Negotiating ethical tensions alongside indigenous youth

Lee Schaefer, Sean Lessard, Leah Ferguson, lisahunter, Kate Storey, Derek Wasyliw, Brian Torrance

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Witnessing the detrimental impact research has had on Indigenous peoples and communities, Indigenous and allied scholars-alongside Indigenous communities-began advocating for more ethical research practices that place a primacy on Indigenous voices, self-determination, sovereignty and decolonising approaches. In particular, several scholars and Indigenous community advisory boards have advocated for the need for Indigenous health researchers to abandon traditional Eurocentric research protocols, which statistically profile Indigenous populations and approach research via a deficit lens. This chapter documents our co-composed research project mitho-waskiwiwin-Moving Well Together Partnership (MWTP), as well as one of our proposed studies alongside Indigenous girls within the project. We then utilise the CREATE framework to reflexively look at how we have both adhered to and perhaps not adhered to the CREATE principles and further discuss both the tensions that arise in attempting to pay attention to Indigenous youths’ voices as well as the many benefits that occur when we include youth voice within all aspects of our research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch with Children and Young People in Physical Education and Youth Sport
EditorsFiona C. Chambers, Rachel Sandford, Oliver Hooper, Lee Schaefer
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781003815662, 9781003007234
ISBN (Print)9780367440374, 9781032638638
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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