Section 1: Setting the Context


This section provides a brief background on ways research is evolving in Canada to be inclusive of, and responsible to, Indigenous voice, knowledge, and people. You will also see how recent institutional change processes are shaping how post-secondary institutions can support and lead changes in research processes.

Purpose of this section

This section looks at the various protocols and principles developed to bring Indigenous voice and expertise into collaborative research. Topics include:

  • Research with rather than research on Indigenous Peoples
  • Indigenous research approaches
  • Post-secondary processes shifting research practice

This section can take up to 2 hours to complete on your own. Some group activities can occur over an academic semester.


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Pulling Together: A Guide for Researchers, Hiłḵ̓ala Copyright © 2021 by Dianne Biin; Deborah Canada; John Chenoweth; and Lou-ann Neel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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