Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Navigation

Personal tools
You are here: Research @ McMaster > News > SSHRC-funded project to help ensure Indigenous communities are equal partners in research

Research News

SSHRC-funded project to help ensure Indigenous communities are equal partners in research

Chelsea Gabel and Michelle Dion have been awarded SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants to pursue research aimed at ensuring equal participation and involvement of Indigenous peoples in social science research.
SSHRC-funded project to help ensure Indigenous communities are equal partners in research

McMaster researchers (from left) Chelsea Gabel and Michelle Dion

Two McMaster researchers have been awarded funding from the federal government's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a project aimed at identifying the resources Indigenous peoples need to be equal partners and leaders in social science research within their own communities.

Michelle Dion, Associate Professor, Political Science and Chelsea Gabel, Assistant Professor, Health, Aging, and Society, have been awarded one of 28 Knowledge Synthesis Grants as part of SSHRC’s Imagining Canada's Future initiative. The funding announcement was made by Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, in Ottawa.

The project, Indigenous futures: Research sovereignty in a changing social science landscape, will examine methodological trends and approaches used across social science disciplines to study Indigenous issues in Canada, and will look at the extent of participation in research by Indigenous scholars and communities. This information will be used to determine the resources needed to ensure equal participation and leadership of Indigenous peoples in shaping future social science research in their communities.

 

See full story here.