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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Womack (2016). Introduction: American Indian Literary Self-Determination.

“I am assuming that it is just as likely that things European are Indianized rather than the anthropological assumption that things Indian are always swallowed up by European culture. I reject, in other words, the supremacist notion that assimilation can only go in one direction …” (p 249)

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Qwul’sih’yah’maht & Robina (2016). Honouring the Oral Traditions of My Ancestors through Storytelling.

“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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