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Theories, Practices, and Relationships
Edited by Deborah McGregor, Jean-Paul Restoule, Rochelle Johnston
Indigenous research is an important and burgeoning field of study. With the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call for the Indigenization of higher education and growing interest within academic institutions, scholars are exploring research methodologies that are centred in or emerge from Indigenous worldviews, epistemologies, and ontology. This edited collection moves beyond asking what Indigenous research is and examines how Indigenous approaches to research are carried out in practice.
Contributors share their personal experiences of conducting Indigenous research within the academy in collaboration with their communities and with guidance from Elders and other traditional knowledge keepers. Their stories are linked to current discussions and debates, and their unique journeys reflect the diversity of Indigenous languages, knowledges, and approaches to inquiry.
Indigenous Research is an essential read for students in Indigenous studies programs, as well as for those studying research methodologies in education, sociology, anthropology, and history.
- explores the foundations of Indigenous research methods
- offers key theoretical, ethical, and methodological questions at the beginning of each chapter
- brings together contributions from seasoned and emerging scholars, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, who research in diverse contexts
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
Introduction: Relationships, Respect, Relevance, Reciprocity, and Responsibility: Taking up Indigenous Research Approaches
Rochelle Johnston, Deborah McGregor, and Jean-Paul Restoule
PART I: The Research Is the Process: Research Journeys Inside and Out
Chapter 1: miyo pimâtisiwin: (Re)claiming Voice with Our Original Instructions, Karlee D. Fellner
Chapter 2: Learning to Unlearn: Building Relationships on anishinaabeg Territory, Katrina Srigley and Autumn Varley
Chapter 3: Research Tales with Txeemsim (Raven, the Trickster), Amy Parent
PART II: Making Space For Indigenous Research
Chapter 4: Wise Indigenous Woman Approaches to Research: Navigating and Naming Jagged Ethical Tensions and Micro-Aggressions in the Academy, Shelly Johnson/Mukwa Musayett
Chapter 5: Healing and Transformative Learning Through Indigenous Methodologies, Karen Hall and Erin Cusack
Chapter 6: A Tale of Two Drums: Kinoo’amaadawaad Megwaa Doodamawaad – “They Are Learning With Each Other While They are doing” 112, Paul Cormier and Lana Ray
PART III: Communities We Research With
Chapter 7: Conducting Community-Based Research in First Nation Communities, Lorrilee McGregor
Chapter 8: Aboriginal Children in Toronto: Working Together to Improve Services, Angela Mashford-Pringle
Chapter 9: Applying Indigenous Health Community-Based Participatory Research, Darrel Manitowabi and Marion Maar
PART IV: Our Tools For Research
Chapter 10: Anishinaabe Research Theory and Methodology as Informed by Nanaboozhoo, the Bundle Bag, and the Medicine Wheel, Nicole Bell
Chapter 11: Storytelling and Narrative Inquiry: Exploring Research Methodologies, Georgina Martin
Chapter 12: Treaty #3: A Tool for Empowering Diverse Scholars to Engage in Indigenous Research, Brittany Luby with Rachel Arsenault, Joseph Burke, Michelle Graham, and Toni Valenti
Chapter 13: Working to Protect the Water: Stories of Connection and Transformation, Paige Restoule, Carly Dokis, and Benjamin Kelly
PART V: Destinations: Where Research Can Take Us
Chapter 14: Toward an Aanishinaabe Research Paradigm: Theory and Practice, Deborah McGregor
Chapter 15: A Story Pathway: Restoring Wholeness in the Research Process, Nicole Penak
Chapter 16: Healing Research: Relationalism in Urban Indigenous Health Knowledge Production, Heather A. Howard
Chapter 17: Researching Within Relations of Violence: Witnessing as Methodology, Sarah Hunt
Epilogue: Indigenous Research: Future Directions, Deborah McGregor
Indigenous Research Resources