- “To illustrate culturally responsive methodologies is to acknowledge the local histories, traditions and Indigenous knowledge systems that inform them” Chilisa, 2011:161
This quote resonates with me because it signifies the importance of recognizing indigenous knowledge and customs within western research. It also shows that indigenous methodologies are diverse between the various nations within Canada. Culturally responsive methodologies are important because you are acknowledging the intricate relationships that indigenous people have with place and language. It is understanding that indigenous culture and methodologies is a cultural process within itself that is conducted by doing rather than researching and writing about it. Illustrating is by observing, rather than sitting isolated in an office and writing about it.