Many social movements have begun by sitting around a kitchen table. The kitchen table is an informal and relational space to dream, plan and execute Anishinaabecentric and decolonial realities. When we sit around a table together no one is above anybody else.
The first in a series of three kitchen table discussions is an Indigenous only space to share our ideas, thoughts and experiences about “What Are Our Expectations for Research in Our Communities and on Our Lands” are. This could include the necessary skills, knowledges and ethics researchers must have and the kinds of research we think will be beneficial to our communities.
The second in the series of kitchen table discussions builds off the first one. It provides an opportunity to think about how we can put these expectations into practice. Settlers are encouraged to attend this session to discuss how they can take an active role in addressing barriers put in place by western institutions.
The last in the series of kitchen table discussions, asks the question: How do We Exercise our Responsibilities and Rights to Indigenous Self- Determination in Research? This Indigenous only space provides a place to explore potential pathways and concrete next steps to move forward Indigenous self-determination in research in northwestern Ontario.
|May 30, 2022|
|3:15pm - 4:15pm||What Are Our Expectations for Research in Our Communities and on Our Lands? (Indigenous Only Space)|
|May 31, 2022|
|11:30am - 12:30am||How do We Exercise our Responsibilities and Rights to Indigenous Self-Determination in Research? (Indigenous Only Space)|
|11:30am - 12:30am||What must Settlers and Settler Institutions do to Meet Indigenous Defined Expectations for Research? (Settlers Encouraged to Attend)|