IPinCH: The Next Generation Webinar
Dec 10, 2015

A group of IPinCH team members from across the globe gathered together online and in person at Simon Fraser University to showcase some of the innovative projects and programs that are picking up where IPinCH is letting off.

DNA and Indigeneity Public Symposium
Oct 22, 2015 - Oct 24, 2015

Exploring the promise and perils of using biological and genetic information to inform understandings of Indigenous identity.

Working Better Together — Conference on Indigenous Research Ethics Photo K. Dobb
Feb 18, 2015 - Feb 20, 2015

From February 18-20th, community-engaged academic and community researchers, educators, practitioners, policy analysts and research administrators gathered in Vancouver, British Columbia to explore what it really means – and what it takes – to work collaboratively in Indigenous research.

SFU President's Dream Colloquium on Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage
Jan 08, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015

One of Canada’s greatest challenges, both today and for the future, concerns the protection of tangible and intangible heritage. A society’s identity, sense of place, and wellbeing are intrinsically tied to its heritage. 


Nov 06, 2014 - Nov 08, 2014

IPinCH hosted its final team gathering in Vancouver from November 6-8, 2014. This was a great opportunity for team members to get together to share their research findings and to reflect on the successes and challenges of the IPinCH project as a whole.

Apr 02, 2014

Questions about who “owns” or has the right to benefit from Indigenous heritage are at the core of ongoing political, economic, and ethical debates taking place at local, national, and international levels. When it comes to research in this area, Indigenous peoples have typically had little say in how studies related to their heritage are managed. Increasingly though, efforts are being made to decolonize research practices by fostering more equitable relationships between researchers and Indigenous peoples, based on mutual trust and collaboration.

Jan 31, 2014

The IRMACS Centre's Research Masterclass Series features prominent SFU researchers telling the story of their research path and the "best practices" and tips they learned along the way - how they came to be interested in the topic, how their research directions have changed over the years, shifts in direction, who their collaborators are and how they developed these collaborations.


May 31, 2013 - Jun 01, 2013

The Cultural Tourism Working Group organized a community-based cultural tourism workshop and panel during the Stó:lo People of the River Conference, hosted by the Stó:lo Nation, in Chilliwack, B.C. 

Commodification Workshop
May 02, 2013

When Indigenous cultural heritage is turned into commodities, issues of appropriation are inevitably raised, along with debates surrounding identity, property, and sovereignty.


Transforming Colonial Categories? Workshop
Jan 27, 2012 - Jan 28, 2012

Considering the meaning of customary law and its relationship, both in theory and in practice, to legal pluralism, cultural heritage and intellectual property rights.


Intellectual Property and Indigeneity: International Policy Making Between Neoli
Sep 23, 2010

Should indigenous peoples seek intellectual property protection? What are the alternatives?