Lecture on indigenous methodologies and research set for Sept. 26

Margaret Kovach (Sakewew p’sim iskwew), a professor of education at the University of Saskatchewan, will present “Indigenous Methodologies and Research: Recognizing the Distinctiveness of Indigenous Scholarship within University Zones of Contact” from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center, room 308-310. A reception will follow.

“I look forward to Dr. Kovach’s lecture at CSU,” said Roe Bubar, professor of ethnic studies. “I find her most recent work particularly important and timely since she’s addressing how tenure and promotion committees can support Indigenous faculty and Indigenous scholarship. Her talk will have implications for changes in how tenure and promotion is evaluated for all faculty.”

Margaret Kovach
Margaret Kovach

Kovach is of Plains Cree and Saulteaux ancestry and a member of Pasqua First Nation located in southern Saskatchewan. She is the author of Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts.

Kovach’s work focuses on Indigenous research methodologies and Indigenous post-secondary education. Her publications and oracy scholarship have had a significant impact in her field, and she is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading methodologist in the area of Indigenous methodologies.

She has been involved in truth and reconciliation efforts as they affect post-secondary education, Indigenous research, and Indigenous scholarship. Recently, her scholarship has focused on upholding and supporting Indigenous faculty in post-secondary environments. Kovach is a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies, School of Social Work, School of Education, and Women and Gender Studies.