The Ocean Frontier Institute honours and embraces Indigenous perspectives on the ocean, and ocean research, as vital for ocean health and sustainability.
The Ocean Frontier Institute Indigenous Engagement Guide was developed by OFI's Indigenous Engagement Steering Committee and from feedback generously provided by Indigenous groups and the OFI research community. The Guide is intended to be evergreen and will grow and adapt as OFI continues with our Indigenous engagement efforts as further feedback and input is received. This guide is intended for information purposes only and offers perspectives and guidance for working toward meaningful and respectful engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and groups. The Guide was developed as a guiding document to better inform the OFI research community regarding Indigenous engagement in Atlantic Canada and should not be considered final or authoritative in nature.
The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) has developed an Indigenous (Inuit, Métis, and First Nations) Engagement Guide to facilitate efforts toward respectful and meaningful engagement with Indigenous governments, communities, and organizations (Indigenous groups).
"We want to try and lift the baseline for all of our researchers and staff in terms of Indigenous training. Once you do that, it turns around your position, and you're in a learning space rather than information-sharing space, and I think that really changes the dialogue in a positive way."
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