According to Shawn Hunt's (2001) article, What is an Indigenous Methodology?, Indigenous Research Methodologies means " looking at relational accountability or being accountable to all my relations" (p.177) and:
One major difference between the dominant paradigms and an Indigenous paradigm is that the dominant paradigms build on the fundamental belief that knowledge is an individual entity: the researcher is an individual in search of knowledge, knowledge is something that is gained, and therefore knowledge may be owned by an individual. An Indigenous paradigm comes from the fundamental belief that knowledge is relational. Knowledge is shared with all of creation. It is not just interpersonal relationships, not just with the research subjects I may be working with, but it is a relationship with all of creation. It is with the cosmos, it is with the animals, with the plants, with the earth that we share this knowledge. It goes beyond the idea of individual knowledge to the concept of relational knowledge. (p.176-177).
A few keywords that can be useful for your searches are:
|"Indigenous Peoples of North America"||Native||Indian||Name of Nation or Community (e.g. Potlotek)||Indigenous place names (e.g. Mi'kma'ki)|
|"research methodology"||"research protocols"|
|"research ethics"||"Traditional Knowledge"|
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