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Investigating a cure for cancer using Indigenous traditional healing systems

Examining the experiences of different Indigenous communities across the Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig Health Access Centre (WNHAC) service area in northwestern Ontario can help mitigate cancer risk and improve prevention and treatment. To do so, researchers at Lakehead University are leading a research project in collaboration with traditional knowledge holders and WNHAC.

According to the Kenora Miner & News, the project will leverage mixed-method practices that privilege Indigenous ways of knowing and being to implement and explore traditional land-based healing activities to treat cancer. The project will also take a holistic approach by looking at the experiences of different Indigenous communities across WNHAC’s service area to provide suggested outcomes for cancer risk and prevention.

Other Ontario postsecondary partners, including researchers from Laurentian University, Nipissing University and the University of Toronto, will also collaborate on the project.

For more information, visit Lakehead University.