In Walking Together in Indigenous Research, the editors have assembled powerful texts that reflect where Indigeneity is today, where it has come from, and where it will move in the years ahead. The sheer variety of topics in this collection—from poetry to policy analyses, from research paradigms to the many faces of reconciliation—is testimony to the vibrancy of Indigenous Studies and to the energy of its many practitioners.
The contributors selected by Forsythe and Markides seek neither to comfort nor to confront the reader; rather, they ask us to consider thoughtfully and converse honestly. The epidemic of Indigenous youth suicide, still far too widespread, is examined from the powerful viewpoint of parents rather than sociologists or social workers. A decolonized future beckons, whether in law enforcement or the natural environment, even as we are forced to acknowledge its continuing power in legislation and school curricula.
Walking Together in Indigenous Research offers students, scholars, and citizens a multifaceted, powerful account of Indigeneity past, present, and future.
Walking Together in Indigenous Research
Laura Forsythe, PhD Candidate, University of Manitoba (2018), is a doctoral candidate who has been awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship; she is also a sessional instructor and Métis Inclusion Coordinator at the University of Manitoba.
Jennifer Markides, PhD, University of Calgary (2020), is an Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellow in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.