In accordance with a commitment made by Nipissing University in 2010 all faculty, student and staff research and academic engagements related to Indigenous peoples and/or communities will involve the participation of the Office of Indigenous Initiatives - Research (OII) prior to submission of an REB Protocol. The OII will assist in facilitating and coordinating with appropriate First Nation, Inuit and/or Métis resource people and communities. Researchers intending to conduct research related to Aboriginal peoples, communities and institutions as participants are expected to:
a) become familiar with "Research Involving First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada," Chapter 9 in the Tri-Council Policy Statement - Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (2014)
b) initiate and engage in dialogue with the OII about the proposed research, including steps already taken by the researcher to build and maintain a trusting, collaborative research relationship, and plans for engagement with the Aboriginal community or communities.