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First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities have unique histories, cultures and traditions.
The landscape of research involving Aboriginal peoples is rapidly changing.Research involving Aboriginal peoples in Canada has been defined and carried out primarily by non-Aboriginal researchers.The approaches used have not generally reflected Aboriginal world views, and the research has not necessarily benefited Aboriginal peoples or communities.SSHRC and NSERC, likewise, have developed program guidelines for research involving Aboriginal peoples and issues.Aboriginal entities at local, regional and national levels have published and implemented principles and codes governing research practice – including ethical protections – that emphasize collective rights, interests and responsibilities.
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While this chapter is designed to guide research involving First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada, its discussion of respectful relationships, collaboration and engagement between researchers and participants may also be an important source of guidance for research involving other distinct communities.