The Importance of Good Research
In consultation, negotiation, arbitration, planning and management, everything comes down to research. If done properly, it will provide sound evidence and a basis for informed discussions and consultations. Good research makes good court/political decisions. Good research is also crucial in the contexts of impact assessment, resource management, community economic development, protection of cultural resources. Good research allows for the development of more truthful educational material on Aboriginal culture and First Nation & contact history. First Nations need to take control, link, share, and interpret research on issues and topics of their concern.