Readings on Indigenous Research Ethics

Arctic Institute of North America:

Assembly of First Nations. (1994). Breaking the silence: An interpretation study of residential school impact and healing as illustrated by the stories of First Nations individuals. Ottawa: ON: Assembly of First Nations.

Aurora Research Institute. (2002). Doing research in the Northwest Territories: A guide for researchers. Inuvik, NT: Author.

Ball, J. (in press). ‘Nothing about us without us’: Restorative research partnerships involving Indigenous children and communities in Canada. In A. Farrell (Ed.), Exploring ethical research with children. Berkshire, UK: Open University Press.

Barman, J. (1996). Aboriginal education at the crossroads: The legacy of residential schools and the way ahead. In D.A. Long & O.P. Dickason (Eds.), Visions of the Heart: Canadian Aboriginal Issues. Toronto, ON: Harcourt Brace.

B.C. Aboriginal Capacity and Research Development Environment (ACADRE), University of British Columbia, Institute for Aboriginal Health:

Castellano, M. B. (2004). Ethics of Aboriginal Research. Journal of Aboriginal Health, 1(1): 98-114.

Cole, P. (2002). Aboriginalizing methodology: Considering the canoe. Qualitative Studies in Education, 15(4): 447-459.

Couture, J.E. (1996).The role of native Elders: Emergent issues. In D.A. Long & O.P. Dickason (Eds.), Visions of the Heart: Canadian Aboriginal Issues. Toronto, ON: Harcourt Brace.

Couture, J. (1998). Native studies and the academy. In G. Dei, B. Hall & D.G. Rosenberg (Eds.), Indigenous knowledge in global context: Multiple readings of our world (pp. 1-14). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto.

Deloria, V. (1995). Red earth white lies. New York, NY: Scribner.

Fournier, S., & Crey, E. (1997). Stolen from our embrace: The abduction of First Nations children and the restoration of Aboriginal communities. Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre.

Government of Canada, Statistics Canada. (2002). 2001 Census of the Population. Ottawa, ON: Supply and Services Canada.

Government of Canada. (1996). Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Ethical Guidelines for Research. Ottawa ON: Author. E: Ethical Guidelines for Research

Graham, A., & McDonald, J. (1998). Ethical principles for the conduct of research in the North. Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies. Available at

Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics. (2003). Section 6: Research Involving Aboriginal Peoples. In Tri-council policy statement: Ethical conduct for research involving humans. Ottawa, ON: Author. Available at

Jackson, T. (1993). A way of working: Participatory research and the Aboriginal movement in Canada. In P. Park, M. Brydon-Miller, B. Hall, & T. Jackson (Eds.), Voices of Change: Participatory Research in the United States and Canada. Toronto, ON: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Joint Management Committee, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy. (2001). Respectful treatment of Indigenous knowledge. Toronto, ON: Author.

Long, D.A., & Fox, T. (1996). Circles of healing: Illness, healing, and health among Aboriginal people in Canada. In D.A. Long & O.P. Dickason (Eds.), Visions of the Heart: Canadian Aboriginal Issues. Toronto, ON: Harcourt Brace.

Long, D.A., & LaFrance, B. (forthcoming). Truthful dialogue about Aboriginal research issues. Native Studies Review, Special Edition.

Mussell, B., Cardiff, K. and White, J. (2004). The mental health and well-being of Aboriginal children and youth: Guidance for new approaches and services. Chilliwack, BC: Sal’i’shan Institute (

Piquemal, N. (2000). Four principles to guide research with Aboriginals. Policy Options, 21(10): 49-51.

Reitsma-Street, M., & Brown, L. (2002). Community action research. In M. O’Meila & K.K. Miley (Eds.), Pathways to Power: Readings in Contextual Social Work Practice. Toronto, ON: Allyn & Bacon.

Rheault, D.I. (2000). The ivory wiigiwaam: Aboriginals and the academy. Available at

Schnarch, B. (2004). Ownership, control, access, and possession (OCAP) or self-determination applied to research: A critical analysis of contemporary First Nations research and some options for First Nations communities. Journal of Aboriginal Health, 1(1), 80-95.

Tuhiwai Smith, L. (2012). Decolonizing methodologies (2nd Ed). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
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Stairs, A.H., Bernhard, J.K. with Aboriginal Colleagues and Indigenous Feedback. (2002). Considerations for evaluating ‘good care’ in Canadian Aboriginal early childhood settings. McGill Journal of Education, 37(3): 309-330.

University of Victoria, Human and Social Development, Indigenous Governance Program: