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Indigenous Health Research Ethics in the Arctic

Time Tuesday 9 March, 2021 at 18:00 - 19:30
Place Zoom

A seminar about research ethics that brings together Indigenous health research experts from across the circumpolar north.

The need to establish systems to secure ethical research practices in the Arctic, especially as it pertains to Indigenous health research, is increasingly debated and discussed both within academia and among Indigenous peoples. Furthermore, ethical guidelines and specific systems for ethical review are becoming more common throughout the Indigenous world, both within and outside the Arctic. The recently established ethical review board for Sámi health research in Norway constitutes just one of such initiatives.

This seminar brings together Indigenous health research experts from across the circumpolar north, to highlight and discuss the diversity and challenges found within and between different systems. As such, this seminar offers a great possibility to understand the overarching developments within the field, compare the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches, and learn from the experiences made across the Arctic.

In the light of the Sámediggi (Sámi parliament in Sweden) now clearly calling for similar developments in the Swedish context, this seminar should be of much interest.

The seminar consists of short (5-10 minutes) presentations from different contexts followed by small group conversations and a moderated big group discussion/Q&A.

Presenters from across the Arctic:
Christina V.L. Larsen. PhD, Centre for Public Health in Greenland, University of Southern Denmark & Greenland Centre for Health Research, University of Greenland,
Jon Petter Stoor, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University & Centre for Sámi Health Research, Department of Community Medicine, UiT – the Arctic University of Norway
United States
Katie Cueva, PhD, Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage (USA);
Elizabeth Rink, PhD, Department of Health and Human Development, Montana State University
Josée Lavoie, PhD, Ongomiizwin Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba (Canada);
Gwen Healey Akearok, PhD, Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, Nunavut (Canada)

Lena Maria Nilsson (deputy director, Várdduo, Centre for Sámi research, Umeå, Sweden)

The seminar will be held in english. Welcome to participate via:

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Meeting ID: 622 3179 0498
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The seminar is a collaboration between the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Várdduo - centre for Sámi research and UArctic.

Event type: Seminar