Indigenous-led, community based research. 

Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning supports the best practice in Indigenous research. We support community based and ethical research that meets the needs of Indigenous communities and individuals. Dechinta faculty are recognized leaders in their fields and continue cutting edge research alongside innovative teaching.


As of summer 2018, Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning is able to hold our own Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants.  

Land as Relationship: SSHRC Connections Grant

Land as Relationship: Cultivating Cross-Struggle Solidarity through Land-Based


How can Indigenous knowledge, including placed-based ethics, better inform and support solidarity

building across multiple communities of justice? How can academics and activists better communicate

and mobilize knowledge to these diverse communities, while respecting Indigenous knowledge systems

and ethics? How can a connection to land, embodied and practiced in place, further the collective goals

of reconciliation that includes multiple communities?


Current Research Partners

Dechinta is a sought after research partner in leading social sciences, natural sciences and humanities project. As a leader in Indigenous law and governance, we collaborate with major academic partners to support Indigenous led research and innovation. 

Current SSHRC Partnership Grants that we are collaborating with are: 

  • Decolonizing Water Project

  • Initiative for Indigenous Futures

Research and Ethics Policies

Dechinta is committed to upholding best practice in Indigenous research and ethical protocols. We are committed to ensuring that Indigenous self-determination, ownership and control  is prioritized in the conduct of all research. 

We follow the requirements of the Tri-Council Policies on Ethical Research and Ownership, Control, Access and Possession guide to First Nations Governance of Information. 

Recent Research


Contact us for more information about our programs, or to register for our next semester! 

Email: admin@dechinta.ca

Phone: 867-445-1897

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