IPinCH Community-Based Initiatives
IPinCH-supported Community-Based Initiatives are located all over the globe. We fund seventeen initiatives, based in Australia, Canada, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, and the United States, working with groups such as the Inuvialuit, the Penobscot Nation, the Ainu, the Hopi Tribe, and the Moriori.
In the IPinCH Community-Based Initiatives (CBIs), our team members work closely with communities to investigate and address pressing cultural heritage challenges in specific contexts.
We value a collaborative approach and employ Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) methods that engage the community in all aspects of the research process. In our CBIs, communities determine the research goals, which form for the foundation for the initiative, including the practical and theoretical outputs. (For more information, see the bibliography on CBPR and Ethics).
After community review, the results of these initiatives will be made available to partner organizations and stakeholders, in order to assist them in refining their own policies and approaches.