The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) and the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) – have developed an in-person training module for Health researchers. ”Building Research Relationships with Indigenous Communities” (BRRIC), is the first of its kind in Canada. It seeks to provide researchers with the basic tools and knowledge to build meaningful research relationships in a good way with Indigenous peoples and their communities.
BRRIC also incorporates traditional Indigenous knowledge and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. It is designed to provide researchers with the necessary policies, frameworks, and Indigenous ethical standards needed to respectfully engage with Indigenous communities and patients including:
- the history of Indigenous health and research in Saskatchewan;
existing policies and frameworks guiding research with Indigenous communities such as OCAP™,
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action,
- Tri-Council Policy Statement Chapter 9 and;
- protocol on how to respectfully and meaningfully engage communities in research projects.