I find it fascinating.
Given this caveat, Indigenous researchers in the literature review refer to Indigenous research, in one form or another, as entailing a unique approach and to that end there were four integrated themes that consistently emerged as methodological guideposts grounded within Indigenous theory. They are:
- Decolonizing, Political and Social Action aspect of Indigenous research
- Personal Narrative and Self-location encompassing the high value of story-telling as a means to acquiring knowledge
- Indigenous Languages, Philosophies and Theories as it influences the construction of knowledge
- Cultural and Traditional Knowledge(s) that encompass the sacred and the spiritual