Webinar on Indigenous and Intercultural Research: Issues, Ethics and Methods

Deborah McGregor recently took part in a webinar on Indigenous and intercultural research, discussing Indigenous knowledge and environmental justice, Indigenous research approaches and intercultural research teams – such as our Indigenous and non-Indigenous research partnership project. 

Also participating was Bagele Chilsa, University of Botswana, raising the issues and methods for researchers to consider when they are studying formerly colonised societies, Indigenous peoples, or historically oppressed communities. 

The webinar is a really fascinating discussion with Bagele and Deb providing their unique and significant perspectives and stories about the concept of knowledge, research purposes and processes, and research relationships.

You can access a recording of the webinar and links to a range of posts and resources here:

Note: thanks to Janet Salmons for organising the webinar

Decolonising and Indigenous research

An event bringing perspectives together

Ian Calliou, an Indigenous researcher, and our Project PI Ros Edwards, a non-Indigenous researcher, presented a complementary pair of papers at a QUEST (Qualitative Expertise at Southampton) seminar looking at decolonising and Indigenous approaches to generating knowledge through research.

Ian talked about his project on Canadian truth and reconciliation from an Indigenous perspective and using an Indigenous methodology as ‘getting lost and finding your way home’. Ian was surrounded by members of the audience after his presentation, wanting to know more.

Ian Calliou presents
Ian Calliou

Ros discussed the Indigenous and non-Indigenous research partnerships project and its online resources, covering the context of the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund, epistemologies and decolonisation, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous collaborations.

Ros Edwards