Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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Approx. 350 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
August 2020
Print ISBN: 9781773382074


Forthcoming | Fall 2020

Overview

Bringing together researchers from geographically, culturally, and linguistically diverse regions, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research Methodologies offers guidance and lessons learned from research projects in and with Indigenous communities around the world. This edited volume explores issues of power, representation, participation, and accountability in studies involving Indigenous peoples and draws on contributors’ reflections of their own varied experiences conducting collaborative research in distinct yet related fields. Anchoring the book are several key aims: exploring decolonizing and decolonial methodological paradigms, honouring Indigenous knowledge systems, and growing interdisciplinary collaboration toward Indigenous self-determination.

This collection is a hopeful contribution to Indigenous communities, institutions, scholarship, and practice, highlighting challenges and ideas from Indigenous researchers who are doing the work of moving forward Indigenous research methodologies. Throughout, authors share critical stories regarding what it means to do Indigenous research and to become an Indigenous researcher today. Authors discuss themes essential to study design—including ethics, positionality, data analysis, and dissemination—that reveal how they resist, negotiate, and transform research using multiple epistemologies. Including chapter learning objectives and reflection questions, this text is a vital resource for students and anyone interested in developing a relationship with Indigenous research methods.


FEATURES

  • presents proposals and visions for research with Indigenous communities that include both methodological and practical considerations
  • draws on the experiences of the co-editors in developing and teaching research methods courses for Indigenous graduate students
  • includes features such as chapter learning objectives, questions for critical thought, and key terms


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Table of Contents

Foreword: Indigenous Education, Research, and Theory
George J. Sefa Dei (Asakyiri)

Preface
Elizabeth Sumida Huaman with Nathan D. Martin

SECTION I – SETTING THE INDIGENOUS RESEARCH AGENDA: INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGES AND RESEARCH WORLDVIEWS

Chapter 1 – Indigenous Research: Methodologies of Resilience and Adaptation
Elizabeth Sumida Huaman and Nathan D. Martin (Editors)

Chapter 2 – Finding the Bone Needle through Indigenous Storywork
Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem (Stó:lō and St’at’imc First Nations)

Chapter 3 – What Are Your Values? Positioning the Researcher
Porter Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo)

SECTION II – RESEARCH FOR OUR EARTH

Chapter 4 – Holographic Epistemology (Indigenous Common Sense): A Nakòna Example
Sweeney Windchief (Fort Peck Assiniboine)

Chapter 5 – Making Sense of Anecdata: Pushing the Edges of Science in Decolonizing Research
Peter Mataira (Māori, Ngāti Porou/Ngāti Kahungunu)

Chapter 6 – “Our Indigenous brothers and sisters are available for us, and we are available for them”: Non-Local Relationships Nurturing Research through an Alaska-Aotearoa Online Student Exchange
Ocean Ripeka Mercier (Ngāti Porou) and Beth Ginondidoy Leonard (Dene’/Athabascan)

SECTION III – RESEARCH FOR WELL-BEING

Chapter 7 – Restoring Ceremony as the Methodological Approach in Indigenous Research: The Indigenous Doula Project
Jaime Cidro (Anishnawbe), Stephanie Sinclair (Anishnawbe), Sarah DeLaronde (Cree), and Leona Star (Cree)

Chapter 8 – Methodological Challenges When Doing Qualitative Mental Health Research among Sámi and Norwegians
Hilde Thørnquist (Pite Sámi)

Chapter 9 – Indigenizing Research Participant Recruitment
Rachell Tenorio (Santo Domingo Pueblo/Kewa Pueblo)

SECTION IV – RESEARCH FOR PEDAGOGY AND LEARNING

Chapter 10 – Credentialing Our Own: Development of an Indigenous Master of Public Health Degree
Maile Chargualaf Flores Taualii (Kanaka Maoli)

Chapter 11 – Qualitative Analysis as Ho‘oku‘iku‘i or Bricolage: Teaching Emancipatory Indigenous Research to Native Hawaiian Graduate Students
Julie Kaomea (Kanaka Maoli)

SECTION V– RESEARCH FOR CONNECTIVITY AND CULTURAL PRACTICES

Chapter 12 – Yeewa (Collaborative Creativity) as Methodology
Trevor Reed (Hopi)

Chapter 13 – The Voice of Thunder: Respect, Reciprocity, and Reconciliation in Indigenous Research
Brian D. McInnes (Ojibwe/Potawatomi)

Chapter 14 – Mink’a Methodologies: Quechua Research in the Peruvian Andes
Elizabeth Sumida Huaman (Wanka/Quechua)

SECTION VI– RESEARCH FOR PEOPLEHOOD AND BELONGING

Chapter 15 – Remaking Chabochi: Research, Positionality, and Power on Rarámuri Lands
Jorge Morales Guerrero (Chabochi/Mestizo Mexicano)

Chapter 16 – Measuring Indigenous Identity with Indigenous Communities
Jameson D. Lopez (Quechan) and Danielle D. Lucero (Isleta Pueblo)

Chapter 17 – Ainu Puri and Research: Seeking “Our Way” for the Future Well-Being of Ainu People in Japan
Nanako Iwasa and Kaori Arai (Ainu)

Epilogue
Elizabeth Sumida Huaman (Lead Editor)

Glossary of Terms

Contributing Author Biographies

Elizabeth Sumida Huaman

Elizabeth Sumida Huaman (Wanka/Quechua) is an Associate Professor of Comparative and International Development Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.


Nathan D. Martin

Nathan D. Martin is an Associate Professor of Justice and Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University.


Reviews

“This book offers an innovative and rich in-depth look at a diversity of Indigenous knowledges and research methodologies through a relational lens. The text is a provocation for us all to advocate for sustained engagement with and embedding of multiple and diverse epistemological positions to normalize the position of Indigenous knowledges, epistemologies, and methodologies in the academy.”

"In this time of critical social, political, and racial transformation comes Huaman and Martin’s compelling cache of expertly edited essays that are enlightening, challenging, and rigorously researched. These critical works remind us of our individual and collective responsibilities. If we continue to ignore Indigenous realities and fail to take deliberate actions to understand Indigenous ways of being, the future is bleak, indeed. As these scholars skillfully show, we all gain when Native peoples are accorded the respect and legitimacy they deserve."

“The editors of this engaging and accessible volume bring together over 20 Indigenous scholars who collectively reimagine research possibilities, offer rich examples of place-based knowledge and practices, and challenge readers to resist dominant Western research paradigms. This book offers readers nuanced understandings of ways that Indigenous knowledge and research is engaging local solutions and global opportunities in powerful ways both new and timeless.”

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