Together with our research partners, IRSI is working to co-create a framework for Indigenous, community-based research.
The vision for that Framework is:
TO PROVIDE A PROCESS THROUGH WHICH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES CAN BEGIN TO ASSERT OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL OVER THEIR DATA, INFORMATION AND RECORDS AND BE ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN RESEARCH ABOUT THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES, SHAPED BY (THEIR) DISTINCT WORLDVIEWS, CULTURAL CONTEXT(S) AND VALUES.
The Framework will be supported by three pillars:
- Principles of Engagement;
- Principles for Indigenous Data Governance; and
- Ethics specific to Indigenous research.
We have hosted a series of engagement gatherings, bringing together Indigenous and research communities, funding partners, faculty, staff and students so that their unique perspectives can inform the creation of the Framework and its supporting pillars. See the History section of this website for a list of events and gatherings held to date.