This story is in partnership with CRE (Canadian Roots Exchange).
As an Indigenous youth advocate, Tia Kennedy has sat on a lot of different advisory committees. “(I’ve) had really bad experiences,” she says, sharing an example of one particular committee conducting research about a local Indigenous community.
Canada has a long and problematic history of researching Indigenous communities. From conducting research without permission to focusing on ‘damage-centred research’, which scholar Eve Tuck describes as documenting a community’s pain as opposed to how findings “might be used by, for,
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