Indigenous Research Ethics and Protocols is a module of the Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj Learning Pathway.

This three-webinar series aims to help researchers, team members, and patient partners acquire skills to respectfully engage Indigenous peoples and communities in health research in the spirit of reconciliation and relationality. Specific topics of discussion include:

  • What are Indigenous worldviews and how do they shape research ethics?
  • What is the impact of colonization on Indigenous health research?
  • What existing frameworks outline ethical conduct for research involving Indigenous peoples?

Understanding that Indigenous communities and Nations have distinct ethics and protocols in territories across Canada, this series of webinars will spark discussions and encourage contextualizing Indigenous Research Ethics and Protocols in local communities and Nations that are engaged in research initiatives.

About the presenter

The webinars are hosted by Dr. Malcolm King, one of Canada’s foremost Indigenous health scholars. A member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Dr. King is a health researcher at the University of Saskatchewan, joining the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology in October 2017. There, he serves as the Scientific Director of SCPOR, the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research; he also continues to teach and research in Indigenous health, with a particular focus on wellness and engagement. Dr. King served as Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (CIHR-IAPH). He was instrumental in leading CIHR in the development of a national health research agenda aimed at improving wellness and achieving health equity for First Nations Peoples, Métis and Inuit in Canada.