Research Involving Indigenous Peoples and Communities in Canada - Community Engagement Plan
In support of a commitment made by Nipissing University in 2010, faculty, students and staff researchers may request support from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives when their research involves Indigenous peoples and communities. The Office of Indigenous Initiatives may provide support, assistance and advice, where appropriate.
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives requests that researchers engaging with Indigenous peoples and communities:
- Become familiar with "Research Involving First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada, Chapter 9 in the Tri-Council Policy Statement 2: Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans.
- Initiate dialogue with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives about the proposed research, including steps taken by the researcher to build relationships and their plans for engagement with Indigenous peoples and/or communities.
- Complete and sign “Research Involving Indigenous Peoples and Communities in Canada, Community Engagement Plan” and submit one e-copy and two printed copies of this plan - together with evidence of formal community consent and (where the community wishes) an intellectual property agreement – to the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, allowing four weeks for review. The Office of Indigenous Initiatives may request minor amendments or provide suggestions for strengthening engagement with the community or communities. Submit e-copy to email@example.com
- Notify the Office of Indigenous Initiatives regarding modifications to the Community Engagement Plan and requests for renewal. Complete the “Research Involving Indigenous Peoples and Communities in Canada, Community Engagement Plan,” indicating modification request on the form and submit supporting documentation.
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives will notify researchers via email once the Community Engagement Plan has been found satisfactory.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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