Over the last several decades, scholars working on Indigenous topics have faced increasing pressure to engage in research that promotes social justice and results in formal partnerships with Indigenous communities. In this article, we argue that non-community-based research, in which the researcher exercises academic autonomy over the project, still has a role to play in Indigenous-focused research, depending on the research question, topic, and situation at hand. We explore this argument from the perspective of political scientists who study Indigenous–settler political relations in Canada.
The authors would like to thank the Managing Editor and the two anonymous reviewers of this journal for their helpful comments and suggestions on an earlier version of this manuscript.
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Wilson, G. N.
Indigenous Research and Academic Freedom: A View from Political Scientists. The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 8(2)
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