Master’s in Development Practice at the University of Winnipeg

MDP candidates working on this project will undertake research related to documenting, analyzing, and assessing the methods of collaborative, participatory, and community-based research used by project researchers working with Asiniskaw Īthiniwak communities; and to articulate best practices for collaborations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, with the purpose of informing legislation, public policy, and program development. This research might include the integration of community input into selected methods and data interpretation, potentially including talking circles, storytelling, open-ended qualitative interviews, and concept mapping. There will also be opportunities to work with government partners and other non-profit and educational organizations with initiatives involving Indigenous interests, including land-use planning, natural resources management, Aboriginal and Treaty rights, curriculum design, and collections protocols.