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Indigenous knowledges and research methods (2018)

Indigenous Authors in the Spotlight

Our fall 2018 selection features library materials that explore and discuss Indigenous research methodologies and Indigenous knowledges. These books celebrate and examine non-Western ways of knowing such as plant- and land- based knowledges, storywork and ceremony. They are written and edited by Indigenous authors from around the world.

Decolonizing methodologies: research and Indigenous peoples

Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Critically examines the historical and philosophical base of western research.

Elements of Indigenous style

Gregory Younging

To help produce material that reflects Indigenous people in an appropriate and respectful manner.

Indigenous knowledges in global contexts: multiple readings of our world

edited by George J. Sefa Dei, Budd L. Hall, and Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg

Discussion of Indigenous knowledges and their implication for academic decolonization.

Indigenous methodologies: characteristics, conversations and contexts

Margaret Kovach

Guidance to those conducting research in the academy using Indigenous methodologies.

Research is ceremony: Indigenous research methods

Shawn Wilson

Describes a research paradigm shared by Indigenous scholars in Canada and Australia.

Research for Indigenous survival

Lori Lambert

Adjusting research methodologies in the behavioral sciences to Native values and tribal community life.

Indigenous and decolonizing studies in education: mapping the long view

edited by Linda Tuhiwai-Smith, Eve Tuck, K. Wayne Yang

Helps define and imagine the interstices between Indigenous, decolonizing studies, and education.

Indigenous research methodologies

Bagele Chilisa

Situates research in a larger, historical, and cultural context with case studies from around the globe.

Indigenous statistics: a quantitative research methodology

Maggie Walter, Chris Andersen

Methodological toolkit for conducting Indigenous research or using Indigenous population statistics.

Research as resistance

edited by Susan Strega and Leslie Brown

Chapters by Indigenous authors discuss marginalized knowledges in social science research.

Indigenous research: theories, practices, and relationships

edited by Deborah McGregor, Jean-Paul Restoule and Rochelle Johnston

Reclaiming Indigenous research in higher education

edited by Robin Starr Minthorn and Heather J. Shotton

Research methodologies and paradigms based in tribal knowledge systems and values.

Sources and methods in Indigenous studies

edited by Chris Andersen and Jean M. O'Brien

An overview of the dynamic state of the field in Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous philosophies and critical education: a reader

edited by George J. Sefa Dei

De-colonial/anti-colonial intellectual journey in ways informed by Indigenous theorizing.

Indigenous pathways into social research: voices of a new generation

edited by Donna M. Mertens, Fiona Cram, Bagele Chilisa

Insights into communities under the research gaze and offer new ways of knowing to traditional scholarly models.

Handbook of critical and Indigenous methodologies

edited by Norman K. Denzin, Yvonna S. Lincoln, Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Explores the Indigenous and nonindigenous voices that inform research, policy, politics, and social justice.

Indigenous storywork: educating the heart, mind, body, and spirit

Jo-Ann Archibald (Q'um Q'um Xiiem)

Ways of bringing storytelling into educational contexts based on the author's work with Elders and storytellers.

Indigenous identity and resistance

edited by Brendan Hokowhitu and Chris Andersen

Brings together the work of Indigenous Studies scholars working in Canada, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Native science: natural laws of interdependence

Gregory Cajete

Delves into art, myth, ceremony, and symbol, as well as Native science in the physical sphere.

Anthropologists, Indigenous scholars and the research endeavour

edited by Joy Hendry and Laara Fitznor

Explores the boundaries of the term "indigeneity," and different senses as ways of knowing.

Braiding sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Embraces Indigenous teachings that consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.

Teaching each other: Nehinuw concepts and Indigenous pedagogies

Linda M. Goulet and Keith N. Goulet

Drawing on Nehinuw (Cree) concepts, demonstrates how teachers and students can become partners in education.

Decolonizing education: nourishing the learning spirit

Marie Battiste

The nature of Eurocentric models of education, and their devastating impacts on Indigenous knowledge.

Bridging cultures: scientific and Indigenous ways of knowing nature

Glen Aikenhead, Herman Michell

Topics such as eurocentric sciences and Indigenous ways of living in nature.

Protecting Indigenous knowledge and heritage: a global challenge

Marie Battiste and James (Sa'ke'j) Youngblood Henderson

Discusses why current legal regimes are inadequate to protect Indigenous knowledge, and puts forward ideas for reform.

Working with elders and Indigenous knowledge systems

Herman Michell

Key Indigenous concepts such as identity, elders, Indigenous knowledge, and Indigenous worldview.

Indigenous Authors in the Spotlight Series

Inuit Testimony, Critique & Practice (Fall 2022)

Memoirs & Life Stories (Fall 2021)

Indigenous Feminisms (Spring/Summer 2020)

Science Fiction & Futurisms (Fall 2019)

Indigenous Poetry (Winter 2019)

Indigenous Knowledges and Research Methods (2018)

Indigenous Authors in the Spotlight (2017)

Celebrating Authors, Artists & Great Reads (2016)

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