Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo, vice-provost of Memorial’s Labrador Campus, co-chaired an expert panel for the Council of Canadian Academies focusing on Arctic and northern research in Canada. The recent report, "Northern Research Leadership and Equity," highlights systemic issues in Canadian research, where southern interests often overshadow Indigenous perspectives and knowledge vital to the Arctic and northern regions. The report emphasizes the need for a transformative shift towards prioritizing Indigenous leadership in research. Key recommendations include inclusive funding criteria, Indigenous-led ethics review, accessible data sharing, and mandatory education for southern researchers about northern history and peoples.
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