It's Turtles All the Way Down: The Epistemic and Theoretical Considerations and Impact of Indigenous Methodologies
The Canadian Sociological Association's Student Concerns Subcommittee and Decolonization Subcommittee co-organized this webinar with Dr. Margaret Kovach on October 17, 2023.
The event was moderated by Dr. Yvonne Sherwood, Co-chair of the Decolonization Subcommittee and Alicia Clifford from the Student Concerns Subcommittee.
The webinar was not recorded but a copy of Dr. Kovach's presentation slides is available by contacting our office.
Dr. KovachDr. Margaret Kovach is of Nêhiyaw and Saulteaux ancestry from Treaty Four, Saskatchewan and a member of Pasqua First Nation. Dr. Kovach is a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies, UBC (Vancouver). She is a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. Among her publications, Dr. Kovach is the author of Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts (University of Toronto Press), now in its 2nd edition (2021) and co-editor of the edited anthology (2021) Royally Wronged: The Royal Society of Canada and Indigenous Peoples (2021). Dr. Kovach is an internationally known scholar in Indigenous research methodologies with research interests that include Indigenous higher education and social justice approaches to education. Her research explores ways in which Canadian universities can cultivate environments that enhance the experience for Indigenous scholars and graduate students. As a post-secondary scholar, her teaching, research, and writing is compelled by a particular interest in how members of university communities might work, learn, and live at the intersectionality of diversity in the service of compassionate, socially just relations.