Memorial University is leading a huge project called the "IndigeLab Network." They got a significant amount, $2.5 million grant to make it happen over seven years. Dr. Max Liboiron is leading the project, and they've got 18 researchers from Canada and the U.S. working together. Their main goal is to bring Indigenous ideas into labs by sharing a lot of knowledge, exchanging ideas in labs, and having special programs with elders and artists. They're expecting more than 300 students to get involved, especially those who are just starting their careers. The money they got is crucial for helping to set up things they need for their work. But it's not just about the money; it's also about creating a community that includes people from different generations and genders in the Indigenous community. The network wants to make labs in Canada and the U.S. better for different ways of doing Indigenous research. They're teaming up with groups like The Carpentries to make sure Indigenous data is respected in how they teach about it. More than just working together, they want to be a real center for Indigenous-led work in labs. For the next seven years, the IndigeLab Network aims not only to help people work together but also to be a place that inspires and strengthens Indigenous-led research.
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