Indigenous Theory and Method reading group

If you would like to join the sessions below, which will be held via zoom until further notice, please contact David Stirrup (dfs@kent.ac.uk) to be added to the mailing list. Except where links are provided PDFs will be available for those who cannot access the original texts.

2020/21 Schedule:

Theory   Friday October 30th 2-4pm

“Imperialism, History, Writing and Theory” (Linda Tuhiwai Smith) in Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (Smith)

“The Limits of Literary Theory” (Evelyn Araluen Corr) in Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology (eds “Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Lee-Morgan, and Santolo)

 

Positionality    Friday November 27th 2-4pm

“‘Wait a Second. Who Are You Anyways?’ The Insider/Outsider Debate and American Indian Studies.” (Robert Alexander Innes) American Indian Quarterly 33:4 (2009): 440-461

“Towards an Australian Indigenous Women’s Standpoint Theory: A Methodological Tool.” (Aileen Moreton-Robinson) in Australian Feminist Studies 28:78 (2013) https://doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2013.876664

 

Storywork    Friday January 22nd 2-4pm

“Introduction: decolonizing research: Indigenous storywork as methodology” (Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Jenny Bol Jun Lee-Morgan, and Jason De Santolo) in Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology (eds “Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Lee-Morgan, and Santolo)

“Following the Song of k’aad ‘aww: using Indigenous storywork principles to guide ethical practices in research” (Sara Florence Davidson) in Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology (eds “Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Lee-Morgan, and Santolo)

“Elder Brother as Theoretical Framework” (Robert Alexander Innes) in Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies (eds Andersen and O’Brien)

 

Kinship/Relationality    Friday February 19th 2-4pm

“Thesis as Kin: living relationality with research” (Lauren Tynan) AlterNative 16:3 (2020): 163-170

“Relationality: a Key Presupposition of an Indigenous Social Research Paradigm” (Aileen Moreton Robinson) in Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies (eds Andersen and O’Brien)

 

Land and Life    Friday March 19th 2-4pm

“Decolonization is not a Metaphor” (Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang) – https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/des/article/view/18630/15554

“Grounded Normativity / Place-Based Solidarity” (Glen Coulthard and LeAnne Betasamosake Simpson) American Quarterly 68:2 (2016): 249-55

 

Archives    Friday April 16th 2-4pm

“‘I do still have a letter:’ Our Sea of Archives.” (Alice Te Punga Somerville) in Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies (eds Andersen and O’Brien)

“Decolonial Sensibilities: Indigenous Research and Engaging with Archives in Contemporary Colonial Canada.” (Crystal Fraser and Zoe Todd) – https://www.internationaleonline.org/research/decolonising_practices/54_decolonial_sensibilities_indigenous_research_and_engaging_with_archives_in_contemporary_colonial_canada/