The Indigenous Mentorship Network of the Pacific Northwest (IMN-PN)

Who We Are: The Indigenous Mentorship Network of the Pacific Northwest (IMN-PN) is a network of Indigenous and allied students, researchers, academics, professionals and communities across British Columbia and the Yukon. Our Mentors and Mentees have expertise and experience in Indigenous wellness research. Our understanding of wellness research is holistic, encompassing a broad range of disciplines and methodologies that contribute to wellbeing among Indigenous peoples, communities and collectives.

What We Do: We come together to support Indigenous students to pursue:
• Indigenous wellness research and knowledge translation
• Academic, cultural and professional mentorship
• Experiential learning and training activities
• Local, national and international networking
• Financial support for research and travel

Our Approach: IMN-PN creates and maintains an ‘Action-Learning Circle’ of traditional and innovative supports for Mentees. We embrace an ‘Cascade Mentorship Model’ that promotes reciprocal relationships and provides Mentees with opportunities to develop and practice mentorship of those who are more junior in training or career trajectories. We prioritize Indigenous Knowledge, decolonizing methodologies, Two-Eyed Seeing, a strength-focus, and Indigenous community-engaged research.

More information can be found on our webpage at www.uvic.ca/circle/network