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Research and Reconciliation
Unsettling Ways of Knowing through Indigenous Relationships
Edited by Shawn Wilson, Andrea V. Breen, Lindsay DuPré
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.
- 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
Table of Contents
Andrea V. Breen, Shawn Wilson, and Lindsay DuPré
Section I: Being, Longing, and Belonging
Chapter 1: Why Research Is Reconciliation
Shawn Wilson and Margaret Hughes
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
Chapter 7: Settler Apologies
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”