Indigenous Research Methods and Ethics

SUGGESTED READINGS AND PODCASTS

Reconciling Ethical Research with Metis, Inuit, & First Nations People by Dr. Lynn Lavallée (2016): video and slides

From the Lab to the Reserve: The Transformative Power of Community Engaged Scholarship by Dr. Lalita Bharadwaj (video)

Open forum on Indigenous research methodologies (2014)

See a report on our workshop Celebrating First Nations and Metis Research Partnerships and a seminar on Indigenizing research.

Ethics

OCAP Principles on First Nations ownership and control of, access to and possession of their data.

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Enigok projectresearcher application and research documents, including a sample research collaboration agreement template. Listen to a presentation by Leona Star of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, delivered at the St. Boniface Research Centre, Oct. 12, 2011. University of Manitoba’s Dr. Linda Larcombe also spoke about her experience of research partnerships with First Nations.

Tri-Council ethics guidelines on research involving First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. (webinar)

Canadian Institutes for Health Research on Aboriginal knowledge translation. (2009)

National Aboriginal Health Organization on Guidelines for Research Involving Inuit (2010)

National Aboriginal Health Organization on Principles of Ethical Métis Research

National Aboriginal Health Organization’s Privacy Policy (2009)

Health research involving First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and their communities (2014)

Te Ara Tika Guidelines for Maori Resarch Ethics: A Framework for Researchers and Ethics Commitee Members

Kwayask Itôtamowin: Indigenous Research Ethics (2005) by Willie Ermine, Raven Sinclair, and Madisun Browne

Methodology

Aboriginal research: Berry Picking and Hunting in the 21st Century (2004) by Kathy Absolon and Cam Willett

Aboriginalizing Methodology: Considering the Canoe (2002) by Peter Cole

Commentary: Research, Redskins and Reality (1991) by Vine Deloria Jr.

Coyote and Raven Go Canoeing: Coming Home to the Village (2006) by Peter Cole

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (1999) by Linda T. Smith

Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice (2001), edited by Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury

Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies (2008), edited by Norman K. Denzin, Yvonna S. Lincoln and Linda Tuhiwai Smith

For Indigenous Eyes Only – A Decolonization Handbook (2005) by  Angela W. Waziyatawin and Michael Yellow Bird

From Theory to Practice: Methodological and Ethical Issues for Research with First Nations Communities (2006) by Kim van der Woerd and David N. Cox

Indigenizing the Academy: Transforming Scholarship and Empowering Communities (2004), edited by ‪Devon A. Mihesuah and Angela C. Wilson (See chapter on “Warrior Scholarship”)

Memory Comes Before Knowledge: Research may Improve if Researchers Remember their Motives (1995) by Eber Hampton

Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing About American Indians (1998), edited by Devon A. Mihesuah (See chapter on “Grandmother to Granddaughter: Generations of Oral History in a Dakota Family”)

Peoplehood: A Model for the Extension of Sovereignty in American Indian Studies (2003) by Tom Holm, J. D. Pearson, and Ben Chavis

Profile of Metis Health Status and Healthcare Utilization in Manitoba by Patricia Martens et al (See Chapter 2 for Metis principles of Ownership Control Access and Stewardship in action)

Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision (2000), edited by Marie Battiste (See chapters on “Jagged Worldviews Colliding” and “Postcolonial Ghost dancing: Diagnosing European Colonialism”)

Rejecting, Revitalizing, Reclaiming: First Nations Work to Set the Direction of Research and Policy Development (2005) by Keely Ten Fingers

Research as Resistance: Critical, Indigenous and Anti-oppressive Approaches(2005), edited by ‪Leslie A. Brown and ‪Susan Strega.

Research Is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods (2008) by Shawn Wilson

‘Researching Together Differently’: Bridging the Research Paradigm Gap (2004) by Augie Fleras

Ten Principles Relevant to Health Research Among Indigenous Australian Populations (2012) by Leslie A. Jamieson et al.

Transformative Research and Evaluation (2009) by Donna M. Mertens

Trick(ster)s of Aboriginal Research: Or how to use Ethical Review Strategies to Perpetuate Cultural Genocide (2004) by Peter Cole

What is Indigenous Research Methodology? (2001) by Shawn Wilson

Wisdom Sits In Places – Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache (1996) by Keith H Basso

Background

Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity (2011) by Pamela D. Palmater

First Nations Education in Canada: The circle unfolds (1999), edited by Marie Battiste and Jean Barman (See chapter on “Aboriginal Epistemology”)

OCAP or Self-Determination Applied to Research: A Critical Analysis of Contemoporary First Nations Research and Some Options for First Nations Communities (2005), First Nations Research Centre

Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Triumph, Hope and Action (2010), edited by Jackie Hartley, Paul Joffe and Jennifer Preston

Resilience, an Evolving Concept: A Review of Literature Relevant to Aboriginal Research (2008) by John Fleming and Robert J. Ledogar

The Duty to Consult: New Relationships with Aboriginal Peoples (2009) by Dwight G. Newman

Understanding and Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, an Introductory Handbook (2011) by Prof. Brenda Gunn

Who are Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples? Recognition, Definition and Jurisdiction (2002), edited by Paul Chartrand

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