AP/INDG 3050 6.00
Indigenous Protocols and Methodologies
This course addresses issues that arise when conducting research with Indigenous peoples. Students explore topics such as decolonizing theory, story as method, research as ceremony, and situating self and culture. This course also helps students gain confidence in negotiating multiple research protocols—from the SSHRC guidelines on conducting research with Indigenous peoples to York Ethics Review requirements to the separate tribal council, community, and Elders’ protocols that the student may encounter, and how to conduct ethical research with Indigenous communities that lack such protocols. Students develop an awareness of how to approach negotiating consent from research participants when the knowledge in question is communal and not individual. In conducting quantitative analysis, particularly in terms of engaging with statistics, students learn about ethical concerns with how Indigenous communities are represented in government statistics.