research guidelines & intellectual property rights

Dear colleagues,

I'm doing an informal survey to find out what current practices are
with respect to First Nations, Inuit and Metis research guidelines and
intellectual property rights. This is to assist me and some Norwegian
and Saami colleagues with their thinking about such matters. I would
greatly appreciate your time in answering the following questions:

1. Do the First Nations, Inuit and Metis groups with whom you work
have guidelines (ethics, etc.) with respect to the conduct of social
science research in their territories? If so what are they?

2. Do the First Nations, Inuit and Metis groups with whom you work
have policies with respect to intellectual property rights? If so
what are they? For example, do they assert ownership of Elder
narratives, myths, craft knowledge, etc.?

I can compile the responses and circulate them back to the respondents
anonymously if you wish. Of collective benefit perhaps...

Thanks for your help with this inquiry.

Best wishes,
Peter Armitage
St. John's, Newfoundland
A1C 5N8
parmitage@nl.rogers.com

*PS - I'm new to this forum. For those of you who don't know me, I'm trained as an anthropologist and I've been working with First Nations (primarily Labrador & Quebec Innu) for 26 years. Currently working with Labrador Innu as well as Cree and Anishinaabek in northern Ontario. I've done land use and occupancy mapping and many other things over the years.