This guide is for non-Indigenous water researchers. It provides core principles and practices for engaging with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, communities, governments, and organizations in ways that acknowledge and value the relationships of those who live closest with the lands and waters. The guide also provides background information for understanding traditional cultural relationships to water and offers some examples of misguided, unproductive, or damaging research practices of the past. In addition, it includes a checklist of cooperative and Indigenous-led research approaches and activities to support collaborative research efforts.
Photo from Indigenous Water Gathering, hosted by Mistawasis Nêhiyawak.