National Post: Award winning work done by Winnipeg Indigenous knowledge app developer

By Dave Baxter

Dr. Moneca Sinclaire, a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) and a post-doctoral health researcher at the University of Manitoba, was honoured with the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Indigenous, for the work she has done to create an app that will allow Indigenous communities to keep more control over their own records and data. “Due to past historical events, many of the chiefs and council members have questions about who’s going to own their data and what’s going to be done with it,” Sinclaire said in a press release. “A big part of our role is to assure them that we’re trying to do research differently, not from the same Western perspective, but research that’s for Indigenous people, by Indigenous people.”

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