Research Engagement Involving First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples

Over the past decades, First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples and organizations have advocated for the right for a more active role in research.  The 2007 Canadian Institutes of Health Research followed by the 2018 Tri-council Guidelines Chapter 9 Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples of Canada has defined the need for researchers to adopt a more collaborative approach in the conduct of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit research. 

Ongoing dialogue with partners in Manitoba has highlighted the key components for inclusion and research engagement in the Framework for Engagement of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples for Manitoba.  We recognize that University of Manitoba researches also engage in health research with Indigenous Peoples across Canada and world-wide.  Although this framework can provide some guidance, researchers are advised to consult with these Indigenous nations to clarify expectations, and to learn local protocol for developing meaningful partnerships.

The University of Manitoba Research Ethics Board application and protocol must now outline the plan for community engagement when research involves First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.

Related Links

TCPS 2 (2018) –Chapter 9 Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada 

University of Manitoba- Framework for Engagement of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples

Ongomiizwin- The Urban Indigenous Health Research Gathering- A report documenting a gathering held in Winnipeg Manitoba on urban Indigenous research engagement (pdf)

Ongomiizwin - Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing (University of Manitoba)

Nanaandawewigaming - First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba

Health Information Research Governance Committee (HIRGC)

Ownership, Control Access and Possession (OCAP®)