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Event #1137

Metaphor and Meaning-Making in Indigenous Research Methodology


Sunday, June 2, 2019

15:00 - 16:15
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First Nations Longhouse - FNLH 100 STY-WET-TAN GREAT HALL
UBC Indigenous programs
English | anglais
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There is a growing number of Indigenous scholars who are developing and centering culturally-specific concepts and methods within their research. This presentation shares the ways in which Indigenous practices, metaphors, and artefacts have been utilized to shape research processes. Leading Indigenous scholar in Indigenous methodologies Margaret Kovach, sets a context for methodologies that prioritize culturally-specific paradigms. Graduates of the Faculty of Education at UBC share the ways they have drawn from their own cultural traditions to shape Indigenous research methodologies, including Sara Davidson (Haida Nation), Joyce Schneider (Ucwalmicw Nation), and Sam Tsuruda (Stó:l? and Spuzzam Nations).


  • Margaret Kovach, Professor, Educational Foundations, University of Saskatchewan
  • Sara Davidson, PhD Candidate, UBC
  • Joyce Schneider, Educational Studies, UBC
  • Sam Tsuruda, UBC