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Indigenous Research Methodologies in Sámi and Global Contexts

Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Pigga Keskitalo, Torjer Olsen

2021 Northern Europe

This book addresses the conceptualization and practice of Indigenous research methodologies especially in Sámi and North European academic contexts. It examines the meaning of Sámi research and research methodologies, practical levels of doing Indigenous research today in different contexts, as well as global debates in Indigenous research. The contributors present place-specific and relational Sámi research approaches as well as reciprocal methodological choices in Indigenous research in North-South relationships. This edited volume is a result of a research collaboration in four countries where Sámi people live. By taking the readers to diverse local discussions, the collection emphasizes communal responsibility and care as a key in doing Indigenous research.

1 Contemporary Indigenous Research within Sámi and Global Indigenous Studies Contexts
Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Torjer Olsen and Pigga Keskitalo
2 Sámi dutkama máttut: The Forerunners of Sámi Methodological Thinking
Jelena Porsanger and Irja Seurujärvi-Kari
Káfestallamin Cáfe Talks of the Indigenous Research Paradigm in Sámi Research
Pigga Keskitalo, Torkel Rasmussen, Rauna Rahko-Ravantti and Rauni Äärelä-Vihriälä
4 Developing Literacy Research in Sápmi
Hanna Outakoski
5 Decolonized Research-Storying: Bringing Indigenous Ontologies and Care into the Practices of Research Writing
Hanna Guttorm, Lea Kantonen, Britt Kramvig and Aili Pyhälä
6 ‘Shared Remembering’ as a Relational Indigenous Method in Conceptualization of Sámi Women’s Leadership
Jelena Porsanger, Irja Seurujärvi-Kari and Ragnhild Lydia Nystad
7 Methodological Implications of the Project Čyeti čälled anarâškielân, ‘One Hundred Writers for Aanaar Saami’: Strengthening the Literacy of an Indigenous Language Community
Marja-Liisa Olthuis, Trond Trosterud, Erika Katjaana Sarivaara, Petter Morottaja and Eljas Niskanen
8 Reflections on Power Relations and Reciprocity in the Field While Conducting Research with Indigenous Peoples
Attila Paksi and Ilona Kivinen
9 Kimapury Reflections: Values and Research Agendas in Amazonian Indigenous Research Relations
Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen