Reclaiming Inuit knowledge in pursuit of self-governance: Regulating research through relationships - Amy Hudson & Julie Bull
3:00 PM, Saturday 5 Oct 2019 (30 minutes)
Sherbrooke Pavilion (SH) - SH-3340
Leading research initiatives that respond to community priorities, needs and interests in an effort to enhance ethical research that is Inuit community led is informing research governance in NunatuKavut. Inuit community knowledge is integral to informing this work and will create further opportunities for resurgence and self-determination. This study was guided by Indigenous and qualitative research methodology. Indigenous methodology was used as the primary guide and aspects of qualitative methodology, that support Indigenous research methods, was employed. NunatuKavut Inuit were revered as experts in their communities which set the tone for how this work was carried out. Dialogue, sharing and learning took place through interactive workshopping, community gatherings and meetings, and other means supported by community, which enhanced collaborative and consensus building team discussions. Qualitative interview practices and data collection strategies were employed (i.e., one on one interviews, focus groups and surveys). Indigenous ways of knowing and being guided this research.