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Indigenous Research Methodologies

Writing and Reporting

Mihesuah, D.A. (2005). So You Want to Write About American Indians? A Guide for Writers, Students, and Scholars. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
Mihesuah considers the issues of "stereotypes, author bias, the politics of publishing, ethics in research and writing, accountability in research and language, ethnic fraud, and contract negotiation." (p.x)

Janke, Terri (2009). Writing Up Indigenous Research: Authorship, copyright, and Indigenous knowledge systems.  NSW: Rosebery.

Reporting in Indigenous Communities
Duncan McCue's guide to researching and writing news stories and press materials about Indigenous peoples.

Interviewing Elder Guidelines (National Aboriginal Health Organization NAHO) guide for reporters or researchers wanting to write about events or issues involving Elders' teachings.

Jacobs, D.T. (Four Arrows). (2008). The Authentic Dissertation: Alternative ways of knowing, research, and representation. New York, NY: Routledge. New modes for disrupting prevalent forms of the academic dissertation include fictional novels and film, photography and wikis.

Tobias, T.N. (2000). Chief Kerry's moose : A guidebook to land use and occupancy mapping, research design and data collection. Vancouver, BC: Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs.
This guide considers five measures of quality for treaty rights and resource management research: reliability, validity, accuracy, representativeness, and consensus.

Publishing & Copyright

Publication Policy (First Nation Innovation)
Recommendations for authorship acknowledgement, and presenting conference papers from First Nations Innovation: a collaborative partnership between First Nations organizations and a university in Atlantic Canada.

First Nations Innovation License to Publish A template for establishing a copyright belonging to a First Nation for articles published by authors working with First Nations. It can be used with or instead of a publishers' copyright agreements.

Creative Commons Licence  

UBC cIRcle Non-restrictive Distribution License 

Related Resources

UBC Research Guide - Aboriginal Publishers, Distributors & News Media

Xwi7xwa - UBC Indigenous Scholars' Publications

UBC Experts view UBC scholars' research interests, expertise, (and writing style).  See: Aboriginal Issues

UBC Library Help Publishing Your Research  a comprehensive overview.

Building an Academic Profile - UBC Library guide to building your academic profile