Aboriginal community based research- the right way to do it- working with SCIPPS Elaine Gordon Joyce Davison December 2008
History of research in Aboriginal communities • Researched since time began • Is it going to help us? • Is it going to harm us? • Will we ever hear the results? • Who will it belong too?
Recruitment • People don’t usually respond to a flyer alone • Points of contact • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (AMS’s) • Elders • But who are the elders? • Need to be careful - who are recognised spokespersons and respected elders?