“Indigenous knowledge is both theory and method. We learn from community narratives the theory of how to be and we process the theory in our actions with our doing as defined in our stories of how to be a good human.” Richard Atleo as cited by Battiste, p.xx)

Indigenous renaissance

“The initial educational struggle for Indigenous educators, then, has been to sensitize the Eurocentric consciousness in general, and educators in particular, to the colonial and neo-colonial practices that continue to marginalize and racialize Indigenous students… The second struggle is to convince them to acknowledge the unique knowledge and relationships that Indigenous people derive from place and from their homeland, which are central to their notions of humanity and science, and passed on in their own languages and ceremony. This is the emerging work of Indigenous scholars who have been part of the Indigenous renaissance.” (Battiste, p. xx)

Examples  – videos, interactive media and scholarly papers

Source: ICS trailer video created by the Inuvialuit Communication Society. https://www.youtube.com/user/InuvialuitTelevision

“While it is gratifying to see the bridges being built by some non-Indigenous scholars to Indigenous knowledge (Aikenhead, 1998; Lunney Borden, 2010; Haig Brown, 2005; Barrett, 2009; I. Findlay 2003; Findlay & Findlay, 2011) and some integrative work among collaborations with Indigenous scholars (Aikenhead & Michell, 2011; Battiste, Bell, Findlay, Findlay, & Henderson, 2005; Orr, Paul, and Paul, 2002), the acknowledgement for Indigenous knowledge must begin with Indigenous people themselves. It is Indigenous people who must provide the standards, principles, and protections that accompany the centring of Indigenous knowledge, and articulate and clarify the visions for how these can support self-determination, healing, and the future. Many of us have taken up this challenge in many forms and forums.” (Battiste, p. xx)

Inuvialuit timeline

Source: Inuvialuit timeline. Inuvik regional corporation. http://www.inuvialuithistory.com/#!/home/

“Ethical guidelines for responsible research into Aboriginal peoples must also be developed from within Aboriginal and constitutional law. Any guidelines put in place must respect Aboriginal protocols in the exchange of information, and must ensure that benefits from federally or provincially funded grants accrue to Aboriginal peoples and not exclusively to researchers, their careers, or their institutions.” (Battiste, p.xx)

Examples of localized research guidelines Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Guidelines for Research in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and scholarly research

Scholarly article by Natasha Lyons

Scholarly article by Natasha Lyons, https://muse.jhu.edu/article/387435/pdf

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