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Labrador researchers told to use ‘humility’ when in Indigenous communities – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2017465 Views

Over 170 researchers and others are in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this week for the Labrador Research Forum

May 02, 2017

The Labrador Research forum kicked off Monday with a less-than-rosy picture of how research has played a role in the history of Labrador — while challenging participants to look at how it can be used as a tool for reconciliation in the future.

“You’ve heard about what research has done, dehumanised indigenous peoples, took away identity, took away their sense of place,” said Nunatukavut President Todd Russell.

“Sometimes researchers have been agents of a system of colonization that sometimes have been instruments of policy that have perpetuated colonization, that have tried to substantiate myths when it comes to Western governments and Western societies.”

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