Indigenous Digital Wellness: Indigenous Masculinity, Identity, and Wellbeing in Male Youth

Braden Te Hiwi

IHCLDP Associates Dr. Braden Te Hiwi and Dr. Ali McManus are collaborating on a new study to understand the affects that interacting within the digital world has on young Indigenous men’s health and wellness. In partnership with UBCO’s Aboriginal Programs and Services center the project team will engage young Indigenous men from the local school district in open sharing circle discussions about how interactions in the digital world shape who they are as Indigenous youths and the impacts that this may have on their health and wellness. This CIHR funded project is a preliminary phase of an Indigenous focused community-based participatory program that will look to create guidelines for Indigenous male youth to protect their health and wellness while they use the digital world for educational/recreational purposes.