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Welcome to the Indigenous Research Website

Because research takes us into the realm of the unknown, there may be risks to those involved, both at the individual and community level. As history has repeatedly demonstrated, this is particularly true of Indigenous people. Harm has come, both to individuals and communities, from participating in research projects. Therefore it is especially important that those interested in doing Indigenous research fully understand their responsibilities. In this respect, we concur with the general policies of the Tri Council Research Secretariat, that is, that researchers need to follow three core principles when doing Indigenous research: respect for people and their community, concern for the welfare of individuals and their communities and commitment to upholding justice through the research activities.

Our goal is to help students and faculty understand how they might think about, learn about, design and carry out the research with Aboriginal peoples and their communities. To this end, we hope to provide interested parties, including graduate students, with some basic information and guidelines regarding ethics, research protocols, and research methodologies that are relevant to undertaking research with Aboriginal peoples and their communities. It is our hope that this information, while incomplete, will provide those interested in doing research with Indigenous people with basic information that will allow them to carry out their research in an ethical fashion, in ways that help Indigenous people strengthen their communities.

Statistics Canada Aboriginal Peoples Data Information Session

Speaker: Representatives from Statistics Canada
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Time: 10am - 12pm (light snacks and refreshments provided)
Location: Escalus Room, MacEwan Conference Centre (Mac Hall)

Space is limited. Please register online to attend this event.

Statistics Canada will present an information session on the data from two recent surveys; the 2012 Aboriginal People’s Survey and the 2011 National Household Survey. The 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey focused on education and employment experiences of Aboriginal people living off-reserve. The 2011 National Household Survey focused on age, living arrangements of children, languages, educational attainment and employment, and income and housing.