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Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts

Margaret Kovach

2021 Canada

Second edition

Indigenous Methodologies is a groundbreaking text. Since its original publication in 2009, it has become the most trusted guide used in the study of Indigenous methodologies and has been adopted in university courses around the world. It provides a conceptual framework for implementing Indigenous methodologies and serves as a useful entry point for those wishing to learn more broadly about Indigenous research.

The second edition incorporates new literature along with substantial updates, including a thorough discussion of Indigenous theory and analysis, new chapters on community partnership and capacity building, an added focus on oracy and other forms of knowledge dissemination, and a renewed call to decolonize the academy. The second edition also includes discussion questions to enhance classroom interaction with the text. In a field that continues to grow and evolve, and as universities and researchers strive to learn and apply Indigenous-informed research, this important new edition introduces readers to the principles and practices of Indigenous methodologies.

Part I
Chapter 1 – Indigenous Methodologies and Qualitative Inquiry
Chapter 2 – Indigenous Conceptual Framing in Indigenous Methodologies

Part II
Chapter 3 – Epistemology and Research: Centring Tribal Knowledge
Chapter 4 – Indigenous Ethics and Axiology: Miýo (A Good Way)
Chapter 5 – Engaging the Community
Chapter 6 – Situating Self, Culture, and Purpose in Indigenous Methodologies

Part III
Chapter 7 – Indigenous Theorizing
Chapter 8 – Story and Method in Indigenous Methodologies
Chapter 9 – Interpretation and Working with the Findings
Chapter 10 – Mobilizing the Findings: Representation, Oral Dissemination & Giving Back

Part IV
Chapter 11- A Call to Decolonizing the Academy