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August 2020
Canadian Scholars’ Press

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Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research Methodologies

Local Solutions and Global Opportunities
Edited by: 
Elizabeth Sumida Huaman
Nathan D. Martin

Bringing together researchers from geographically, culturally, and linguistically diverse regions, "Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research Methodologies" offers practical guidance and lessons learned from research projects in and with Indigenous communities around the world. With an aim to examine issues of power, representation, participation and accountability in studies involving Indigenous populations, the contributors reflect on their own experiences conducting collaborative research in distinct yet related fields. The book is anchored by specific themes: exploring decolonizing methodological paradigms, honoring Indigenous knowledge systems and growing interdisciplinary collaboration toward Indigenous self-determination. 

This volume makes a significant contribution to Indigenous community as well as institutional scholarly and practical discussions by emphasizing guidance and questions from Indigenous scholars who are designing studies and conducting research that is moving the field of Indigenous research methodologies forward. Discussing challenges and ideas regarding research ethics, data co-ownership, data sovereignty and dissemination strategies, this text is a vital resource for all students interested in the application of what can be gained from Indigenous research methods.


Nathan D. Martin is an associate professor of justice and social inquiry in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University.