Author: Julia Ulehla, Manulani Aluli-Meyer, Delphine Armstrong, Mariel Belanger, Jill Carter, Cori Derickson, Claire Fogal, Vicki Kelly, Carolyn Kenny, Virginie Magnat, Joseph Naytowhow, and Winston Wuttunee
Publication details: In Research and Reconciliation: Unsettling Ways of Knowing Through Indigenous Relationships, edited by Shawn Wilson, Adrea V. Breen, and Lindsay Dupré, 157-178. Toronto: Canadian Scholars, 2019
Description: In this edited collection, leading scholars seek to disrupt Eurocentric research methods by introducing students, professors, administrators, and practitioners to frameworks of Indigenous research methods through a lens of reconciliation. The foundation of this collection is rooted in each contributor’s unique conception of reconciliation, which extends beyond the parameters of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to include a broader, more global approach to reconciliation. More pointedly, contributors discuss how effective research is when it’s demonstrated through acts of reconciliation. Encouraging active, participatory approaches to research, this seminal text includes a range of examples, including a variety of creative forms, such as storytelling, conversations, letters, social media, and visual methodologies that challenge linear ways of thinking and embrace Indigenous ways of knowing and seeing. This collection is a go-to resource for all disciplines with a research-focus, including Indigenous studies, sociology, social work, education, gender studies, and anthropology. FEATURES: A focus on Indigenous methods of knowledge transmission that are not traditionally embraced in academia and challenges the Eurocentric concept of research Explores research methodologies through the lens of reconciliation on a global scale A unique text that utilizes reflections of individual contributors, emphasizing the narrative of each chapter relevant to Indigenous traditions of storytelling.