The Proclaiming Our Roots project is the culmination of the histories, stories and experiences of mixed Black and Indigenous Peoples on Turtle Island. This project cultivates a space to create written, visual and narrative archives of the geographies, histories, and contemporary realities of Afro-Indigenous Peoples. With over 400 years of African diasporic presence in Canada, relationships between Black and Indigenous Peoples offered a form of resistance against colonial oppression and afforded these communities an opportunity for survival. In this webinar, Dr. Ciann L. Wilson and Ann Marie Beals explore how such a space is created to enable equitable participation with community members in decentering whiteness and revisionist histories, while moving beyond the white gaze. As well, they discuss challenges and dangers within community-based research in understanding how privilege and colonial forces shape the research process as community is excluded from the benefits of the work.