SSHRC Research Project

Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance

People sitting in a circle

Training workshop - Chigorodocito. Colombia. 2017. Photo Gabriel Nemogá

Bringing Indigenous Worldviews into Policy and Legislation on Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity

The overarching goal of this project is to contribute to the protection of traditional knowledge associated with biodiversity (TKB) in Colombia through a community based approach to establish biocultural protocols.

The student will receive firsthand training in the field of Indigenous research and contribute to the achievement of the research project’ objectives. This will enable his/her participation in an intercultural dialogue, while enhancing his/her communication and interactive social skills. The RAs will gain expertise in data coding, analysis, and dissemination of results. Spanish language reading skills are a positive asset for analysis of data available. Travelling outside Canada could be involved. The student will contribute to disseminate findings in written or oral form in English.

Potential period: September 2018- July 2019
Funding available for one year.

Current graduate students are invited to contact Professor Nemogá if you are interested: