Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into Ecological Research

On January 22nd, 2024, Jaime Grimm (PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto EEB department) and Reta Meng (PhD Candidate at McMaster University Department of Biology) shared their knowledge and experiences with knowledge co-production. Drawing on their own experiences working with Indigenous communities, Reta and Jaime described their respective processes in co-producing knowledge, highlighting the various ways that this approach builds more inclusive projects and capacity within and outside of the community. They also reflected on the individual and system-level challenges associated with co-producing knowledge including the typical academic process, research timelines, and the necessity of sharing control and intellectual ownership with the communities they work with. Thank you Reta and Jaime for an amazing talk!