Reflections on the Evolving Dialogue on Indigenous Research Ethics (Keynote Presentation)

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Marlene Brant Castellano
Working Better Together Conference
February 19, 2015

In this presentation, Mohawk Scholar Dr. Marlene Brant Castellano, Community Co-chair, Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University, reflects on her extensive experience in the evolution of Indigenous research ethics policy in Canada. 

Dr. Brant Castellano gave one of two keynote presentations on the topic of “Indigenous Concepts And Values Informing Contemporary Research Ethics In Canada” for the “Working Better Together Conference on Indigenous Research Ethics” that took place February 18-20th, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The conference brought together 80 community-engaged academic and community researchers, educators, practitioners, policy analysts and research administrators from across Canada to explore what it really means – and what it takes – to work collaboratively in Indigenous research.

The event was organized by the Intellectual Property in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project based at Simon Fraser University and co-sponsored by the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance and the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria, and the Ethics Program of the International Society of Ethnobiology Alliance for Biocultural Diversity. Major funding was provided through an Impact (Partnership) Award to the IPinCH project from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSRHC).

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