Walking Together in Two Worlds: Co-Creating a Two-Eyed Seeing Approach to Research Training
September 24 & October 1, 2021
In a two-day virtual workshop, post-secondary students, researchers, partners, and community members involved in community-based Indigenous research came together to contribute to the development of an Indigenous-led community-based participatory research training program.
The workshop explored opportunties and challenges to conducting Indigenous-led community-based participitory research training in post-secondary institutions. The event also included sessions reflecting on:
the experiences of Indigenous & non-Indigenous students
academics experiences of bridging priorities to meet the needs of communities, students, & institutions
engaged discussions together with community members
The second day of the workshop featured a guided co-development of a vision and strategy moving forward.
Over the course of the workshop, participants articulated a strategy to co-develop a research training program that
provided students and community learners with the values and skills for sustained relationships
Positively impacted self-identified priorities of Indigenous communities for wellness and success
Contributed to the transformation of post-secondary experiences for students across disciplines by adopting a Two-Eyed Seeing approach
Coming out of this workshop, a plan was created for the co-development of a community-led emergent research training program that is interdisciplinary, interinstitutional, reflects a Two-Eyed Seeing approach, and encourages a mutually respectful alliance between Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners.
With the help of a graphic facilitator, the student and academic presentations and discussions were summarized. These graphics are found below.
This event was funded by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council.
We would also like to acknowledge the support of Carleton University, Luminary and Indigenous Works, and our Graphic Facilitator, Kelly Foxcroft-Poirier, who provided us with these useful summaries that capture the key takeaways from the workshop.