Willie J. Ermine, (M.Ed) is an Assistant Professor with the First Nations University of Canada. He is from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation in the north central part of Saskatchewan where he lives with his family. As a faculty member with the First Nations University of Canada, he lectures in the areas of Education, Humanities, Indigenous Studies and Research Methods. He has published numerous academic articles and contributed reports to the Tri Council Panel on Research Ethics. He has presented at various venues nationally and internationally and various national knowledge symposiums on the topics of education, research and in particular the nature of Indigenous thought. Professor Ermine has worked extensively with Elders in his research and promotes ethical practices of research involving Indigenous Peoples with particular interest in the conceptual development of the ‘ethical space’ – a theoretical space between cultures and world views.