While community-based research can be challenging and emotionally draining, enormous benefits can be gained from working directly with the people who are affected by legal problems and who stand to see their lives improve through research-based solutions. In this video, Dr. Jude Mary Cénat, Professor Eva Ottawa, Professor François Larocque and Professor Delphine Nakache share with us their collaborative, inclusive and engaged research methods from their work with diverse communities.
Professor Aimée Craft of the Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law leads an in-depth discussion of Indigenous research methodologies, exploring what “Indigenous research” really means. She sheds light on specific approaches to research with, for and by Indigenous communities, paying special attention to the ethical questions, community dynamics, relationships and concepts of reciprocity that must be taken into account to create effective research methodologies.
Professor Jamie Liew, Professor Joshua Sealy-Harrington, and Professor Constance Backhouse explore Critical Race Theory approaches and methodologies from multiple perspectives, uncovering the benefits and challenges that can come from developing a community of scholars willing to push back against dominant narratives about race.