Eve Tuck

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Methodologies with Youth and Communities

Tier 2 - 2017-11-01
Renewed: 2022-04-01
University of Toronto
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Research involves

Examining the methods involved in participatory Indigenous research: mutually respectful and beneficial research conducted with Indigenous peoples and ways of knowing.

Research relevance

This research will identify, promote and expand Canadian and global best practices for collaborative Indigenous research.

Research summary

Collaborative Indigenous research has tremendous potential for Indigenous researchers as they navigate academic spaces that have not always valued Indigenous knowledge or Indigenous Peoples’ relationships to the land. As Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Methodologies with Youth and Communities, Dr. Eve Tuck is examining forms of knowledge mobilization within this field.

She and her research team are focusing on the synergies between collaborative Indigenous research and Indigenous relationships to land, especially land that has been returned to Indigenous governance. They are compiling a new archive on Indigenous research and correcting the absence of “non-academic” outputs of collaborative Indigenous research in the literature. They are also conducting leading-edge case studies and empirical research to study approaches to land reclamation that have previously only been theorized. Ultimately, their research will expand what we know about the possibilities for living and working on returned land, as well as inform land education programs, practice and policy.