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Indigenous Research Methods: Selected Reference Sources
Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology by Linda Tuhiwai Smith; Jo-Ann Archibald Q'um Q'um Xiiem; Jenny Bol Jun Lee-Morgan; Jason De Santolo (Editors)The term "Indigenous storywork" has come to encompass the sheer breadth of ways in which Indigenous storytelling serves as a historical record, as a form of teaching and learning, and as an expression of Indigenous culture and identity. Decolonizing Research brings together Indigenous researchers and activists to assert the unique value of Indigenous storywork as a focus of research, and to develop methodologies that rectify the colonial attitudes inherent in much past and current scholarship. By bringing together their own Indigenous perspectives, and by treating Indigenous storywork on its own terms, the contributors illuminate new avenues for research, and show how such scholarship can contribute to the movement for Indigenous rights and self-determination.
Call Number: GN 380 D433 2019 Nanaimo
Indigenous Storywork by Jo-Ann ArchibaldJo-ann Archibald worked closely with Coast Salish Elders and storytellers, who shared both traditional and personal life-experience stories, in order to develop ways of bringing storytelling into educational contexts. Indigenous Storywork is the result of this research and it demonstrates how stories have the power to educate and heal the heart, mind, body, and spirit. It builds on the seven principles of respect, responsibility, reciprocity, reverence, holism, interrelatedness, and synergy that form a framework for understanding the characteristics of stories, appreciating the process of storytelling, establishing a receptive learning context, and engaging in holistic meaning-making.
Publication Date: 2008
Indigenous Research: Theories, Practices, and Relationships by Jean-Paul RestouleThis edited collection provides readers with concrete and in-depth examples of how to overcome the challenges of Indigenous research with respect to Indigenous worldviews, epistemologies, and ontology. In collaboration with their communities, and with guidance from Elders and other traditional knowledge keepers, each contributor links their personal narrative of Indigenous research to current discussions and debates.
Call Number: E 76.7 I53 2018 Nanaimo
Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts by Margaret KovachWhat are Indigenous research methodologies, and how do they unfold? Indigenous methodologies flow from tribal knowledge, and while they are allied with several western qualitative approaches, they remain distinct. These are the focal considerations of Kovach's study,which offers guidance to those conducting research in the academy using Indigenous methodologies. Kovach includes topics such as Indigenous epistemologies, decolonizing theory, story as method, situating self and culture, Indigenous methods, protocol, meaning-making, and ethics.
Call Number: E 76.7 K68 2009 Nanaimo
Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies by Yvonna S. Lincoln (Editor); Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Editor); Norman K. Denzin (Editor)The Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies is the only handbook to make connections regarding many of the perspectives of the "new" critical theorists and emerging indigenous methodologies. Built on the foundation of the landmark SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, the Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies extends beyond the investigation of qualitative inquiry itself to explore the indigenous and nonindigenous voices that inform research, policy, politics, and social justice. Editors Norman K. Denzin, Yvonna S. Lincoln, and Linda Tuhiwai Smith explore in depth some of the newer formulations of critical theories and many indigenous perspectives, and seek to make transparent the linkages between the two. Key Features - Contains global examples including South African, Hawaiian, Maori, Central African and Islamic ones. * Includes a "Who's Who" of educators and researchers in critical methodologies. * Provides a comprehensive body of work that represents the state of the art for critical methodologies and indigenous discourses * Covers the history of critical and indigenous theory and how it came to inform and impact qualitative research * Offers an historical representation of critical theory, critical pedagogy, and indigenous discourse. * Explores critical theory and action theory, and their hybrid discourses: PAR, feminism, action research, social constructivism, ethnodrama, community action research, poetics. * Presents a candid conversation between indigenous and nonindigenous discourses. This Handbook serves as a guide to help Western researchers understand the new and reconfigured territories they might wish to explore.
Call Number: GN 345 H364 2008 Nanaimo
Research Is Ceremony by Shawn WilsonDescribing a research paradigm shared by indigenous scholars in Canada and Australia, this study demonstrates how this standard can be put into practice. Portraying indigenous researchers as knowledge seekers who work to progress indigenous ways of being, knowing, and doing in a constantly evolving context, this examination shows how relationships both shape indigenous reality and are vital to reality itself. These same knowledge seekers develop relationships with ideas in order to achieve enlightenment in the ceremony of maintaining accountability. Envisioning researchers as accountable to all relations, this overview proves that careful choices should be made regarding selection of topics, methods of data collection, forms of analysis, and the way in which information is presented.
Call Number: GN 380 W554 2008 Nanaimo Cowichan
Decolonizing Methodologies by Linda Tuhiwai SmithThis essential volume explores the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge, and argues that the decolonization of research methods will help reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. This eagerly awaited second edition includes substantial revisions, with important additions on new indigenous literature and the role of research in indigenous struggles for social justice, bringing this best-selling book up to date.
Life Lived Like a Story by Julie CruikshankThe life stories appearing in this volume come from communities where storytelling provides a customary framework for discussing the past. Angela Sidney, Kitty Smith and Annie Ned are three remarkable and gifted women of Athapaskan and Tlingit ancestry who were born in the southern Yukon Territory around the turn of the century. Their life stories tell us as much about the present as about the past, as much about ideas of community as about individual experience; they call our attention to the diverse ways humans formulate such linkages.