Summary: A Conversation about Indigenous Methodologies
Thursday March 17, 2011
12 noon to 1:00 pm.
~ Saskatoon: Faculty of Social Work, Classroom 2, #153-111 Research Drive.
~ Regina (videoconference): Education Building, Room 137, Screening Room C.
What are Indigenous methodologies and why do they matter? That is the focus of this
presentation. Included in the discussion will be an overview of Indigenous methodologies, their
characteristics, how they fit within the qualitative research landscape, and implications for
Our guest speaker, Margaret Kovach, PhD, is of Plains Cree and Saulteaux ancestry. She is an
Assistant Professor with the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan where she holds
a joint appointment with Educational Foundations and Educational Administration. She received
an Interdisciplinary Studies doctoral degree from the University of Victoria where she conducted
the primary research for her 2009 book Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics,
Conversations and Contexts published through the University of Toronto Press. In the fall of
2010 Margaret received the Saskatchewan Book Award for Scholarly Writing for this
publication. Margaret is the inaugural recipient of the 2010 University of Saskatchewan Provost
Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Education and is actively engaged in teaching in the area of