The First Nations University of Canada launched some new Indigenous health research labs on its Regina campus today.

The President of the FNUC says the facilities, located in Regina, are helping contribute to Indigenous research across Canada.

Doyle Anderson says the labs will provide support for Indigenous researchers and community members conducting health research.

“The nature of our research is almost exclusively focused on community-based health research with First Nations and other indigenous communities and the proposed facility will provide much-needed infrastructure to support the existing partnerships with many First Nations and other indigenous communities across Saskatchewan and Canada.”

Project leader Dr. Carrie Bourassa says the labs will also attract youth to become engaged in post-secondary opportunities.

The labs were partially funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation.