Ethics and Practice

The Project Tree is one of the primary resources provided to partner communities. Symbolizing our project processes with a plant ensures a relatable analogy for communities around the world.

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Phase I - IRP Internal Considerations & Analysis

An intensive process of ensuring protections, accuracy, and ethical research practices must be carried out by IRP prior to engaging with potential partner communities/narrators

Involves reviewing relevant anthropological literature and seeking expert opinions on the following topics

Phase II - Formal Community Contact


Phase III - Production


Phase IV - Finalize

Phase V - Sustained Relationships

Header Image: Mayan hieroglyphic pictographs at Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Written communication like these were of the first method used to document prehistoric oral tradition.