Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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270 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
August 2019
Print ISBN: 9781773381152


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 is 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.


Table of Contents

Andrea V. Breen, Shawn Wilson, and Lindsay DuPré

Section I: Being, Longing, and Belonging
Lindsay DuPré

Chapter 1: Why Research Is Reconciliation
Shawn Wilson and Margaret Hughes

Chapter 2: Breath as Research: Finding Cracks in the Wall
gzhibaeassigae jen meunier

Chapter 3: Proclaiming Our Indigenous-Black Roots at a Time of Truth and Reconciliation
Ciann L. Wilson and Ann Marie Beals

Walking Eagle News: Canada’s Spy Agencies Struggle to Balance Reconciliation with Spying on Indigenous Peoples

Chapter 4: You Do Not Belong Here: Storying Allyship in an Ugly Sweater
Andrea V. Breen

Chapter 5: Distant, Invisible, Hidden Raíces. Indigenous Heritages of Central America: Renegotiation and Reconciliation
Paul Edward Montgomery Ramírez

Chapter 6: Fish Fry as Praxis: Exploring Land as a Nexus for Reconciliation in Research
Lana Ray, Leisa Desmoulins, and Paul Cormier

Walking Eagle News: Land Acknowledgement Malfunctions, Causing Land to Be Briefly Returned to First Nation

Section II: No Fucking Thanks-Giving
Shawn Wilson

Chapter 7: Settler Apologies
tunchai redvers

Chapter 8: I Hope This Finds You Well: A Love Letter to Indigenous Youth
Lindsay DuPré

Chapter 9: Cowboy and Indian “Epigrams”: An Art- and Social Media-Based Narrative
Kim Stewart

Chapter 10: Indigenizing the Academy: Listen to the Stories
Anna-Leah King, Dustin Brass, and Patrick Lewis

Chapter 11: The Trickiness of Storytelling with Indigenous Social Workers: Implications for Research in the Era of Reconciliation
Nicole Penak

Walking Eagle News: Health Canada Issues Massive Recall of Liberal Tears

Section III: Learning to Walk
Andrea V. Breen

Chapter 12: Experiencing Resonance as a Practice of Ritual Engagement
Manulani Aluli-Meyer, Mariel Belanger, Jill Carter, Corinne Derickson, Delphine Derickson, Claire Fogal, Vicki Kelly, Carolyn Kenny, Virginie Magnat, Joseph Naytowhow, Julia Ulehla, and Winston Wuttunee

Chapter 13: How Did I Get Here? Retracing Steps to Enlighten an Obscured Research Journey
Anjali Helferty

Chapter 14: Tentsitewatenronhste: We Will Become Friends Again
Kawennakon Bonnie Whitlow and Vanessa Oliver

Chapter 15: Considering a Truth Commission in Norway with Respect to the Past Forcible Assimilation of the Sámi People
Stephen James Minton and Hadi Strømmen Lile

Chapter 16: Nipivut (Our Voices): A Discussion about an Inuit Values-Based Research Framework and Its Application in Nunavut
Gwen Healey Akearok and Moriah Sallaffie

Chapter 17: Kinship as Research Methodology: Travels to Truth and Reconciliation
Kim Anderson and Rene Meshake

Walking Eagle News: After Major Trans Mountain Setback, Furious Trudeau Threatens First Nations with “Fiery Reconciliation”


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