When involving Indigenous peoples, lands, or knowledge in engineering research, care must be taken to ensure you meet all ethical and moral standards of research with Indigenous people.
This means not only meeting ethical requirements for research as set out by the University of Waterloo Research Ethics Board, but also the requirements set out by the Indigenous group you wish to involve in your study.
The care and management of research data collected through work with Indigenous communities must also be considered in the planning stages of your research, and carried on throughout the life of your project.
Some principles of data sovereignty to consider and respect:
MacGregor, L. (2023, June). First Nations Principles of OCAP Virtual Workshop. Workshop.
The Office of Research has prepared Resources and guides for Indigenous research, a webpage offering resources to familiarize "faculty with Indigenous paradigms and practices which might differ from those normally pursued across the University." It includes the following sections:
Guidance on Embedding Indigenous Considerations in Research Design:
Indigenous Research Ethics and Data Management: