Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Guidelines for Ethical Research in Indigenous Studies
For indigenous peoples it is essential that they be be participants in any research project that concerns them, sharing an understanding of the aims and methods of the research, and sharing the results of this work. At every stage, research with and about Indigenous peoples must be founded on a process of meaningful engagement and reciprocity between the researcher and the Indigenous people. It is important that the Institute's Guidelines for Ethical Research in Indigenous Studies embody the best standards of ethical research and human rights.The Guidelines include a statement of the principles of ethical research in Indigenous studies, followed by an explanation of each principle, accompanied by some practical applications. These practical points are not intended to be directive but are recommendations and suggestions to achieve the best standards of ethical research.