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Indigenous Research Methodology

In progress resource list of research methodology

Absolon, K. E. (2012). Kaandossiwin: how we come to know. Halifax, NS: Fernwood Publishers.

Brown, L., & Strega, S. (Eds.). (2005). Research as resistance: critical, Indigenous and anti-oppressive approaches. Toronto: Canadian Scholars.

Cadwallader, N., Quigley, C., Yazzie-Mintz, T. (2011). Enacting decolonized methodologies: The doing of research in educational communities. Qualitative Inquiry (18)1, 3-15.

Chilisa, B. (2012). Indigenous research methodologies. Los Angeles: Sage.

Drawson, A. S., Toombs, E., Mushquash, C. J. (2017). Indigenous Research Methods: A Systematic Review. The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 8(2).

Easby, A. (2016). Indigenous research methodologies: Final report. 1-31. Retrieved August 5, 2017 from

Kovach, M. (2010). Conversational method in Indigenous research. First Peoples Child and Family Review, 5(1), 40-48.

Kovach, M. (2010). Indigenous methodologies: characteristics, conversations and contexts. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Lambert, L. (2014). Research for Indigenous survival: Indigenous research methodologies in the behavioral sciences. Brantford, ON: Salish Kootenai College Press.

Lavallé, L. (Producer). (2016). Reconciling ethical research with Métis, Inuit, and First Nations People (video). Retrieved from

Ledoux, J. (2006). Integrating Aboriginal perspectives into curricula: A literature review. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 26(2), 265-288.

Lincoln, Y. S., Tuhiwai Smith, L., & Denzin, N. K. (Eds.). (2008). Handbook of critical and Indigenous methodologies. Los Angeles: Sage.

Mertens, D. M., Cram, F., & Chilisa, B. (Eds.). (2013). Indigenous pathways into social research: Voices of a new generation. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Michell, H. (2009). Gathering berries in northern contexts: A woodlands Cree metaphor for community-based research. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, 7(1): 65-73.

Mihesuah, D. A., & Wilson, A. C. (Eds.). (2004). Indigenizing the academy: Transforming scholarship and empowering communities. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Retrieved from

Simonds, V.W. & Christopher, S. (2013, December). Adapting Western research methods to Indigenous ways of knowing. American Journal of Public Health. 103(12). 2185-2190. Retrieved August 9, 2017 from

Tuhiwai Smith, L. (2012). Decolonizing methodologies: Research and Indigenous peoples. New York: Zed Books Ltd.

Wotherspoon, T. (2006). Teachers’ work in Aboriginal communities. Comparative and International Education Society, 50(4), 672-694.

Wallace, & Rick. (2011). Power, practice and a critical pedagogy for non-Indigenous allies. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 31(2).

Walter, M., & Andersen, C. (2013). Indigenous Statistics: a quantitative research methodology. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Wilson, S. (2001). What is Indigenous research methodology. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 25(2), 175-179.

Wilson, S. (2008). Research is ceremony: Indigenous research methods.  Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing.