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Learning Across Knowledge Systems 1: Introduction

Jane Stinson

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This first fact sheet from the Learning Across Indigenous and Western Knowledge Systems and Intersectionality series serves as an introduction to the research approach, key considerations and uses of this work.

This fact sheet series briefly consider aspects of Indigenous and Western ways of knowing. They explore the potential for linking Indigenous and Western approaches to knowledge creation, provide examples, and identify risks.

Intersectionality is explained and explored as an important complementary concept that can strengthen analysis and support the work of truth and reconciliation. Seven principles are presented to help guide scholars, policymakers, and others interested in doing research that is attentive to reconciliation through an intersectional lens. Twelve research methods are illustrated as examples of how to do research that links Indigenous and Western ways of knowing, and intersectionality.

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