As regards researching indigenous cultures, a specific section of Aboriginal Canada Portal (entitled Research) offers useful resources about tips for researching indigenous communities.
In particular, it includes Ethical Principles for the Conduct of Research in the North published by Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (2003). In addition, the site is linked to First Peoples Child and Family Review which include some articles discussing research ethics in indigenous communities; among others, an article entitled Re-conceptualizing research: an indigenous perspective provides a good and practical summary of key issues on researching indigenous communities.
Both articles (‘ethnical principles for the conduct of research in the North’ and ‘Re-conceptualizing research’) emphasizes respect and sensitivity for indigenous communities.
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