Kovach (2010). Indigenous Research Methods and Interpretation. (Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts.)

“When it comes to Indigenous research methods, there is a continuum of ways to access information. This continuum runs from the most personal, internal knowledges that guide our research to the external knowledge that comes from others.” (p 123)

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Kovach (2010). Applying a Decolonizing Lens within Indigenous Research Frameworks. (Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts.)

“Critical theory and a decolonizing approach have assisted in providing an analysis for making visible the power dynamics within society, as well as developing the tools to think, write, and be in a way that furthers social justice.” (p 92)

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Lambert (2014). Research Through Decolonizing Eyes. (Research for Indigenous Survival.)

“… a decolonized research process, with outcomes that provide value to a community, also help to build the capacity of those communities to conduct their own research and to develop relationships with institutions and agencies for future collaborative research efforts.” (p 62)

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Kovach (2010). Epistemology and Research: Centring Tribal Knowledge. (Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts.)

“Daniel Wildcat considers how place informs: ‘You see and hear things by being in a forest, on a river, or at an ocean coastline; you gain real experiential knowledge that you cannot see by looking at the beings that live in those environments under a microscope or in a laboratory experiment’ (in Deloria and Wildcat, 2001: 36).” (p 61)

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Kovach (2010). Creating Indigenous Research Frameworks. (Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts.)

“When Indigenous researchers utilize Indigenous methods, there is always a tribal epistemic positioning in operation. However, this tends to be rendered invisible methodologically, and I believe that part of the problem lies within the conceptual framing.” (p 42)

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Smith (2012). Articulating an Indigenous Research Agenda. (Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples.)

“Although our communities have a critical perspective of universities and what they represent, at the same time these same communities want their members to gain Western educations and high-level qualifications. But they do not want this to be achieved at the cost of destroying people’s indigenous identities, their languages, values and practices.” (p 149)

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Smith (2012). Notes from Down Under. (Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples.)

“In the process of global changes indigenous peoples are socially interested activists rather than passive bystanders. Perhaps it is this positioning that offers greater possibility for the survival of indigenous peoples.” (p 121)

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