Ermine (2007). The Ethical Space of Engagement.

“There is also the added pressure from human rights legislation and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. What these legal instruments recognize is that Indigenous peoples are not the enemies of Canadian civilization, but are, and have always been, essential to its very possibility.” (p 201)

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Wilson (2008). Relational Accountability. (Research is ceremony: Indigenous research methods.)

“We start to feel removed from our relationships and relational accountability when we are always having to deal with white academics, the white system of academia and get taken further and further from our community and intuitive way of doing things.” (p 104)

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Wilson (2008). The Elements of an Indigenous Research Paradigm. (Research is ceremony: Indigenous research methods.)

“Just as the components of the paradigm are related, the components themselves all have to do with relationships. The ontology and epistemology are based upon a process of relationships that form a mutual reality. The axiology and methodology are based upon maintaining accountability to these relationships.” (p 70-71)

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