Indigenous Peoples and Disability Rights
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Cyndy Baskin
Partners: Disability Studies, York University
This research project begins with a literature review and environmental scan concerning Aboriginal people with disabilities using a human rights lens. It will then explore specific avenues for research, community development and developing partnerships among Aboriginal people and people with disabilities. Through the implementation of Indigenous values and research methodologies, it will explore how Aboriginal people with disabilities can live lives with dignity and rights. It is an effort to assess the existing systemic and social infrastructure available to Aboriginal people with disabilities, to highlight the current gaps and major issues within the system, and to foster responsive and inclusive practices that may support the meaningful realization of rights by Aboriginal people with disabilities. The partnership is with York University, Ryerson University and several Aboriginal organizations within Toronto.