University introduces ground-breaking policy involving Indigenous studies


Last updated 8/6/2020 at 11:22am

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Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador is making groundbreaking steps in the ethics of Indigenous research.

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...

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