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Indigenous Methodologies

The purpose of this LibGuide is to help students at Haskell Indian Nations University find resources on indigenous methodologies.

Pulling Together: A guide for Indigenization of post-secondary institutions

Cull, Ian, Robert L. A. Hancock, Stephanie McKeown, Michelle Pidgeon, and and Adrienne Vedan. n.d. “Pulling Together: A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors.”

This is a free online book available for download written to inform front-line staff, student services, and advisors on how to effectively provide indigenous student services. Any personnel in academia may learn from the design guide on how to implement support for indigenous ways of knowing within the institution.

Decolonizing Methodologies

Where can I learn about applications of such methodologies in an academic setting?

DeLorme, Carolyn M. “Quilting a Journey: Decolonizing Instructional Design.” AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples 14, no. 2 (June 1, 2018): 164–72.

"Supervising Research in Māori Cultural Contexts: A Decolonizing, Relational Response: Higher Education Research & Development: Vol 36, No 7.” Accessed October 15, 2018.

Chawla, Devika, and Ahmet Atay. “Introduction: Decolonizing Autoethnography.” Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies 18, no. 1 (February 1, 2018): 3–8.

Where can I learn about the critiques or responses to engaging in such practices?

Barnes, Brendon. “Decolonizing Research Methodologies: Opportunity and Caution.” South African Journal of Psychology 48, no. 3 (September 17, 2018): 379-387.

Windchief, Sweeney, Cheryl Polacek, Michael Munson, Mary Ulrich, and Jason D. Cummins. “In Reciprocity: Responses to Critiques of Indigenous Methodologies.” Qualitative Inquiry 24, no. 8 (December 11, 2017): 532–42. https ://

Ways of Knowing

Where can I learn about the reasons why Indigenous methodologies were realized?

Ndimande, Bekisizwe. “Unraveling the Neocolonial Epistemologies: Decolonizing Research Toward Transformative Literacy” (2018). Accessed October 15, 2018.

Cole, Peter. “An Indigenous Research Narrative: Ethics and Protocols Over Time and Space.” Qualitative Inquiry 23, no. 5 (June 1, 2017): 343–51.

Where can I find the perception of such methodologies within western institutions?

Hart, Michael A., Silvia Straka, and Gladys Rowe. “Working Across Contexts: Practical Considerations of Doing Indigenist/Anti-Colonial Research.” Qualitative Inquiry 23, no. 5 (June 1, 2017): 332–42.

Louie, Dustin William, Yvonne Poitras-Pratt, Aubrey Jean Hanson, and Jacqueline Ottmann. “Applying Indigenizing Principles of Decolonizing Methodologies in University Classrooms.” Canadian Journal of Higher Education / Revue Canadienne d’enseignement Supérieur 47, no. 3 (2017): 16–33.

MacDonald, Katherine. “My Experiences with Indigenist Methodologies.” Geographical Research 55, no. 4 (November 1, 2017): 369–78.\