Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDewhurst, Dale
dc.descriptionThe presentation went smoothly and was well received by the other panelists, the moderator/discussant and those attending the session. As a result of two presenters withdrawing from the session, it left additional time for discussion of my paper and the papers of the other two presenters. Following some additional research to address some of the points in my paper more completely it will be suitable for submission for publication consideration.en
dc.description.abstractAn Aboriginal agency that: (a) conducts business in a cross-cultural setting; (b) employs Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal employees; (c) wants to conduct its operations in keeping with Aboriginal protocols; may wish to adopt a code of ethics for itself and its employees. However, an Aboriginal agency wishing to adopt a code of ethics based upon Aboriginal protocols faces at least three main challenges. First, for the code to be effective from an Aboriginal perspective it must accurately reflect the unique views, values and protocols that the Aboriginal community holds dear. This means that the code needs to be rooted in oral traditions and compliance with natural law. The problem is that current approaches to drafting codes of ethics in the Western European legal tradition are most often rooted in written traditions based upon positivist, deontological and legalistic considerations. It is one task to prepare a positivistic rule-based legal document that prohibits or mandates specific actions; it is another task to frame principle-based codes of ethics aimed at modeling natural law principles necessary for individual and community growth and harmony.en
dc.subjectCode of ethicsen
dc.titlePreparing Effective Codes of Ethics in Aboriginal Agencyen

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

AU logo
Athabasca University Library & Scholarly Resources
Phone: (800) 788-9041 ext 6254 | Email:
Fax: (780) 675-6477 | Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm (MT) | Privacy
Focused on the future of learning.