Our Resurgence is an annual Indigenous-taught, intensive research methodology institute for 10-25 Indigenous researchers. In 2019, it is currently based at the Labrador Institute of Memorial University and in Upper Lake Melville, Labrador. Our Resurgence is rooted in Indigenous traditions in research with a focus on respect, relationships, responsibility, and reciprocity at all stages of knowledge production.
The Our Resurgence: Indigenous Researcher Summer Institute is designed to foster Indigenous values and practices within a broad array of approaches to academic and institutional research. Indigenous researchers can come from academia, NGOs, government agencies, and other contexts and can be any age.
Through a mix of hands-on learning, talking and reading together, and group working sessions, the institute will cover research methods originating in the social sciences, humanities, and STEM using Indigenous methodological approaches such as: Urban Land-based research, ethnographic refusal, the complexities of Two-Eyed Seeing (holding knowledge from both Western and Indigenous traditions), storytelling, Indigenous statistics, genealogy, navigating racism in the academy, Native American science and technology, Elder review, obligation, intergenerational methods, community-specific Indigenous law, and community participation in research, among others.