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Research involving Indigenous Peoples and communities

The nature and extent of meaningful engagement should be determined jointly by the relevant individuals or communities and the research team and appropriate to community characteristics and the nature of the research.

Engagement must start at the very beginning of planning, in developing the research question itself and continue throughout the remainder of the research process.

Applicants whose research involves and engages with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples or other Indigenous nations, communities, societies or individuals must consult and consider the concepts, principles and protocols in the College and Community Innovation (CCI) guide for research involving Indigenous Peoples and communities.

Examples of best practices and forms of meaningful engagement that might be appropriate for various types of research are also available in the guide.

We encourage you to contact your institution for additional resources, policies and guidance.

All committee members reviewing applications that involve Indigenous Peoples, communities or individuals are also expected to consult and consider the same concepts, principles and protocols or other similar guidance.

Where possible, CCI program staff will ensure that reviewers on these applications have experience or expertise in research involving Indigenous Peoples or communities.

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