The Waniska Centre has aspirations of reducing the HIV/HCV/STBBI inequities within and across Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and other parts of Canada. The Waniska Centre also wants to build up its own capacity to conduct research through partnerships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous experts in the field of Indigenous health and HIV/HCV/STBBI research. 

Indigenous insight and methods have already been reflected in the framework of certain research, such as the HIV/AIDS medicine wheel, created in 1992 by Leonard Johnston and Frederick Haineault after consultation with elders in Alberta. The Waniska Centre aims to be the home for traditional knowledge, to cultivate Indigenous and land-based research, HIV/HCV/STBBI interventions and bringing together knowledge from Indigenous groups, academics, care providers and trainees working to become the next generation of scholars and practitioners. 

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