Dr. Karen Kopciuk, along with Drs Angeline Letendre and Huiming Yang and Ms Reagan Bartel, is leading a research project entitled “Nishtohtamihk li kaansyr (Understanding Cancer): Cancer Screening, Outcomes and Experiences among Métis People in Alberta” that has received a one-year, $100,000 bridge grant through a priority announcement by the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health. This project, co-designed with Métis collaborators, will be examining cancer screening behaviours, attitudes, experiences among Métis Albertans since Indigenous people in Canada have higher rates of certain cancers than non-Indigenous people yet little is known about the reasons behind these lower rates. The project combines both Métis and Western principles and perspectives in all phases of the research and will provide new knowledge regarding where inequities and challenges exist. Barriers and facilitators of cancer screening will inform cancer screening program changes that will achieve cancer prevention goals for Métis people. The co-investigators on this project are Drs Janis Geary, Karen Goodman, Melissa Potestio and Ms A. James and collaborators Amy Colquhuon and Monica Schwann.