The Blood Tribe has hired on the Principal Investigator to lead the project through an independent contract arrangement.
2. Participant involvement/What does my involvement look like?
Your participation involves the completion of a survey that will take between 30-45 minutes of your time. You will remain completely anonymous. The survey will be administered by the office of the Tribal Government, Blood Tribe.
3. What are the Risks/Benefits of completing the survey?
The benefits of this research include helping to build capacity to alleviate the stress that comes with racial discrimination. It also offers you an opportunity to share your perceptions about how racism has impacted you, and the ways that might help ease the racial tensions. The risks involved in participating in this study are minimal. Please be informed that experiences associated with racism and discrimination could potentially carry experiences of trauma or suffering. Access to Elder counsel and information to counselling resources offered through Kainai Wellness Center will be available should you feel that necessary.
4. What sort of personal information will be collected?
Your personal information will not be collected or reported as part of survey data. We will not use your name or any information that would allow you to be identified, including name, gender, and roles in your community. The research team will analyze and report data anonymously. Your survey responses will be collected using WordPress software owned by Automatic, Inc. based out of San Francisco, California. The information you submit may be subject to laws in force outside of Canada. As with any information transmitted via the internet, there is some risk that data may be intercepted by unauthorized parties and, therefore, privacy cannot be absolutely guaranteed.
5. Withdrawal from the survey
You are under no obligation to participate in this research study. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time during the course of the survey, without prejudice. If you choose to withdraw from the study, simply turn in the incomplete survey and we will destroy it. Because of the anonymous nature of the survey, it will not be an option to withdraw from the study once you have submitted the survey.
6. What will happen to the information collected in the survey?
The data from the surveys will be analyzed using WordPress software and manual coding. The data will be stored on a password protected computer with both the office of Tribal Government and in the PIs home office.
7. How will the research results be shared?
Discussions of the research process and outcomes will be shared with the Blood Tribe community, surrounding municipal communities, conference(s), and peer reviewed journal articles. Once the study has been completed and the findings have been shared, all data that is securely stored will be destroyed after a period of 5 years upon conclusion of the study.
Your consent to take part in this study is implied by participating in this survey.
If you have any questions concerning your rights as a possible participant in this research, please contact the Research Ethics Officer, at Mount Royal University, 403-440-8470, [email protected].
"Listed below are definitions of some terms used in this survey. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these:
First Nations people:
The original inhabitants of this land who are Indigenous to these territories. The term also “refers to one of three distinct groups recognized as ‘First Nations’ in the Constitution Act of 1982. First Nations are part of unique larger linguistic and cultural groups that vary across the country” ( Assembly of First Nations, 2019, (http://www.afn.ca/description-of-the-afn/
a person of European descent whose ancestor colonized an area and established a permanent residence there.
: any other person other than a Euro-settler including colored people and immigrants
: Actions that favor or disadvantage a person based substantially on his/her race/ethnic origin.
“Racism is a social injustice based on falsely constructed, but deeply embedded, assumptions about people and their relative social value; it is often used to justify disparities in the distribution of resources (MacKinnon, 2004 cited in Leppie, Reading & Leeuw, 2014, p. 1).
Please click on the answer that most accurately captures your experiences. For the written questions, please type in your answers in the space provided if applicable."