Scholars in the field of Aboriginal Studies pay as much attention to the “how to” of the subject as the results. How should scholars approach issues of Aboriginal identity, economic development development, and human rights? Does the field require a distinctive methodology?
There will be a panel on the issue at the Canadian Political Science Association meetings this year.
It’s something Frances Widdowson has been asking for. Widdowson is the author (with Albert Howard) of Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.
She’ll be appearing with Tom Flangan, Peter Russell, David Newhouse (Trent University), Robert Innes (University of Saskatchewan), and Rhoda Howard Haussmann (Wilfrid Laurier).
Posted by Janet Ajzenstat
[From The Idea file]