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We Have Always Known: Pathways for Indigenous Research and Knowledge Mobilization
February 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST
WHEN: Thursday, February 27 from 2:00 to 3:15pm Eastern
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“We have always known” refers to research as something that Indigenous communities have always done. Re-search is a process of re-centering and re-claiming vital Indigenous knowledge systems in support of our communities. In this webinar, we will discuss how we can shift our research language, practices and ethics to unsettle the damaging legacies of western research. Through examples drawn from diverse Indigenous research methodologies, we will explore promising pathways for research and knowledge mobilization that center the wellbeing of Indigenous families, communities and homelands. The talk will focus on research that addresses gender and sexual health and wellbeing, inter-generational and youth-engaged approaches, and land- and water-based research.
- Outline damaging legacies of colonial, Eurowestern-centric research on Indigenous communities;
- Hold up examples of diverse Indigenous methodologies and approaches to knowledge mobilization;
- Describe Indigenous research ethics and relational accountability;
- Showcase land- and water-based, youth-led, intergenerational research that addresses gender and sexual violence and promotes wellbeing.
The presentation will be in English followed by a Q and A opportunity for participants. We will provide the powerpoint slides in both French and English.
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Dr. Sandrina de Finney
Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ nations, School of Child and Youth Care, Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria
Sandrina is a lead researcher with Sisters Rising: Honouring Indigenous Body and Land Sovereignty (sistersrising.uvic.ca), an Indigenous-led, community-based project with eleven First Nations partners that promotes Indigenous responses to gendered and sexualized violence. Sisters Rising fosters intergenerational, youth-engaged, land- and water-based gender and sexual wellbeing activities. Sandrina is the recipient of the UVic Award for Excellence in Research-Inspired Teaching, the Distinguished Alumni award, and the Teaching Excellence Award.