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Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN) launches new web site

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Compiled by Shari Narine
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
12
Year: 
2013

 

The Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network has launched its new Web site, www.uakn.org. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and the National Association of Friendship Centres has been co-leading the creation of the UAKN for several years. The goal of the UAKN is to create a research infrastructure that focuses attention on urban Aboriginal peoples concerns and contributes to a better quality of life for those living in cities and towns across the country. “By funding policy-relevant research as a collaborative effort between government, academics and community agencies, we hope to provide a community perspective while engaging all stakeholders in an ongoing dialogue regarding research needs. Ultimately, we will see strong progressive policy that affects change in a positive way,” said Jeff Cyr, NAFC executive director, in a news release. The network has received $2.5 million through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Grant over a five-year period.

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