Musical Facilitation with Native American Flute

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Vicki Kelly
Working Better Together Conference
February 19, 2015

Song copyright © 2015 by Vicki Kelly

The songs shared by Dr. Vicki Kelly (Anishinaabe and Métis Scholar and Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University) were part of the Working Better Together Conference on Indigenous Research Ethics that took place February 18-20th, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Dr. Kelly’s songs were created to respect and honour the ecology of place and that which was present in the moment. They were offered in the spirit of ethical relationality to what was being created by conference participants, grounding us within the living ethicalities that exist as part of our work, and towards nurturing new things into being.

The Working Better Together Conference on Indigenous Research Ethics 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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