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Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary field grounded in the languages, histories, geographies, and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples

Indigenous Research Methods

Indigenous Research Methodology: Overview

Be mindful when using information collected from Indigenous Peoples. While current research practices regarding Indigenous Peoples are improving in Canada, historic works seldom respect Indigenous Intellectual Property. APA citation cautions researchers to evaluate published works to ensure that information is both accurate and appropriate to use prior to citing. Indigenous Knowledge comes with a variety of Cultural Protocols which may limit who can share information, when it can be shared, and with whom it may be shared. Because cross-cultural information exchanges increase the likely hood of misrepresentation, it is vital to confirm that your work upholds the integrity of Indigenous perspectives.

Indigenous Research Methodology: Journal Articles

  1. Tobacco Ties: The relationship of the sacred to research

Indigenous Research Methodology: Web Resources

  1. Position Statement: Indigenous Knowledge in Canada's Copyright Act
  2. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - Intergovernmental Committee 
  3. Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis People of Canada

Indigenous Research Methodology: Streaming

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Book cover: Kaandossowin: How we come to know by Kathleen Absolon
Book cover: Pulling Together: A Guide for Researchers
Book cover: Decolonizing research : indigenous storywork as methodology
Book cover: Kaandossiwin : how we come to know : Indigenous re-search methodologies / Kathleen E. Absolon (Minogiizhigokwe)
Book cover: Cover Image Decolonizing methodologies: research and indigenous peoples
Book cover: Dadibaajim : returning home through narrative by Helen Olsen Agger