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American Indigenous Studies Resources: Indigenous Protocols for Research

Your guide to Native American Studies at Yale University

Protocols for Research

Articles & Protocols

OCAP Principles (Canada)

"The First Nations principles of ownership, control, access, and possession – more commonly known as OCAP® – assert that First Nations have control over data collection processes, and that they own and control how this information can be used."

"The First Nations principles of OCAP are a set of standards that establish how First Nations data should be collected, protected, used, or shared. They are the de facto standard for how to conduct research with First Nations."