This page is meant to provide entry points for researchers interested in discovering more about Indigenous ways of knowing to influence their academic research. The focus of the resources provided here are on First Nations, Inuit, and Métis groups in North America and the area that is commonly known as Canada, though other Indigenous groups may be represented in some of the works listed.
It is important to remember when engaging with Indigenous knowledge, people and culture, that just as there are many different European cultures and people, there are many different Indigenous cultures and people. Indigenous people do not exist as a monolith. Indigenous ways of knowing differ between groups and cultures. It's important to be specific about the culture you are referring to and to avoid sweeping generalizations referring to Pan Indigenity.
"AFOA Canada and CPA Canada collaborate on various projects with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of Indigenous peoples in the accounting profession in Canada. Activities include: the recruitment of Indigenous students into the accounting profession; bridging opportunities to the CPA Professional Education Program; developing Indigenous components in Canadian accounting and business management education; and promoting best practices in First Nations and Indigenous organizations."
It is important to remember that all research being conducted must be done hand-in-hand with that community. "Nothing about us without us" is a motto which must be adhered to in an ethical research process.
Further, all data collected belong to the community.
For more information on ethical conduct in Indigenous research, data sovereignty, and training resources, please visit the Indigenous Research Guide: Sovereignty, data and statistics.