Indigenous Methodologies

Indigenous Methodologies

A growing compilation of resources

This is a growing compilation of resources on Indigenous methodologies. We invite you to submit additional material in order to further develop this list. If you have any suggestions for publications, video, or other resources to add, please email.

In this video, Marie Battiste discusses Indigenous methodologies/decolonization:

In this short “I’m Not the Indian You Had in Mind,” Thomas King dispells stereotypical portrayals of First Peoples in Canada and in general (from the National Screen Institute).


Indigenous Methodologies Bibliography

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Alfred, Gerald R. Peace, Power, Righteousness : an Indigenous Manifesto. Don Mills, Ont.: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Alfred, Gerald R. Wasaʹse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom. Peterborough, Ont.; Orchard Park, N.Y.: Broadview Press, 2005.

Alfred, Taiaiake, Kaweienón:ni Peters, Tekahiónhake Peters, University of Victoria, and Indigenous Governance Program. Everyday Mohawk = Kanien’kéha satá:ti tsi tesatawénrie. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria, Indigenous Governance Program], 2004.

Basso, Keith H. Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996.

Biolsi, Thomas, and Larry J Zimmerman. Indians and Anthropologists: Vine Deloria, Jr., and the Critique of Anthropology. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1997.

Brown, Leslie Allison, and Susan Strega. Research as Resistance Critical, Indigenous and Anti-oppressive Approaches. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2005. web

Research as Resistance: Critical, Indigenous, and Anti-oppressive Approaches. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2005.


Cajete, Gregory. Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence. Santa Fe, N.M.: Clear Light Publishers, 2000.

Campbell, Howard. Zapotec Struggles: Histories, Politics, and Representations from Juchitán, Oaxaca. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.

Reclaiming the Local in Language Policy and Practice. ESL and Applied Linguistics Professional Series. Mahwah, N.J: L. Erlbaum, 2005.

Césaire, Aimé. Discourse on Colonialism. New York: MR, 1972.

Chilisa, Bagele. Indigenous Research Methodologies. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications, 2012.

Chiñas, Beverly. The Isthmus Zapotecs: Women’s Roles in Cultural Context. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973.

Chiñas, Beverly. The Isthmus Zapotecs: a Matrifocal Culture of Mexico. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1992.

Churchill, Ward. A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1997.

Churchill, Ward. Acts of Rebellion: The Ward Churchill Reader. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Covarrubias, Miguel. Mexico South: The Isthmus of Tehuantepec. London; New York; New York, N.Y.: KPI ; Distributed by Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986.

Cruz, Víctor de la. Guie’ sti’ diidxazá = La flor de la palabra. México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México : Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, 1999.

Cruz, Víctor de la. El pensamiento de los binnigula’sa’: cosmovisión, religión y calendario con especial referencia a los binnizá. México, D.F.; Santa María Ixcotel, Oaxaca: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia : Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS) : Casa Juan Pablos ; Instituto Estatal de Educación Pública de Oaxaca, 2007.

Davis, Wade. The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World. Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2009.

Deloria, Philip Joseph. Indians in Unexpected Places. Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, 2004.

Deloria, Vine. Custer Died for Your Sins; an Indian Manifesto. New York: Macmillan, 1969.

Deloria, Vine. The World We Used to Live in: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men. Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum Pub., 2006.

Denzin, Norman K, Yvonna S Lincoln, and Linda Tuhiwai Smith. Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies. Los Angeles: Sage, 2008.

Douglas, Stan, and Or Gallery. Vancouver Anthology: a Project of the Or Gallery. Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks ; Or Gallery, 2011.

Fanon, Frantz. A Dying Colonialism. New York: Grove Press, 1967.

Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin, White Masks. New York: Grove Press, 1967.

Fanon, Frantz, and Constance Farrington. The Wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove Press, 1968. ! 2!

Fogarty, William, and Inge Kral. “Indigenous Language Education in Remote Communities.” December 2011. pdfweb.

Francis, Daniel. The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture. Vancouver, B.C.: Arsenal Pulp Press, 1992.


Garcia, Ofelia. “Education, Multilingualism and Translanguaging in the 21st Century.” In Multilingual Education for Social Justice: Globalising the Local, edited by Ajit Monhanty, Minati Panda, Robert Phillipson, and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, 128–145. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan (former Orient Longman), 2009.

García, Ofelia. “En/countering Indigenous Bilingualism.” Journal of Language, Identity, and Education 8, no. 5 (September 9, 2009): 376–380.

González, Roberto J. Zapotec Science: Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001.

Hayden, Tom. The Zapatista Reader. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press/Nation Books, 2002.

Huvila, Isto. “Participatory Archive: Towards Decentralised Curation, Radical User Orientation, and Broader Contextualisation of Records Management.” Archival Science 8, no. 1 (2008): 15–36. web.

Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues. Indigenous Peoples: a Global Quest for Justice : a Report for the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues. London; Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Zed Books, 1987.

Jordan, Steven. “Who Stole My Methodology? Co-opting PAR.” Globalisation, Societies and Education 1, no. 2 (2003): 185–200. doi:10.1080/14767720303913.

