Thank you for joining us on this exploration. As with other Indigenous research guides, this guide focuses on why Indigenous voices and perspectives are needed in research inquiry and practice. We encourage you to engage with Indigenous knowledge keepers and authorities to continue this dialogue

Indigenizing research involves informing yourself about how research has been used to cause harm to Indigenous Peoples and communities. Spending time with this information helps guide you in recognizing the processes that need to be decolonized, such as engagement, inclusion, ownership, and protection of Indigenous knowledge. Indigenizing your process with new research paradigms creates a space for you to consider how to connect your research to Indigenous values. The ceremony of research is announcing your intention, inviting the right people to come together, telling stories, providing a space for work to occur, nourishing our spirit, and recognizing that we walk together in what results from the ceremony of research.

As we opened this guide with an invitation to engage, we close with another Kwak̓wala phrase, la’ams ǥwała’, We are all done now, or You are all finished.


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Pulling Together: A Guide for Researchers, Hiłḵ̓ala Copyright © 2021 by Dianne Biin; Deborah Canada; John Chenoweth; and Lou-ann Neel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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