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CES-ON Webinar: Braiding and Restorying Indigenous Research Methodologies: Engaging with Responsive Research

September 16, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Dr. Jeff Corntassel shares his experience using the First Nations Perspective to decolonize research.

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About the Webinar: Braiding and Restorying Indigenous Research Methodologies: Engaging with Responsive Research

With extensive experience in practicing community-centered research methods, Dr. Jeff Corntassel and Dr. Jacqueline Quinless developed an approach called “Responsive Research” in 2017. This talk will examine the ways that relational accountabilities, responsibilities, and strength-based approaches are key strands of a responsive research model. Utilizing a braiding methodology, Corntassel will look at examples of how Indigenous knowledge systems are woven alongside western methods in ways that are distinct from a “two-eyed seeing” approach. From a Responsive Research perspective, research processes developed by and for Indigenous peoples that affirm and strengthen their self-determining authority are just as important as research outcomes.

This webinar is a presention of the CES-ON Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Oppression (DEIAO) Committee.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Jeff Corntassel is a writer, teacher and father from the Cherokee Nation. He is currently Associate Professor in the Indigenous Studies Department at the University of Victoria and Acting Director of the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE). His research and teaching interests focus on “Everyday Acts of Resurgence” and the intersection between sustainable self-determination, Indigenous resurgence, climate change and community well-being. He situates his work at the grassroots with many Indigenous led community-based programs and initiatives ranging from local food movement initiatives, land-based renewal projects, understanding Indigenous fatherhood, to gendered colonial violence and protection of homelands. His recently published book is an edited volume in collaboration with Kanaka Maoli professors at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, with a collection of works from twenty-two Indigenous an non-Indigenous contributors and is entitled Everyday Acts of Resurgence: People, Places, Practices (2018, Daykeeper Press). He is currently completing work for his forthcoming book on Sustainability, Climate Action and Gender-Based Resurgence.


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