with Dr. Margaret Kovach, Associate Professor at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Elizabeth Fast, Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – Thursday, June 15, 2017 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Margaret Kovach, Associate Professor at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Elizabeth Fast, Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University
In their workshop, Drs. Margaret Kovach and Elizabeth Fast along with Ms. Cherry Smiley will explore the complex topic of Indigenous Research and Indigenous Methodologies. They will familiarize participants with the important considerations that must be made when conducting research involving Indigenous Canadian communities, awareness of the history of Indigenous communities to subjugation and imposed study, and knowledge of ethical considerations when engaging in Indigenous research.
They will invite participants to explore Indigenous informed methods and design including the role of a unifying Indigenous philosophical tradition that exist among different indigenous groups, the significance of Indigenous theory, protocols in research, storytelling, reciprocity, guardianship of data considerations, and relevance within Indigenous research frameworks. Kovach, Fast, and Smiley will also propose ways in which both Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars can advance Indigenous research as decolonizing project so as to be of benefit to Indigenous peoples and larger Canada society.