Research Speaker Series: Indigenous Approaches to Research and Ethics

*Note: This session has passed. Please view the recording (and resources) below.

Session Description:

Research is considered a dirty word for many Indigenous communities, and understandably so. Academic research practices are largely informed by settler-colonial ideologies that do not make sense within Indigenous worldviews. In this presentation participants will be introduced to Indigenous approaches to research and ethics. Topics of discussion include Indigenous research methodology, methods, Indigenous ways of knowing and being, and how to respectfully work with community members.


Tanya Ball (she/her) is a Michif woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Treaty 1 Territory. She is currently living in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta), where she is enrolled in the PhD program in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. She works with her family from St. Ambroise to research the connections between Michif storytelling and the experience of religion. She is also a sessional instructor at the School of Information Studies at the university, teaching LIS 598—Indigenous Librarianship within a Canadian context and a co-host for masinahikan iskwêwak: Book Women Podcast. 

More About This Series:

BCcampus is happy to be hosting a fall 2022 Research Speaker Series that offers all BCcampus research fellows and scholars across post-secondary institutions in B.C. an opportunity to learn and share your knowledge and advocacy on research methods, approaches, and pedagogies regarding accessibility; access; equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); and Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning.

These livestream webinars, which typically take place on Tuesdays once every three weeks, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., allow you to hear about new research directly from researchers involved and give you a chance to ask questions about the meaning and interpretation of their findings. If you are unable to attend, recorded webinars of presentations will be made available within a week of the event.

What you’ll take away:

  • Broaden your knowledge and research skills/capacity in the B.C. post-secondary context.
  • Learn more about research, Indigenizing research, EDI in research, decolonizing research, and accessibility.
  • Be inspired to participate in research communities of practice, or explore the themes in your studies or work.
  • Connect with academics and community members who share your interests.

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