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Book Chapter

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Source Publication

McGregor, D, Johnson, R., and Restoule, J.P. Indigenous Research: Theories, Practices, and Relationships. Canadian Scholars Press, 2018.


As this volume attests to, in recent years there has been a remarkable emergence of Indigenous research scholarship both internationally and within Canada. Indigenous theory, paradigms, and methods inform research practices which take on many forms, reflecting the diversity of Indigenous nations. Many scholars, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, have sought to decolonize past and current research approaches and advance Indigenous approaches and methods of research (Louis, 2007). Some more recent efforts have focused specifically on the revitalization of Indigenous research traditions (Archibald, 2008; Kovach, 2003; Wilson, 2008). Anishinaabe research is a form of reclaiming our stories and knowledge through personal transformation while in the pursuit of knowledge. As Anishinaabe people, we have our own worldviews, philosophies, ways of being, and research traditions that account for our relationships and existence in the world. This volume represents the diversity of ways in which Anishinaabek are tackling the challenging, yet transformative, work involved in re-creating our knowledge on our own terms.