Kenny, Carolyn Bereznak. A holistic framework for aboriginal policy research. Ottawa: Status of Women Canada, 2004.

King, Thomas. Green Grass, Running Water. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.

King, Thomas. The Truth About Stories: a Native Narrative. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005.

Kovach, Margaret. Indigenous Methodologies : Characteristics, Conversations and Contexts. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.

Louis, Renee Pualani. “Can You Hear Us Now? Voices from the Margin: Using Indigenous Methodologies in Geographic Research.” Geographical Research 45, no. 2 (2007): 130–139. doi:10.1111/j.1745- 5871.2007.00443.x.

Maldonado Alvarado, Benjamín. Autonomía y comunalidad india: enfoques y propuestas desde Oaxaca. Oaxaca: CONACULTA-INAH : CEDI : Movimiento Pedagógico Plan Piloto CMPIO : Secretaría de Asuntos Indígenas, 2002.

Maldonado Alvarado, Benjamín. Los indios en las aulas: dinámica de dominación y resistencia en Oaxaca. México, D.F.: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 2002.

Marcos, and Juana Ponce de Leon. Our Word Is Our Weapon: Selected Writings. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2001.

Marker, Michael. “Indigenous Voice, Community, and Epistemic Violence: The Ethnographer’s ‘Interests’ and What ‘Interests’ the Ethnographer.” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 16, no. 3 (2003): 361–375. doi:10.1080/0951839032000086736.

McCarty, Teresa L., and Leisy T. Wyman. “Indigenous Youth and Bilingualism—Theory, Research, Praxis.” Journal of Language, Identity & Education 8, no. 5 (October 30, 2009): 279–290.

Memmi, Albert. The Colonizer and the Colonized. New York: Orion Press, 1965.

Menchú, Rigoberta, and Elisabeth Burgos-Debray. I, Rigoberta Menchú: an Indian woman in Guatemala. London: Verso, 1984.

Mertens, Donna M, Fiona Cram, and Bagele Chilisa. Indigenous Pathways into Social Research Voices of a New Generation. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Left Coast Press, 2013. web.

Meyer, Lois, and Benjamín Maldonado Alvarado, eds. New World of Indigenous Resistance: Noam Chomsky and Voices from North, South, and Central America. Open Media Series. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2010.

Mihesuah, Devon A. Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing About American Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998. ! 3!

Mihesuah, Devon A. Indigenous American Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003.

Mihesuah, Devon A. So You Want to Write About American Indians? a Guide for Writers, Students, and Scholars. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005. web.

Mihesuah, Devon A, and Angela Cavender Wilson. Indigenizing the Academy Transforming Scholarship and Empowering Communities. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004. web.

Pennycook, Alastair. Language as a Local Practice. 1st ed. Milton Park, Abingdon ; New York: Routledge, 2010.


Regina Cortina. “Empowering Indigenous Languages and Cultures.” European Education 42, no. 3 (2010): 53– 67.

Rendón Monzón, Juan José. Taller de Diálogo Cultural : Metodología Participativa Para Estudiar, Diagnosticar y Desarrollar Las Culturas de Nuestros Pueblos /. Mexico: Universidad de Guadalajara, Universidad Iberoamericana León, Centro de Estudios Antropológicos, Científicos, Artísticos, Tradicionales y Lingü.sticos Ce-Acatl, A.C., 2004.

Renville, Florestine Kiyukanpi, and Karen Lone Hill. Shaping Survival: Essays by Four American Indian Tribal Women. Scarecrow Press, 2006.

Royce, Anya Peterson. Becoming an Ancestor the Isthmus Zapotec Way of Death. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2011.

Said, Edward W. Orientalism. New York: Vintage Books, 1979.

Said, Edward W. Culture and Imperialism. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1993.

Schwab-Cartas, Joshua. “Learning from Communities: Personal Reflections from Inside.” In Handbook of Participatory Video, edited by Elizabeth-Jane Milne, Claudia Mitchell, and Naydene De Lange, 383–396. Lanham, Md: AltaMira Press, 2012.

Semali, Ladislaus. What Is Indigenous Knowledge? : Voices from the Academy. New York: Falmer Press, 1999.

Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony. Penguin, 1977.

Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. Decolonizing Methodologies. London: ZED BOOKS LTD, 2012.

Taiaiake, Alfred. Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom. Peterborough, Ont. [u.a.]: Broadview Press, 2005.

Wilson, Angela Cavender, and Michael Yellow Bird. For Indigenous Eyes Only: a Decolonization Handbook. Santa Fe: School of American Research, 2005.

Wilson, Shawn. Research Is Ceremony : Indigenous Research Methods. Black Point, N.S.: Fernwood Pub., 2008.

Yellow Bird, Michael, and Angela Cavender Wilson. For Indigenous Minds Only: a Decolonization Handbook. Santa Fe: School of American Research Press, 2012.

Supplementary Materials for “Caminando y Miando: a Reflection on Academic Practice,” 2013.

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