Smith (2012). Colonizing Knowledges. (Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples)

“Western knowledge and science are ‘beneficiaries’ of the colonization of indigenous peoples. The knowledge gained through our colonization has been used, in turn, to colonize us in what Ngugi wa Thiong’o calls the colonization ‘of the mind’.2” (p 76)

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Smith (2012). Research through Imperial Eyes. (Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples.)

“… colonized peoples share a language of colonization, share knowledge about their colonizers, and, in terms of a political project, share the same struggle for decolonization. It also means that colonizers, too, share a language and knowledge of colonization.” (p 62)

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Smith (2012). Imperialism, History, Writing and Theory. (Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples.)

“In this chapter I have suggested that it is important to have a critical understanding of some of the tools of research — not just the obvious technical tools but the conceptual tools, the ones which make us feel uncomfortable, which we avoid, for which we have no easy response.” (p 57-58)

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Smith (2012). Introduction. (Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples.)

“There is certainly a history of research of indigenous peoples which continues to make indigenous students who encounter this history very angry. Sometimes they react by deciding never to do any research; but then they go out into the community … They are referred to as project workers, community activists or consultants, anything but ‘researchers’.” (p 34)

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Thomas (2016). Honouring the Oral Traditions of My Ancestors through Storytelling. (Learn, Teach, Challenge: Approaching Indigenous Literatures.)

“I am suggesting that the level of complexity and sophistication in which major events were witnessed in our communities demands that these oral histories and stories be reconceptualized and viewed as primary sources.” (p 244)

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First Nations Information Governance Centre. (2014). Barriers and Levers for the Implementation of OCAP.

“A set of principles that lay out the ground rules for how First Nations data can and should be used, OCAP™ (which stands for ownership, control, access and possession) provides guidance to communities about why, how, and by whom their information is collected, used, or shared.” (p 1)

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