IPinCH Conversations / Linda Tuhiwai Smith on Decolonizing Research

Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Jun 24, 2015

Linda Tuhiwai Smith talks with Mariane Gaudreau and Brian Egan about her influential book “Decolonizing Methodologies,” the growth in Indigenous research and researchers, the challenges of doing community-based work within academia, and much more. 

“There are new voices and new ideas about what Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous methodologies might look like.”


Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith is Professor of Education and Maori Development, Pro-Vice Chancellor Maori, Dean of the School of Maori and Pacific Development and Director of Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Her book Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (2nd ed., 2012), has been one of the most widely cited publications relating to decolonizing research practices since its initial publication in 1999.

Mariane Gaudreau is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University. Brian Egan is the IPinCH Project Manager.

Total Time: 42:44

Music courtesy of Mique'l and Mike Dangeli of the Git Hayetsk Dancers.