Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research Methodologies

Local Solutions and Global Opportunities

By Elizabeth Sumida Huaman, Nathan D. Martin


Bringing together researchers from geographically, culturally, and linguistically diverse regions, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research Methodologies offers guidance and lessons learned from research projects in and with Indigenous communities around the world. This edited volume explores issues of power, representation, participation, and accountability in studies involving Indigenous peoples and draws on contributors’ reflections of their own varied experiences conducting collaborative research in distinct yet related fields. Anchoring the book are several key aims: exploring decolonizing and decolonial methodological paradigms, honouring Indigenous knowledge systems, and growing interdisciplinary collaboration toward Indigenous self-determination.

This collection is a hopeful contribution to Indigenous communities, institutions, scholarship, and practice, highlighting challenges and ideas from Indigenous researchers who are doing the work of moving forward Indigenous research methodologies. Throughout, authors share critical stories regarding what it means to do Indigenous research and to become an Indigenous researcher today. Authors discuss themes essential to study design—including ethics, positionality, data analysis, and dissemination—that reveal how they resist, negotiate, and transform research using multiple epistemologies. Including chapter learning objectives and reflection questions, this text is a vital resource for students and anyone interested in developing a relationship with Indigenous research methods.


  • presents proposals and visions for research with Indigenous communities that include both methodological and practical considerations
  • draws on the experiences of the co-editors in developing and teaching research methods courses for Indigenous graduate students
  • includes features such as chapter learning objectives, questions for critical thought, and key terms


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