All times are Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada).
Scholarly research has all too often had an extractive relationship with Indigenous Knowledges, wherein academics have seen it as their role to "document" and "preserve" Indigenous Knowledges. Scholarly writing about Indigenous Knowledges has therefore also tended to advance the interests and careers of researchers and universities, rather than benefiting the Peoples and Communities where the Knowledge is actually held.
This generation of students and scholars knows that they want to change these patterns and relationships, but it can be very challenging to go up against habituated ways of doing things in the university. This workshop is intended to open up a discussion about extractive research practices, to share principles and values that can support other ways of approaching scholarly work with Indigenous Peoples and Knowledges, and provide examples of scholars whose work disrupts the status quo in beautifully anti-colonial ways.