University introduces ground-breaking policy involving Indigenous studies

ST. JOHN'S, NL-Memorial University has brought in a new policy-which school officials believe is the first of its kind in Canada-requiring any research involving Indigenous people to get their stamp of approval before going ahead.

At its July 9 meeting, the Board of Regents for Memorial University in Newfoundland approved the Research Impacting Indigenous Groups policy, the first of its kind known in Canadian universities.

The policy will provide more effective, sensitive and appropriate review of research impacting Indigenous people. It meets and exceeds the Tri-Council Policy Statement on th...