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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

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
Tobacco Ties: The relationship of the sacred to research

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

Indigenous Research Methodology: Streaming
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Books

Decolonizing Methodologies
Research Methods in Indigenous Contexts
Decolonizing Research
Indigenous Research Methodologies
Research for Indigenous Survival
book cover: Insights from Practices in Community-based Reserach