We facilitate, promote, and support Indigenous research and scholarship through: 

  • Grant facilitation of large-scale and strategic applications supporting multi-partner research projects promoting Indigenous scholarship and/or engaging Indigenous community partners.
  • Elevating the profile of Indigenous Faculty by promoting and supporting the development of key submissions to special calls for national research leadership.
  • Strengthening and identifying existing resources for university researchers to promote and engage in collaborative and culturally responsive research with Indigenous communities and stakeholders. 

USask Indigenous Research Workshop Series

Developed in partnership with the Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement, this workshop series promotes system-wide learning on Indigenous research concepts, process and protocols, and provides illustrative examples of wise and leading practices for Indigenous engagement in research.


Thank you for your interest in our workshop. We made the decision to postpone this event, as we seek to be sensitive and responsive to the voices of members of our community. Our intention is to reschedule the workshop in the near future.


USask Protocols and Process: Engaging with Indigenous Elders and Participants

This workshop was developed to inform researchers and help them navigate the practical logistics of working with Elders and Knowledge Keepers within the requirements of USask policy and in compliance with ethics:

  • Cultural Protocols and Stewardship
  • Payment Processes
  • Ethical Considerations
Workshop 2 - in WebEx
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Authentic Indigenous Engagement in Research: Wise and Leading Practices

This workshop was designed to provide the USask research community with a glimpse of Indigenous engagement on wise and leading practices in research and how to adopt these practices.

Workshop and discussion was led by the Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement, Wîcihitowin, and our USask Research Faculty with their Indigenous community partners to discuss their experiences in Indigenous research.

USask Resources and Information


Please review the document on USask's Knowledge Base to find out more about how to engage with Elders or service providers.
Please review the information on USask's Knowledge Base to find out more about the differences between requirements for a Service Fee and an Honorarium
Please review the document on USask's Knowledge Base on how to submit a requisition in USask's Connection Point for an Elder or Cultural Service Provider.
Please visit the USask Ethics website for more information about ethics applications and upcoming deadlines and training opportunities.


For additional information, please contact our Indigenous Research Specialist, Naomi Carriere.