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Research, Ethics and Indigenous Peoples: An Australian Indigenous perspective on three threshold considerations for respectful engagement (Ambelin Kwaymullina | 2016)

 


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Abstract

This paper discusses valuable threshold questions for researchers considering conducting research with First Peoples – matters that need to have been addressed FAR IN ADVANCE of research ethics review. While the paper is focussed upon research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples its questions hold true for research for most First Peoples. We have included links to a treasure trove of discussions on this important area.

Indigenous peoples have long critiqued the harmful effects of Eurocentric research processes upon Indigenous cultures and communities. This paper—which is grounded in the author’s knowledge and experience as an Aboriginal Australian academic—examines three threshold considerations relevant to non-Indigenous scholars who seek to enter into respectful research relationships with Indigenous peoples or knowledges. The first is the question of whether the research should be conducted at all. The second is positionality and how this affects research. The third is the need for scholars to comprehensively inform themselves about ethical research principles, including in relation to free, prior and informed consent, and Indigenous cultural and intellectual property.
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Keywords research, colonialism, sovereignty, free, prior and informed consent, ethics, Indigenous peoples
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Kwaymullina, A. (2016). “Research, Ethics and Indigenous Peoples: An Australian Indigenous perspective on three threshold considerations for respectful engagement.” AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples 12(4): 437-449.
Publisher: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.20507/AlterNative.2016.12.4.8#articleCitationDownloadContainer



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