Co-Chairs: Eric Loring (Inuit tapiriit Kanatami)
Mikhaela Neelin (McGill University)
“How have you considered Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in your research?” Come learn from Inuit about their experience working with researchers and incorporating Inuit Traditional Knowledge into research. Inuit are seeking for more involvement in research on their homelands, and we all need to truly listen and work together to achieve this goal. Together, we need to engage in meaningful collaboration and develop pathways that facilitate the inclusion and consideration of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in Canadian strategies and policies. In this session we would like to explore Inuit and involvement in research, including how to make connections between researchers and Inuit knowledge, and make sure that is done in a proper, effective, and ethical way for Inuit. The goal is to help promote the knowledge that Inuit have, because it is so essential to directing our day-to-day life. This session we hope to see both Inuit and Western researchers credibly engage with one another in search of solutions to research questions.