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Spr19 SPUR--Knowledge Makers: Indigenous Undergraduate Researchers and Research

Keywords: Canada decolonization equity Indigenous peoples undergraduate research First Nations indigenous students minority students diversity inclusion minorities


Author: Sereana Naepi, Airini
Institution: Thompson Rivers University
Issue and Volume: SPUR spring 2019, vol 2, no 3

Description: As higher ed institutions seek to provide further scope for diversity in their practices, there is space opening up for Indigenous undergraduate research. This article reflects on the Knowledge Makers program, an Indigenous undergraduate research initiative based in British Columbia, Canada. The Knowledge Makers program shows what is possible when an Indigenous approach is used to mentor Indigenous undergraduate students and offers promising practices for increasing Indigenous researchers.