Conference proceedings are currently under development. A link will be posted here when they become available.


17 videos of conference presentations are available on the IPinCH event page and viewable below by clicking on the Session or Presentation titles listed.  A special thank you to all the speakers who gave permission to share their presentations in this way.

OPENING CEREMONY AND WELCOME                                                                            

Traditional Opening and Territorial Welcome by Victor Guerin, Musqueam First Nation

Welcome from Simon Fraser University by Dr. Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor, Simon Fraser University

Welcome and Opening Comments from IPinCH Project Director by Dr. George Nicholas, Project Director, IPinCH Project and Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University

Conference Overview by Dr. Kelly Bannister, Conference Chair, and Co-Director, POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria with Sam Bradd, Graphic Facilitator, Drawing Change


Ts’lhnuts’umaat: Traditional teaching about being “the whole family” by Elder Florence James, Penelakut Island, Coast Salish Nation

Being in Movement Exercise by Dr. Paul Linden, Columbus Center for Movement Studies

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS: Indigenous concepts and values informing contemporary research ethics in Canada

Dancing Particles by Willie Ermine, Professor, First Nations University of Canada

Reflections on the Evolving Dialogue on Indigenous Research Ethics by Dr. Marlene Brant Castellano, Community Co-chair, Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University

SESSION 1: Implementing TCPS2 in Collaborative Indigenous Research – Policy, Funder, Institution and Project Perspectives

Goal: To lay out the Canadian policy landscape and explore interpretation and implementation of core ethical values of Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2) in Aboriginal Research at various levels within the academic system.

Titles and Speakers (in order of appearance in Session 1 video link above):

1.1  Research involving First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples – Genesis of a Chapter by Susan Zimmerman, Executive Director, Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research

1.2  Inside Out: A New Aboriginal Paradigm for a Code of Ethics by Dr. Jim Frideres, (former) Chair, National Panel on Research Ethics

1.3  Initiatives to Support Aboriginal Research and Talent Development by Gail Zboch, Senior Program Officer, Research Grants and Partnerships Division, SSHRC

1.4  Square Peg in a Round Hole: Issues related to the interpretation and application of TCPS2, Chapter 9 by Dr. Jeff Toward, Director, Office of Research Ethics, Simon Fraser University

1.5  Lessons learned from University-based collaborative research with Indigenous partners by Dr. George Nicholas (Discussant), Project Director, IPinCH Project Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University

SESSION 2: Actualizing Indigenous Values and Methodologies in Ethics Policy-making and Practice 

Goal: To understand how Indigenous values and methodologies inform policies and practices implemented by universities, researchers and Aboriginal communities, drawing on conceptual approaches and practical examples.

Titles and Speakers (in order of appearance in Session 2 video link above):

2.1  “Dismantling Eurocentricism – Indigenous Research Prompts Value Transformations in Knowledge Discourses” by Dr. Margaret Kovach, Professor, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan [not included in video]

2.2  “When Research Involves Indigenous Communities How Can Research Ethics Boards Contribute Positively?” by Eugenie Lam, Research Ethics Coordinator, Human Research Ethics Board Office, University of Victoria

2.3  “International Instruments and Indigenous Research in Canada: A Tale of Four United Nations Agreements” by Yvonne Vizina, Doctoral Student, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan

2.4  “Indigenous Peace in Research” by Dr. Shaun Hains, Educator, Edmonton Public Schools

2.5  “Fostering Better Collaboration with Nuu-chah-nulth Social Contract Theory” by Eli Enns, North American Coodinator, ICCA Consortium Tribal Parks and Research Associate, POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria

2.6  “Sovereignty-Driven Research Ethics: Beyond Baseline Compliance, Consent, and Limitation of Liability” by Dr. John Welch (Discussant), Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management and Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University 

DAY 2 WELCOME by Elder Florence James, Penelakut Island, Coast Salish Nation

SESSION 3: Overcoming Challenges to Collaboration: Innovative Agreements and Partnership Arrangements 

Goal: To highlight some legal and institutional challenges with implementing TCPS2 in academic and other Indigenous research contexts, explore how TCPS2 principles can guide collaborative research in organizations not bound by Tri-Council policy, and examine innovative solutions.

Titles and Speakers (in order of appearance in Session 3 video link above):

3.1  “Legal Contexts for Implementing Ethical Aspirations in TCPS 2” by Catherine Bell, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

3.2  “Ethical Considerations and Challenges When Combining Indigenous Traditional Medicine and Evidence-Based Biomedical Science” by Dr. Pierre Haddad, Professor and Principal, CIHR Team in Aboriginal Antidiabetic Medicines, Université de Montréal

3.3  “Taking Responsibility, Building Relationship in the Coast Salish Way” by Dr. Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins, Professor, UVic and Deanna Daniels, (former) Steering Committee Chair, Coast Salish Language Revitalization CURA Project, University of Victoria

3.4  “Ktunaxa Research Ethics Policy in the Making” by Craig Paskin, Manager of Policy and Planning, Lands and Resources Sector, Ktunaxa Nation Council

3.5  “Challenges & Strategies for Building Ethical Space in Diverse Stakeholder Collaborations” by Nicole Aylwin (Discussant), Acting Executive Director, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

SESSION 4: Continuing Education and Innovation in Research Ethics Theory and Practice  

Goal: To explore the essential complementary role of education and educational tools in understanding and promoting ethical research practices.

Titles and Speakers (in order of appearance in Session 4 video link above):

4.1  “Turning theory into practice – Efforts to Support Implementation of Chapter 9, TCPS 2” by Susan Zimmerman, Executive Director, Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research

4.2  “Building Connections to Foster Ethical Research Through the Carleton University Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples (CUIERIP)” by Dr. Katherine Graham, Professor, Carleton University and Lead, Aboriginal Research Ethics Summer Institute

4.3  “Toolbox of Principles for Research in Indigenous Contexts: Ethics, Respect, Equity, Reciprocity, Cooperation and Culture” by Dr. Karine Gentelet, Research Associate, Research Center of Public Law, Université de Montréal

4.4  “Insights into Indigenous Learning” by Dr. Shaun Hains, Educator, Edmonton Public Schools

4.5  “Discussant Comments” by Willie Ermine, Professor, Department of Indigenous Languages, Arts and Cultures, First Nations University of Canada


Musical Facilitation with Native American Flute by Dr. Vicki Kelly, Indigenous Scholar and Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University

Youth Statement by Mike McKenzie, Youth Representative, National Association of Friendship Centres


by Dr. Marlene Brant Castellano and Professor Willie Ermine


by Dr. George Nicholas (IPinCH Project Director), Olivia Sylvester (Conference Assistant), Dr. Kelly Bannister (Conference Chair), Sam Bradd (Graphic Facilitator), Dr. Joy Johnson (Vice-President Research, Simon Fraser University), and  Elder Florence James (Penelakut Island, Coast Salish Nation)


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