The in-person training module, entitled Building Research Relationships with Indigenous Communities (
“Indigenous people deserve to work with researchers who are properly equipped and ready to create reciprocal research relationships that provide real benefits back to our communities while acknowledging our rights to be self-determining,” said Cassandra Opikokew Wajuntah, director of IPHRC. “This training module is just one in a series of modules that we hope to create and deliver over the next two years for researchers, communities
An initial offering of the
“The fact that we have four Indigenous professionals with graduate degrees who have created a quality product that has been informed by Indigenous community voices and knowledge keepers is something to celebrate,” said Neal Kewistep, JSGS executive-in-residence and one of the advisors on the creation of the
While some researchers have been successful in building long-term relationships with Indigenous communities, many are often unsure about where to start and what they need to know due to geographic barriers, misinformation and a lack of training in respectful Indigenous engagement.
“Here we have the opportunity to provide the research community and those organizations that plan to work closely with Indigenous communities, with skills, knowledge and practical training that will enhance their work,” said Jackie Mann, SCPOR executive director. “Historical context
To address this,
“Created as a unique partnership between
Plans are also being made to develop future training modules to help Indigenous communities to understand their rights when engaging in research to continue closing the knowledge gap between Indigenous community partners and researchers.
To register for one of the modules, visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/building-research-relationships-with-indigenous-communities-training-module-registration-56430146086.
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