Indigenous Methodologies (University of Toronto Press) is a groundbreaking text. Since its original publication in 2009, it has become the most trusted guide used in the study of Indigenous methodologies and has been adopted in university courses around the world. It provides a conceptual framework for implementing Indigenous methodologies and serves as a useful entry point for those wishing to learn more broadly about Indigenous research.
The second edition incorporates new literature along with substantial updates, including a thorough discussion of Indigenous theory and analysis, new chapters on community partnership and capacity building, an added focus on oracy and other forms of knowledge dissemination, and a renewed call to decolonize the academy. The second edition also includes discussion questions to enhance classroom interaction with the text. In a field that continues to grow and evolve, and as universities and researchers strive to learn and apply Indigenous-informed research, this important new edition introduces readers to the principles and practices of Indigenous methodologies.
About Dr. Margaret Kovach
Dr. Margaret Kovach was appointed Associate Dean, Indigenous Education at the University of British Columbia on July 1, 2021, and as such, provides leadership in the areas of Indigenous programs and research in the Faculty. She is a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Kovach is of Nêhiyaw and Saulteaux ancestry from Treaty Four, Saskatchewan and a member of Pasqua First Nation. In addition to her book being celebrated at this event, Dr. Kovach is a co-editor of the newly published book (2021) Royally Wronged: The Royal Society of Canada and Indigenous Peoples (McGill-Queen’s Press). Dr. Kovach is an internationally recognized scholar in Indigenous research methodologies with research interests that include Indigenous higher education and social justice approaches to education. Her research explores ways in which Canadian universities can cultivate environments that enhance the experience for Indigenous scholars and graduate students. As a post-secondary scholar, her teaching, research, and writing is compelled by a particular interest in how members of university communities might work, learn, and live at the intersectionality of diversity in the service of compassionate, socially just relations.
Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem
Dr. Patsy Duff, Associate Dean, Research
Guest of Honour
Dr. Margaret Kovach, Associate Dean, Indigenous Education
Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald, Q’um Q’um Xiiem, OC, Professor Emerita, UBC
Dr. Jacqueline Ottmann, President, First Nations University of Canada
Dr. Michelle Sarche, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Dr. Candace Brunette-Debassige, Assistant Professor, Western University
Meg Farrell Patterson, Acquisitions Editor, University of Toronto Press
After remarks from the invited speakers about the significance and impact of Indigenous Methodologies, Dr. Kovach will provide an overview of the new edition of the book, describing how and why her thinking about Indigenous methodologies has evolved over the past decade. She will then read a passage (story) from the book. There will be time for Q&A and discussion in the remaining time.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
10:00 am – 11:15 am PDT
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