Postponed - Talk by Dr. Jillian Fish - Relationships, Accountability, & Stories: Using an Indigenous Methodology to Empower Indigenous Peoples in Psychology
Relationships, Accountability, & Stories: Using an Indigenous Methodology to Empower Indigenous Peoples in Psychology
Indigenous methodologies refer to theoretical approaches and research methods that are grounded in Indigenous knowledges (Kovach, 2021), and were developed in response to calls to move past Indigenous perspectives in research to “researching from Indigenous paradigms” (Wilson, 2007, p. 175). However, Indigenous methodologies are seldom used in psychology, where researching on rather than researching with Indigenous peoples remains typical. In this talk, I will discuss how I used an Indigenous methodology to explore how Indigenous histories and cultures influence healthy identity development among Indigenous peoples. In particular, I talk about how I foreground relationships, accountability, and stories to empower Indigenous peoples to (1) actively participate in the research process, and (2) as a result, transform themselves, their communities, and broader society. I will conclude with the challenges of and responsibility for nurturing Indigenous research in psychology, and the implications Indigenous methodologies have for ushering in a psychology that is for and by Indigenous peoples.