the strengths and experience of our partners; and

  • Entrenches a transformative culture of effective integrated KTEA that relies on Indigenous knowledge-informed processes and mechanisms.

 

Using Cultural Protocol-Based Engagement and incorporating the OCAP principles, PEKE aims to:

  • Build relationships and establishing trust;

  • Use principles of FPIC, OCAP and ethical guidelines developed by CIHR and since adopted by the Tri-Council;

  • Develop a shared vocabulary and conceptual base90 which will require adapting KT&E theory to better fit Indigenous processes of knowledge creation, such as building on story telling traditions and experiential knowledge;

  • Develop a common understanding of context and of how to apply research findings; and

  • Develop action plans on how to best use the information shared, facilitating and monitoring uptake.

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