March 25th, 2021 – In Good Relations: Ethics, and Reciprocity within Indigenous Research with Dr. Margaret Kovach

How do scholars and institutions engage in respectful, reciprocal relationships with the Indigenous community?  What are the intersections between Indigenous ways of knowing and ethical approaches to collaborative research? How might researchers engender an ethos of ethical engagement when conducting research with Indigenous communities partners?  In her talk, Margaret Kovach will unpack the concept of reciprocity as it pertains to doing research that includes, impacts, or pertains to Indigenous peoples.

This is a partnership event with Indigenous Research Support Initiative.


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In respecting Dr. Kovach’s wishes regarding her work, we cannot share the video recording or the presentation slides at this time. Dr. Kovach’s wishes that the video only sent out to registrants of the session. 

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Date: Thursday, March 25th, 2021 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am

About the Presenter:


Margaret Kovach (Sakewew p’sim iskwew) is of Nêhiyaw and Saulteaux ancestry from Treaty Four, Saskatchewan.  She is a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies, UBC.  Her research interests include Indigenous research methodologies and Indigenous higher education with an interest in how members of university communities work and live at the intersectionality of diversity. She is the author of Indigenous Methodologies:  Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts with a 2nd edition in progress (anticipated release Summer, 2021).  She is member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. As a post-secondary educator and scholar, her teaching, research, and writing explores ways in which Canadian universities can cultivate environments that enhance the experience for Indigenous emerging scholars and graduate students.

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Resources during the session

  • Margaret Kovach: Indigenous Methodologies (Characteristics, Conversation, & Contexts) – link
  • Indigenous Research Methodologies: Xwi7wxa Library
  • Blair Stonechild The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spirituality. University of Regina Press. (2016). 244 pp.
  • “Indian Philosophy of Education” – resource
  • Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) – site
  • UNDRIP – documentation
  • OCAP: First Nations Information Governance Centre (OCAP Training) – site 
  • Winona Stevenson – site
  • David Newhouse, 2008
  • Shawn Wilson, Indigenous Axiology & Ethics – Video
  • Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) – website
  • FPIC – website on consent
  • Indigenous Research Support Initiative – website

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