Dartmouth Events

Amplifying the voices of Arctic Indigenous peoples in research

What non-Indigenous researchers need to know. Josée Lavoie, Distinguished Canada Fulbright Research Chair in Arctic Studies

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Haldeman Hall 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts and Sciences, Lectures & Seminars

Indigenous peoples remain marginalized worldwide, despite decades of well-intentioned research. In Canada, effective advocacy by Indigenous scholars has entrenched requirements of funders in national ethical guidelines, obligating the research community to work in partnership with Indigenous organizations. In this presentation, I will compare ethical guidelines in place in circumpolar countries, explain how I apply the Canadian requirements in my own research with Inuit, and end with a discussion of opportunities for Dartmouth College. 

This event will be livestreamed and recorded. Please click here to register for the webinar. 

Dr. Josée G. Lavoie is an internationally renowned researcher with over 30 years of experience working in partnership with Indigenous communities and organizations to improve Indigenous peoples' access to health services. A Professor of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of Ongomiizwin Research in the Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Dr. Lavoie’s scholarship focuses on improving access to primary health care for underserved and marginalized populations as she also studies health systems policy at the local, regional, and national level. 

Dr. Lavoie has particular interest in how western and Indigenous knowledge systems interface in the provision of health services in and for Indigenous communities in the Arctic and around the world. Since her work as a Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholar (2018-19), she has also developed a strong interest in studies of both Arctic Indigenous Peoples’ governance and circumpolar diplomacy.

Dr. Lavoie’s research partners include First Nations, Inuit, and other Indigenous Peoples across Canada, in Alaska, Norway, Colombia, Australia, and New Zealand. She also maintains ongoing research partnerships with the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba and with the Manitoba Inuit Association.

Sponsored by the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Center for Global Health Equity at Geisel School of Medicine

For more information, contact:
Sanaa Siddiqi

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.