Looking Back and Living Forward

Indigenous Research Rising Up


Looking Back and Living Forward: Indigenous Research Rising Up brings together research from a diverse group of scholars from a variety of disciplines. The work shared in this book is done by and with Indigenous peoples, from across Canada and around the world. Together, the collaborators’ voices resonate with urgency and insights towards resistance and resurgence.

The various chapters address historical legacies, environmental concerns, community needs, wisdom teachings, legal issues, personal journeys, educational implications, and more. In these offerings, the contributors share the findings from their literature surveys, document analyses, community-based projects, self-studies, and work with knowledge keepers and elders. The scholarship draws on the teachings of the past, experiences of the present, and will undoubtedly inform research to come.

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Jennifer Markides, M.Ed. (2013), University of Calgary, is a Doctoral Student and Sessional Instructor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.

Laura Forsythe, B.Ed. (2016), Simon Fraser University, is a Masters Student in Native Studies and Métis Inclusion Coordinator at the University of Manitoba.
Foreword xiii
Dwayne Donald
Acknowledgements xv
Introduction xvii
Jennifer Markides

Part 1: Defending the Sacred: Land and Relationships

1. The Cold War, the Nuclear Arctic, and Inuit Resistance 3
Warren Bernauer
2. Working Together: Recommendations for Indigenous and Archaeological
Custodianship of Past in Canada 13
April Chabot
3. Indigenous Knowledge on Nguni Cattle Uses: Breed of the Past for the
Future 25
Saymore Petros Ndou and Michael Chimonyo
4. Early Indigenous North American Cartography as Performance Texts 35
Waylon Lenk
5. The Gradual Rise of Manitoba’s Northern Hydro-Electrical Generation
Project 45
Victoria Grima
6. First Nations, Municipalities, and Urban Reserves: Shifting
Intergovernmental Power Balance in Urban Settings? 55
Charlotte Bezamat-Mantes
7. Indigenous Food Sovereignty Is a Public Health Priority 63
Carly Welham

Part 2: Sharing Intergenerational Teachings: Language and Stories

8. Using Language Nests to Promote the Intergenerational Transmission
of Taltan 73
Kasha Julie A. Morris (Tahltan Nation)
9. Bibooniiwininii: Miigaazoo-Dibaajimowin – Winter Spirit: Fight Story 81
Isaac Murdoch (Narrator) and Jason Bone (Editor)
10. In Defense of the Oral Tradition: The Embodiment of Indigenous
Literature and the Storytelling Styles of Dovie Thomason and Louis Bird 91
Michelle Lietz
11. An Elaborate Educational Endeavour: The Writing of Basil H. Johnston 97
Paul M. R. Murphy
12. Korean Indigenous Epistemologies with Notes on the Corresponding
Epistemologies of Indigenous Scholarship 105
Jusung Kim
13. Channelling Indigenous Knowledge through Digital Transmission:
The Opportunities and Limitations of Indigenous Computer Games 115
Melanie Belmore and Melanie Braith
14. Knowledge and Practices in Conflict: Indigenous Voice and Oral
Traditions in the Legal System 123
Monica Morales-Good

Part 3: Re-Dressing Colonial Legacies: Counter-Narratives of Resistance

15. Self-Determination Undermined: Education and Self-government 135
Laura Forsythe
16. Daniels v. Canada: The Supreme Court’s Racialized Understanding
of the Métis and Section 91(24) 145
Karine Martel
17. Canadian Cyber Stories on Indigenous Topics and White Fragility: Why
Is the Online Comment Section So Volatile and Divisive? 155
Belinda Nicholson
18. How Imperial Images Demonize Indigenous Spiritualities 163
Timothy Maton
19. An ‘Indian’ Industry: Tourism and the Exploitation of Indigenous
Cultures in the Canadian West 177
Miriam Martens
20. Celebrating Canada 150 by Exploiting Coast Salish Culture 187
Irwin Oostindie
21. Reclaiming Indigenous Schooling Process against Colonization 197
Eduardo Vergolino
22. Surveying Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions on the Indigenous
Course Requirement 205
Amanda Appasamy, Cassandra Szabo, and Jordan Tabobondung

Part 4: Communities of Healing and Strength: Redirection to Resurgence

23. Moccasin Making for Community Development: In York Factory
First Nation 219
Charlene Moore
24. Elders and Indigenous Healing in the Correctional Service of Canada:
A Story of Relational Dissonance, Sacred Doughnuts, and Drive-Thru
Expectations 231
Robin Quantick
25. Indigenous Voices for Well-Being in Northern Manitoba: An Exploratory
Study 245
Miriam Perry
26. Scaling Deep: Arts Based Research Practices 255
Kara Passey
27. Drawing Back the Curtain: Community Engagement Prior to Basic
Science Research Improves Research Questions and Assists in Framing
Study Outcomes 263
Monika M. Kowatsch, Courtney Bell, Margaret Ormond, and
Keith R. Fowke
28. Research Ethics Review, Research Participants, and the Researcher
in-between: When REB Directives Clash with Participant Socio-Relational
Cosmologies 273
Marion J. Kiprop
29. An Act of Anishinaabe Resistance 283
Patricia Siniikwe Pajunen
30. Reconciling an Ethical Framework for Living Well in the World of
Research 291
Jennifer Markides
All interested in Indigenous research and reconciliation, including academics, researchers, graduate students, educators, specialists, and generalists.
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