The Chiefs of Keewaytinook Okimakanak created the Research Institute (KORI) to develop a network of community researchers to conduct and promote priority research issues in their First Nation communities. KORI supports community-driven research through training and mentorship along with academic partners across Canada. The KO Research Institute's mandate is to change the way First Nation research is conducted within its sphere of influence so that the leadership has the information it needs to make decisions.

Contact KO Thunder Bay Offices (KORI) Ph: 807.766.8442 Fx: 807.768.4817
Research Director, Franz Seibel, 877.737.5638 X 1221 franz.seibel(at)knet.ca

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The Lands Offices are supported by vairous provincial ministries (MAA, MNR, MTC, MEDT, MNDM) who provide funding for community-based projects and technical support.