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Indigenous Studies

This library guides outlines useful resources in support of various aspects of Indigenous Studies scholarship, particularly the Indigenous Studies program.

UVic Human Research Ethics

Research Ethics in the context of Indigenous Studies

The First Nations Information Governance Centre has established The First Nations principles of OCAP: Ownership, Control, Access and Possession. 

  • Ownership refers to the relationship of First Nations to their cultural knowledge, data, and information. This principle states that a community or group owns information collectively in the same way that an individual owns his or her personal information.
  • Control affirms that First Nations, their communities, and representative bodies are within their rights in seeking to control over all aspects of research and information management processes that impact them. First Nations control of research can include all stages of a particular research project-from start to finish. The principle extends to the control of resources and review processes, the planning process, management of the information and so on.
  • Access refers to the fact that First Nations must have access to information and data about themselves and their communities regardless of where it is held. The principle of access also refers to the right of First Nations communities and organizations to manage and make decisions regarding access to their collective information. This may be achieved, in practice, through standardized, formal protocols.
  • Possession While ownership identifies the relationship between a people and their information in principle, possession or stewardship is more concrete: it refers to the physical control of data. Possession is the mechanism by which ownership can be asserted and protected.

http://fnigc.ca/ocap.html

Research Ethics at UVic

"The Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) ensures that UVic research and research occurring in academic courses involving human participants or human biological materials meets the ethical standards required by Canadian universities and national regulatory bodies.

The research ethics staff can provide research ethics advice, education, and up-to-date regulatory information. We make presentations to classes and offer individual and project-specific guidance to you and your students."  (Taken from UVic's Human Research Ethics Board website: http://www.uvic.ca/research/conduct/home/regapproval/humanethics/)

Download UVic's Ethics forms and other information from their website

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