ICWRN provides a network for research training, resources and links that are relevant to diverse communities, individuals, organizations, agencies and contexts. For Indigenous peoples, there is no doubt that western-based research has a contested history; it has been used to exploit, appropriate, silence, and justify harmful policies, practices and actions against Indigenous peoples.

“So all my former foster kids better ride
‘Cause they say the hope for my future has died
But you’re wrong, ha ha, it’s still alive
So whoever is holding my case file they better hide
‘Cause I’m living proof that real love can never die.”

(Chris Tait, forum presenter, former youth in care)