Traditional Knowledge and Ethics

This project grew from the national colloquium on ethics in November 2003. The current context of Aboriginal health research calls for constructive discussion between aboriginal communities and researchers regarding the ethical issues and implications when engaging in research with aboriginal communities or individuals. The project is making appropriate traditional teachings more accessible to Aboriginal health academics by integrating existing databases and the audiovisual data from the colloquium. The project is led by Elder Ed Borchert who is facilitating a provincial discussion of traditional and Western ethical principles, with a view to making both perspectives more mutually accessible. In concert with our Ethics and Elders Advisory Group recommendations will be made for addressing / closing the gaps in a common ethical approach for Tri-Council policy development. This project will guide the development of the Traditional Knowledge and Ethics research theme in the coming three years.

Active Since 2004