This panel brings together graduate students working across diverse geographies and subject matters to discuss the opportunities and challenges of research training in Indigenous Geographies. While the field of Indigenous Geographies is expanding rapidly, many early career researchers (graduate students, junior faculty, community researchers, etc.) still face limited opportunities for peer mentorship, co-learning and camaraderie in their training environments. Given the unique realities of undertaking research as a trainee (i.e. time and funding constraints) while upholding the relational accountabilities and principles that Indigenous research calls for, opportunities to collaborate and share learnings are particularly important. In this session, we bring together trainees from the Indigenous Health Lab at Western University (Ontario Canada) to present and discuss experiences of navigating obstacles and learning together in this shared training environment. Drawing from applied research examples related to decolonizing Indigenous relationships with place and space, including hospitals, academic institutions, ancestral territories and the virtual spaces of social media, we intend to generate discussion around the potential roles and contributions of Indigenous and allied trainees in undertaking meaningful research that supports the self-determination of Indigenous peoples and communities.
|Introduction||Katie Big-Canoe Western University||5||3:05 PM|
|Panelist||Elana Nightingale University of Western Ontario||15||3:10 PM|
|Panelist||Emily Beacock||15||3:25 PM|
|Panelist||Veronica Reitmeier University of Western Ontario||15||3:40 PM|
|Panelist||Vanessa Ambtman-Smith Western University||15||3:55 PM|
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