Walking Many Paths, Our Research Journey to (Re)present Multiple Knowings

Creating our own spaces

  • Melitta Hogarth University of Melbourne
  • Kori Czuy University of Calgary
Keywords: Indigenous methodologies, decolonization, creative methodologies, creativity, metalogue


Indigenous peoples globally are seeking new ways in which to communicate and share our worldviews.  Sometimes defined as resistance research, emancipatory research, decolonising research - our research (re)presents the multiple journeys in which we live and come to know. Emerging Indigenous research methodological approaches are centring Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing, to privilege Indigenous voices that have been suppressed through colonization.  The intricate weaving of Western methodologies with Indigenous knowledges evokes agency in two emerging Indigenous researchers (from Australia and Canada) and weaves a path of reconciliation between their diverse disciplines as well as the seemingly dichotomous knowledge systems they are challenged to work within. Using metalogue, a way of authentically bringing together multiple voices through dialogue, we discuss the creative and radical Indigenous methodological approaches developed and enacted within our PhDs.  The paper will provide insights to the epistemological, ontological and axiological principles that inform emerging Indigenous approaches to research.  

Author Biographies

Melitta Hogarth, University of Melbourne

Melitta Hogarth is a Kamilaroi woman who is the Assistant Dean (Indigenous) and Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Melitta's interests are in education, equity and social justice. Her Ph.D. work, titled Addressing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Education: A Critical Analysis of Indigenous Education Policy, was awarded the Ray Debus Doctoral Award for Research. Email: Melitta.Hogarth@unimelb.edu.au 

Kori Czuy, University of Calgary

Kori Czuy is Cree/Métis English/Polish. She was born on the Peace River banks in Treaty 8, Northern Alberta, Turtle Island, but grew up amongst the mountain ancestors in Treaty 7. Kori recently completed her Ph.D. in storying mathematics at the University of Calgary and has recently begun her journey at the Calgary Science Centre, opening up science to multiple ways of knowing and experiencing. Email: Kori.czuy2@ucalgary.ca 


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How to Cite
Hogarth, M., & Czuy, K. (2021). Walking Many Paths, Our Research Journey to (Re)present Multiple Knowings: Creating our own spaces. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning, 7(1), 159 - 182. https://doi.org/10.15402/esj.v7i1.70062