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Indigenous Theory and Method Reading Group

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All sessions will be via teams from 2-4pm on the last Friday of the month. Sessions will be led by Dr. Ananya Mishra (QMUL). PDFS of readings can be found here. Registration links below each session. If you’ve got suggestions for readings for the group or would like to present work in progress please contact Dr Lara Atkin (

January 27th Place

Eve Tuck and Marcia Mckenzie, "Decolonizing Perspectives on Place" in Place in Research: Theory, Methodology, and Methods, Routledge, 2014.

Glen Coulthard and LeAnne Betasamosake Simpson, “Grounded Normativity / Place-Based Solidarity”, American Quarterly 68:2 (2016): 249-55

February 24th Time

Sakihitowin Awasis, “‘Anishinaabe Time’: Temporalities and Impact Assessment in Pipeline Reviews.” Journal of Political Ecology 27, no. 1 (2020). doi:10.2458/V27I1.23236.

Diana James, “Tjukurpa Time.” Long History, Deep Time: Deepening Histories of Place, ANU Press, 2015, pp. 33–46. JSTOR, Accessed 22 Nov. 2022.

March 31st Standpoint

Marie Laing, "Refusing the question 'What does Two-Spirit mean?'", in Urban Indigenous Youth Reframing Two-Spirit (1st ed.). Routledge, 2021.

Aileen Moreton-Robinson, "Towards an Australian Indigenous Women's Standpoint Theory", Australian Feminist Studies, 2013:  28:78, 331-347, DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2013.876664

April 28th Forms

Writing: Ruby Hembrom, "Cohabiting a textualized world: Elbow room and Adivasi resurgence",  Modern Asian Studies (2022), 56, 1464–1488 doi:10.1017/S0026749X22000117


Smith, Hinekura.“Whatuora: Theorizing ‘New’ Indigenous Methodology from ‘Old’ Indigenous Weaving Practice.” Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal 4.1 (2019): 1-26.

Orality: Craig S. Womack, "Reading the Oral Tradition for Nationalist Themes: Beyond Ethnography", Red on Red: Native American literary Separatism, University of Minnesota press, 1999.

May 26th Archives

Natalie Harkin, “The Poetics of Re(Mapping) Archives: Memory in the Blood”. Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Vol. 14 No. 3 (2014): Country

“‘I do still have a letter:’ Our Sea of Archives.” (Alice Te Punga Somerville) in Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies (eds Andersen and O’Brien)

“Decolonial Sensibilities: Indigenous Research and Engaging with Archives in Contemporary Colonial Canada.” (Crystal Fraser and Zoe

June 30th TEK (Traditional Ecological Knowledge)

Robin Wall Kimmerer, "Weaving Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Biological Education: A Call to Action", BioScience, Volume 52, Issue 5, May 2002, Pages 432–438,[0432:WTEKIB]2.0.CO;2

Zoe Todd, From fish lives to fish law: learning to see Indigenous legal orders in Canada ( /2016/from-fish-lives-to-fish-law- learning-to-see-indigenous-legal- orders-in-canada.html/)

Herbert O Anungazuk, "An Unwritten Law of the Sea" in Words of the Real People: Alaska Native Literature in Translation (eds. Ann Fienup-Riordon and Lawrence D Kaplan), University of Alaska Press, 2007.

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