Indigenous Initiatives

Indigenous Canadians experience greater challenges living with spinal cord injury than the rest of the population. Praxis works with Indigenous and research communities to better understand these challenges and collaborate to find solutions.

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Photo of Richard Peter, Praxis Indigenous Peoples' Liaison

“As Indigenous Peoples’ Liaison, I connect the deep knowledge of Indigenous communities to SCI research and care. Building partnerships is key now – we’re all here to support one another. We can work together to build a better, a more fair future for Indigenous peoples and people with SCI.” – Richard Peter

Two researchers examining a wheel innovation for a wheelchair

Fireside Chat on Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

Praxis hosted an intimate Fireside Chat facilitated by Praxis Indigenous Peoples’ Liaison Richard Peter to discuss some of the challenges Indigenous people with SCI face.

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