Documentation:Research Commons/FIRE Talks/2013-2014/Indigenizing the Academy

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Thank you to everyone who attended the first FIREtalk of 2013-2014, Indigenizing the Academy. Below you will find the original FIREtalk description and a list of additional resources.

FIREtalk Information

Indigenizing the Academy

‎Indigenizing the Academy Media:Indigenizing the Academy.pdf

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission events in Vancouver support reconciliation between Aboriginal people and wider Canadian society. To continue the conversation, Xwi7xwa Library and the Research Commons at Koerner Library invite you to participate in this year's first FIREtalk.

When: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 (4pm to 6pm)

Where: Chilcotin Board Room (Room 256), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

About the topic

How can the academy engage Aboriginal and Indigenous knowledge? What are some ways researchers at UBC - Indigenous and non-Indigenous - are using Indigenous methodologies and incorporating Indigenous knowledge? What challenges arise and how can we address them?


Indigenous Foundation in Medicine: Indigenizing Healthcare? - Lyana Patrick (Community and Regional Planning)

Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge - Jose Arias (Forestry)

Designing technologies by decolonizing librarianship - Helen Halbert (iSchool)

Projects and Methodologies: Gitksan research lab - Andrei Anghelescu (Linguistics)

Decolonizing knowledge: educating for change beyond the classroom - Sarah Ling (Aboriginal Initiatives)

Use and Occupancy Research in Canada - Pano Skrivanos (Forestry)

Walking on thin ice - my experience in the arctic - Kelly Graves (Applied Science)

Creating New Traditions in Cree and Métis Two-Spirit, Gay and Queer Narratives - June Scudeler (English)

Indigenous Community Planning - Spencer Lindsay (Community and Regional Planning)

Between the Indigenous and Western paradigms: opening up the Third Space - Latika Raisinghani (Education)

Articulating Identity - Alanna Quock (Architecture and Landscape Architecture)

Who Should Attend

Anybody and everybody!

Interested but don’t want to present? Attend as an audience member and join the discussion after the presentations! To attend without presenting, register here.

Post-FIREtalk Resources

On-Campus Resources

From their website: "Decolonizing Knowledge is a student-led initiative that facilitates strategies to reconcile the cultural misrepresentation and appropriation that occurs on the UBC Point Grey Campus."
An exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology's O'Brian Gallery, September 18, 2013 - March 2, 2014

Recent UBC Library Books

(Click on linked title to connect to ebooks online; click on Print for call number and location information of print books.)

Absolon, K. E. (2011). Kaandosswin: How we come to know. Halifax: Fernwood Pub. (Print)

Allen, C. (2012). Trans-indigenous: Methodologies for global native literary studies. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. (Print)

Banwell, Cathy, et al. (2013) When Culture Impacts Health: Global Lessons for Effective Health Research. San Diego: Academic Press.

Berryman, M., Soohoo, S., & Nevin, A. (2013). Culturally responsive methodologies. Bingley: Emerald Group Pub. (Print)

Brown, L. A., & Strega, S. (2005). Research as resistance: Critical, indigenous, and anti-oppressive approaches. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press. (Print)

Chilisa, B. (2012). Indigenous research methodologies. Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE Publications. (Print)

Denzin, N. K., Lincoln, Y. S., & Smith, L. T. (2008). Handbook of critical and indigenous methodologies. Los Angeles: Sage. (Print)

Hunter, L., Emerald, E., & Martin, G. (2013). Participatory activist research in the globalised world: Social change through the cultural professions. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.(Print)

Kovach, M. (2009). Indigenous methodologies: Characteristics, conversations, and contexts. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Print)

Lonetree, Amy. (2012). Decolonizing museums: Representing Native America in national and tribal Museums. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Liamputtong, P. (2010). Performing qualitative cross-cultural research. New York: Cambridge University Press. (Print)

Saini, M. & National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health. (2012). A systematic review of western and aboriginal research designs: Assessing cross-validation to explore compatibility and convergence. Prince George, B.C: National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health.

Timpson, Annis May.(2009). First Nations, First Thoughts: The impact of Indigenous thought in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Walter, M. (2013). Indigenous statistics: A quantitative research methodology. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press. (On order, October 25, 2013)

Wilson, S. (2008) Research is Ceremony: Indigenous research methods. Halifax and Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing. (Print)