1st Edition

Applying Indigenous Research Methods Storying with Peoples and Communities

Edited By Sweeney Windchief, Timothy San Pedro Copyright 2019
    194 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    194 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Applying Indigenous Research Methods focuses on the question of "How" Indigenous Research Methodologies (IRMs) can be used and taught across Indigenous studies and education.

    In this collection, Indigenous scholars address the importance of IRMs in their own scholarship, while focusing conversations on the application with others. Each chapter is co-authored to model methods rooted in the sharing of stories to strengthen relationships, such as yarning, storywork, and others. The chapters offer a wealth of specific examples, as told by researchers about their research methods in conversation with other scholars, teachers, and community members.

    Applying Indigenous Research Methods is an interdisciplinary showcase of the ways IRMs can enhance scholarship in fields including education, Indigenous studies, settler colonial studies, social work, qualitative methodologies, and beyond.

    PART I Palm Upwards: "Reaching Back to Receive Lessons" 1 Hands Back, Hands Forward for Indigenous Storywork as Methodology Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem [Stó:lo- and St’at’imc] and Amy Parent Nox Ayaaw´ ilt [Nisga’a] 2 Community Relationships within Indigenous Methodologies Elizabeth Fast [Métis/Mennonite] and Margaret Kovach [Plains Cree/Saulteaux/member of Treaty Four in southern Saskatchewan] 3 K’é and Tdayp-tday-gaw: Embodying Indigenous Relationality in Research Methods Leola Roberta Rainbow Tsinnajinnie [Diné/Filipina and accepted into Santa Ana Pueblo], Robin Starr Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn [Kiowa/Apache/Umatilla/Nez Perce/Assiniboine], and Tiffany S. Lee [Dibé Łizhiní Diné/Oglala Lakota] PART II Palm Downwards: "The Challenge and Opportunity to Live These Teachings" 4 Enacting Indigenous Research Methods: Centering Diné Epistemology to Guide the Process Valerie J. Shirley [Diné] and Deidra Angulo [Diné] 5 Research Before and After the Academy: Learning Participatory Indigenous Methods Sandi Wemigwase [Waganakising Odawa] and Eve Tuck [Unangax] 6 Indigenous Methodologies in Graduate School: Accountability, Relationships, and Tensions Daniel Piper [White], Jacob Jacobe [White], Rose Yazzie [Diné], and Dolores Calderon [Tigua/Mexican] PART III Palms Joined: "Responsibility to Pass Those Teachings to Others" 7 Indigenous Teachers: At the Cross-Roads of Applying Indigenous Research Methodologies Jeremy Garcia [Hopi/Tewa], Samuel Tenakhongva [Hopi], and Bryant Honyouti [Hopi] 8 Re-centering Tribally-Specific Research Methodologies within Dominant Academic Systems Michael M. Munson [Séliš, Ql´ispé, and non-Native ancestries] and Timothy San Pedro 9 Moʻolelo: Continuity, Stories, and Research in Hawaiʻi Sunnie Kaikala Ma-kua [‘O - iwi Hawai‘i], Manulani Aluli Meyer [‘O - iwi Hawai‘i], and Lynette Lokelani Wakinekona [‘O - iwi Hawai‘i] Afterword: To Be an Indigenous Scholar Cornel Pewewardy [Comanche-Kiowa] List of Contributors


    Sweeney Windchief is a member of the Fort Peck Tribes (Assiniboine) in Montana and is an Assistant Professor of Adult and Higher Education at Montana State University, USA.

    Timothy San Pedro is Filipino-American and grew up on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana. He is an Assistant Professor of Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education at The Ohio State University, USA.