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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Petre & Rugg (2010). Presentations. (The Unwritten Rules Of PhD Research.)

“… don’t sacrifice the evidence, otherwise your take-away message won’t be convincing. Don’t short-change the context, otherwise the research choices may not make sense. Don’t forget to motivate the question, otherwise the audience might wonder why you’re bothering.” (p 173)

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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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