Ethical Guidelines

In the last two years, we have been learning about the different ethical principles corresponding to each of our partner communities and the interplay of these principles with the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical conduct for research involving First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples that govern the grant in general.

These Indigenous ethical principles have provided us with great insight about how research activities and philosophies are framed for the communities adopting them.  We hope to continue learning about these principles and their practical applications as our partnerships deepen with each community, and ultimately share our learnings with our funders, other organizations and researchers.

Some of the principles we are working with include:

OCAP: Ownership, Control, Access and Possession

USAI: Utility, Self-Voicing, Access and Inter-relationality (PDF)

Principles of research from an Inuit perspective

Fact sheets published by Inuit Tuttarvingat (The Inuit-specific centre for the National Aboriginal Health Organization)

The Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network's Ethical Guiding Principles (PDF)