The following article evaluates the efficacy of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Code of Ethics for Indigenous people. The paper reviews the Society of Indian Psychologists recent work on creating a commentary to the APA code, as well as a panel discussion by key stakeholders of the four ethnic psychological associations at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association and a similar panel discussion at the United Nations. The consensus remains that key indigenous values and principles are lacking in the current APA code that prevent it from being adequate for the needs of indigenous people. Dialogue continues with APA in hopes of making the code more relevant to Indigenous people.
Morse, Gayle Skawennio Ph.D. and Blume, Art W. Ph.D.
"Does the American Psychological Association’s Code of Ethics work for us?,"
Journal of Indigenous Research:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/kicjir/vol3/iss1/2