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First Nations take the reins in new ecosystem study – Dal News

November 20, 2018

Natural science research has long been led by academics, but a community-level approach is seeing Indigenous peoples and resource stakeholders who rely on their local aquatic species take increasingly more ownership over research design and results.

This shift is seeing Canadian federal granting agencies putting emphasis on two-way communication and engagement that empowers end-users.

Community-based design

A new aquatic study through the Ocean Tracking Network (Dalhousie University) is taking this approach to heart: the NSERC research award partners universities and First Nations groups at the grassroots level.

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