Ethical Research Training Fund
Your registration for or attendance at any ArcticNet event or online event indicates your agreement to abide by this policy and its terms.
Cultural awareness and ethical conduct are integral parts of northern research training. All ArcticNet funded researchers who work with Indigenous partners and travel north for their fieldwork are invited to take training sessions on Indigenous awareness and ethical research. This fund covers up to 200$ per person per course to cover the registration fee of online Indigenous awareness and ethical research courses.
All ArcticNet Network Investigators (NIs) and Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) are eligible.
Examples of eligible training courses are listed below. ArcticNet is always looking to expand our list training opportunities, please let us know if you are aware of any courses that should be added: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applicants and supervisor must fill out the ArcticNet Training Fund Application Form.
- Send completed application form and reference form to Christine Demers (email@example.com).
Payment and Reporting
Awardees will cover their registration fee upfront and ArcticNet shall reimburse the awardee by means of an electronic transfer after completion of the course and upon reception of these documents:
- Scanned copy of receipt;
- Scanned copy of certificate or confirmation from the instructor confirming the course was completed;
- A one-page report (free form) on how the training experience contributed to the applicant’s research and career plan;
- A completed Direct Deposit form (will be included in confirmation e-mail) or void cheque. Note that Interac e-transfers are not available.
All documents listed above are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Indigenous Cultures and Realities: A Historical Perspective (2.5 hours)
- Various Aspects of Collaborative Research and Bridging Indigenous with Scientific Knowledge (2.5 hours)
- Principles of Research in Indigenous Context: Stepping Stones to Establish Ethical Collaborations (2.5 hours)
Region: Non specific – includes Inuit and Indigenous cultures across Canada
Cost: $150 per person 10% discount for registering a group of 5-9 participants 20% discount for registering a group of minimum of 10 participants
Course: Community-Engaged Research, Instructor: Dr. Gita Ljubicic
Region: Inuit Nunangat. This course is focused on working with Inuit communities, but can be tailored to those interested in working with other Indigenous communities in Canada.
Cost: Equivalent to graduate course registration cost at McMaster, or the student’s home university.
Contact email@example.com for permission to register (max 6 students) NB Alternative formats and timelines of this course can also be tailored to meet individual or small group needs through focused meetings or workshops. Contact Gita if this is more appropriate for your needs.
Indigenous Awareness Canada
Course: 201 Indigenous Awareness Certification; takes about 4 to 8 hours to complete
Description: This comprehensive and information-rich course offers important foundational knowledge, background, and context. This training is recognized and recommended by Indigenous groups and leaders, which is fundamental to meeting corporate obligations and training requirements in support of programs like the CCAB (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business) PAR initiative or the Government of Canada’s directives to all Canadians on adopting the Recommendations of the TRC (Truth & Reconciliation Commission)
Indigenous Corporate Training inc.
- Indigenous Awareness (3 hours duration)
- Indigenous Relations (3 hours duration)
Description: Foundational courses for those looking for some understanding of history, culture, and relationships with Indigenous Peoples. Understanding history as a key piece of intercultural communications to help avoid misunderstandings. Truth and Reconciliation Calls-to-Action friendly. How Indigenous and western world views impact decision-making
Cost: Ranging from $65 – $150 depending on course
Université Laval, CIÉRA
Courses: Northern Quebec: Issues, Spaces and Cultures; 7 weeks (4hr/week of work required)
- English course: Fall semester (registration period will be updated on site)
- French course: Spring semester (registration period now open)
Region: Northern Québec
Description: A 7-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from CIERA explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. This course offers an introduction to sociopolitical issues of Northern Quebec that is the ancestral territory of many Aboriginal peoples and focuses on the understanding of northern community cultures, the place of these lands in our collective psyche, and the different perspectives of territorial development and sociopolitical evolution. This course is for anyone who has an interest in Northern Quebec and who wishes to learn about this territory, its history, societies and challenges.
Cost: Free MOOC training opportunity
University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies
Course: Indigenous Canada; 12 weeks – 2-3 hours/week (approx. 21 hours)
Description: A 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.
Cost: Free MOOC training opportunity
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Course: Understanding the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA) composed of 5 modules of 30-45 minutes to complete.
Region: Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Description: This course is to help people learn about the 1984 land claim agreement between the Government of Canada and the Inuvialuit of Canada’s western Arctic. Take some time to navigate through this course and explore our Inuvialuit history, the pivotal milestones we have achieved together as a northern people, and how the IFA affects our lives today.
Accreditation: Issued with 90% completion of course
San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training
Courses: Various, between 8- 12 hours in duration given over the course of up to 12 weeks.
Region: British Columbia
Description: San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training is a unique, on-line training program designed to enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of those who work both directly and indirectly with Indigenous people. The goal of the Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) training is to develop understanding and promote positive partnerships between service providers and Indigenous people.
- ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS ethics guide on research and AB knowledge
- Canada Indigenous Research Strategic Plan
- First Nations in Quebec and Labrador Research Protocol
- National Inuit Strategy on Research
- Research Guidelines FIRST PEOPLES WORKING GROUP INSTITUT NORDIQUE DU QUÉBEC
- Boite à outils des principes de la recherche en contexte autochtone [in French only]
- Lignes directrices en matière de recherche avec les femmes autochtones [in French only]
- Circumpolar Inuit Protocols For Equitable and Ethical Engagement