Welcome – Tawâw – Anīn šikwa
Taåyaå yahi – Taŋyáŋ yahípi
Amba wašté

Photo courtesy of Karen Schmidt

Welcome to the Acting Out website! We are happy you have found your way here. This project is brought to you in part by the Health Services department of the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC) which is part of Treaty #4 in Canada. FHQTC is comprised of the following eleven First Nations: Carry the Kettle, Little Black Bear, Muscowpetung, Nekaneet, Okanese, Pasqua, Peepeekisis, Piapot, Standing Buffalo, Star Blanket, and Wood Mountain.

FHQTC Health Services has entered into a partnership with researchers from the First Nations University of Canada, Concordia University, the University of Regina, and the Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre. Our research project offers arts-based workshops to youth to create the conditions in which youth become researchers themselves who examine the decisions they make that affect their health. The youth who have participated tell us that the workshops build self-confidence and self-esteem, AND they are fun! The workshops are remarkable outlets where our youth have provided a wealth of insight and examples of outstanding creativity and courage.  This research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).

With funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), FHQTC and our partners from the First Nations University of Canada, Concordia University, the University of Regina and the Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre are pleased to be able to offer arts-based workshops to youth that help them develop healthy decision-making skills. The workshops are remarkable outlets where our youth have provided a wealth of insight and examples of outstanding creativity and courage.

We are very happy you have found us so please feel free to stay awhile and explore this initiative by browsing through our site.

News & Events

Jun
15
The Acting Out! But In A Good Way research team members partnered with different schools from File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC) and Thom Collegiate to create the First Annual Arts Festival held at Payepot school located in Piapot First Nation. The school also contracted a number of First Nation artists including IPHRC Research Assistants,  Continue Reading »

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Jun
03
The Acting Out! But In A Good Way research project was recently featured in Degrees Magazine. The article showcased IPHRC research associates and assistants involved with the research project. Erin Goodpipe was a Grade 9 student at the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation School when she first participated in a week of workshops provided by the  Continue Reading »

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May
20
The Acting Out! But In A Good Way research project was featured in an article written by “So much of what we’re doing is helping youth find their voice,”-IPHRC Director Dr. Jo-Ann Episkenew commented in the article about the “Acting Out! But In A Good Way” research project which is working to help improve the  Continue Reading »

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