Through a proposal process, FNUniv selected the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, Trent University, (Peterborough, ON) to coordinate the story-gathering process during the first two years of NCCIE and the development of teaching resources in the project’s third year. Both Trent’s Aboriginal Education Council and Research Ethics Board approved the NCCIE project. Each Region, where applicable, obtained ethics approval from a lead university, college, or research institute. When approaching a community, school, or organization, the Region sought the requisite approvals to proceed.
NCCIE’s work has been subject to community approvals. Community approval may be:
This project is not ‘research’ as the term is conventionally understood. No data analysis was conducted, and no summary of findings were prepared. Also, NCCIE’s website is not intended to be a complete library of all the diverse Indigenous education initiatives and programs in Canada. The digitally-recorded stories offer a snapshot of Indigenous education across the country.