USAI Research Framework
September 28, 2021
The USAI (Utility, Self-voicing, Access, Inter-relationality) Research Framework was conceived and developed by the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) to guide all Indigenous research projects conducted by the OFIFC and urban Indigenous communities, in which the OFIFC is involved. As the OFIFC welcomes all informed and principled allies to partner, cooperate, and collaborate with the Federation and the communities, when appropriate and required, this document is a guide to our research principles and ethical considerations. It encompasses our rules of research conduct and the goals of our research endeavours. From the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres.