Indigenous Inquiries

20th Qualitative Inquiry in (Post?) Pandemic Times

Please consider submitting your research work through the 

Indigenous Inquiries SIG on the Congress webpage:

Click on Submissions, drop down menu, click on Indigenous Inquiries

Also, please consider joining us for the

13th Annual Indigenous Inquiries Circle (IIC) Pre-conference

May 15th 2024 

The circle has no beginning and no end, people come into the circle and people go out of the circle. The circle is always open but never broken.

*Registration is Free for the Indigenous Inquiries Circle (IIC) pre-conference 

Sketch of the Indigenous Inquiry Circle Day May 15th

8:30 a.m.       Pipe Ceremony on the Quad Green, south side Illini Union Building with                             Elder Joseph Naytowhow 

10:00 a.m.     Opening Circle and Welcome Song with Elder Joseph Naytowhow

10:30 a.m.     A conversation with Dr. Robert Henry, Department of Indigenous Studies, 

University of Saskatchewan. Recipient of the 2019 IIC Emerging and Outstanding Indigenous Scholar Award.  

11:45 a.m.       Invitation for Submissions to an International text:  Residential/Boarding

                        School Narratives by Dr. Stephen Minton, Applied Psychology/Director of 

                        Research for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Plymouth, UK 

12:15               Lunch Break (on your own, food court in Illini Union or restaurants in 


1:30 p.m.        Gather outside the Illini Building to carpool to the Nature Center: 

Theme: Qualitative Inquiry in the Present Tense: Writing a New History 

(IIC).  Indigenous Inquiry Circle imagines ways we can write our way into

and out of these times and spaces where climate change, poverty, and war, 

political and economic strife surrounds us as we explore horizons of hope 

and possibility through our work that takes up Indigenous research concepts of Respect, Reciprocity, Relevance, and Relationships.

4:00 p.m.       Emerging Voices in Indigenous Research and Indigenous Communities: 

Indigenous Inquiries Circle Awards Presentation

4:45 p.m.       Closing Prayer and Song

6:30 p.m.       Dinner together at a local restaurant (Location TBA)