In general, the work of Ongomiizwin - Research is informed by the principles of collaboration. The principles for collaboration are consistent with the principles of engagement for any collaborative or participatory research project, and articulate the relevance of relationships, respect, trust and joint priority setting. Our collaborations are guided by the following key principles:
1. Authentic engagement with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Peoples, and recognition that relationship is central to research.
2. Shared respect, trust, and commitment to mutually empowered long-term relationships.
3. Acknowledgement of the:
a. Inherent rights of First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Peoples.
b. Treaty rights of First Nation Peoples.
c. Diversity and distinct identities, histories, cultures, languages, geographies between First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Peoples.
4. Shared authority, responsibility, and accountability within the research relationships and engagements.
5. Address the research-related priorities and needs of First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Peoples, and the University.