Part One: What is Researchable?
Past readings that have resonated with you
Mentioned in class:
Devries, M. Missing Sarah
Freire, Paolo, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Lawrence, Bonita, “Real” Indians and Others: Mixed-Blood Urban Native Peoples...
Palmater, P. Beyond Blood (book)
Smith, Keith, Talking back to the Indian Act.
Tall Bear, Kim
Wilson, S. Research as Ceremony
The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World
Considerations for placement of narrative (centered and as the introduction to the paper)
Experience can suggest themes and coincides with the research
Literature to support and bring together the themes. Narrative --> community response; media; agency/organization response
Themes: police response, community expertise, media response
Keywords: "police response time" ("first nation" OR aboriginal OR indigenous) missing
Synonyms: RCMP; "law enforcement"
Resources: MMIWG report; Calls to Justice; Maryanne Pearce dissertation
Themes: sci-fi; appropriation; Indigenous futurisms; settler belonging and futurisms; personal learning from positionality
Theories: anti-colonial; decolonization; colonization; settler colonial
Keywords: "settler belonging" ("science fiction" OR "speculative fiction")
Elders perspectives on male youth in community; current status, and needs/supports for healing and wellness - decolonizing communities
Background research: context, statistics, cases, approaches
Preliminary discussions that inform community program development
Language revitalization and importance of language through connections to identity.
Themes: intergenerational; family dynamics; community; Elders
Keywords: "language revitalization" family
Concept Discussion: Writing About Yourself
- transformational narrative, reclaiming voice
- rite of passage
- artistic expression
- related to healing, cultural work, sport (basketball, soccer, canoe racing), education, ceremony, spirituality)
- residential schools
Methods, sources, presentations
- oral narratives (importance of providing context) - ownership, privacy, trust, protocol, positionality, voice, sensitivity, relationship)
- artistic works
- imaginative script
- lived experience
- anthropological works
- non-traditional writing in academic work
- format / medium - e.g. birch bark, using colour / font to signify voice