First Nations Innovation research protocols are developed in collaboration with the First Nation organizations in the project partnership. The protocols are reviewed by the research ethics board of the researchers’ home institution. We follow the ethical guidelines outlined by: Research with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, Chapter 9 of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2). http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/eng/policy-politique/initiatives/tcps2-eptc2/Default/
For background discussion on doing research on information and communication technologies with Aboriginal peoples, check out the RICTA publications http://meeting.knet.ca/mp19/mod/book/view.php?id=1722&chapterid=226 produced by several partners in the current project.
For more information on research ethics in Canada, check out the website of the Government of Canada Interagency Panel on Research Ethics. http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/eng/index/