Guidelines For Ethical Research On Australian Indigenous Studies

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The AIATSIS (2012) Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies are based on principles of self-determination, Indigenous ownership and control over research. Discuss the potential for misunderstanding of procedures by those participating in research processes (e.g. non-Indigenous researcher and Indigenous Participants). Would there be similar cultural misunderstandings between an Indigenous researcher and non-Indigenous participant?
Australian Indigenous rights to self-determination are grouped under broad categories, and are recognised under the mandatory guidelines of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). Ethical Indigenous research embodies key principles in relation to protecting human rights and Indigenous research processes. This paper discusses the potential for misunderstanding procedures by researchers and research funding bodies participating during the research processes.
Indigenous peoples are utilising their rights to protect their cultural identities. Emancipating Indigenous voices to the forefront, is cultivating respect and recognition of Indigenous realities, with support from the leading Institution of Australian ATSI Studies. Misunderstanding such procedures when extrapolating research can be avoided if research is respectful towards Indigenous people’s rights to self-determination by respectfully complying with the fourteen principle guidelines (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and
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