New book on indigenous research methodologies


"Indigenous Research Methodologies in Sámi and Global Contexts" addresses history, concepts and practice of indigenous research.

The book addresses the conceptualization and practice of indigenous research methodologies especially in Sámi and North European academic contexts. It examines the meaning of Sámi research and research methodologies, practical levels of doing indigenous research today in different contexts, as well as global debates in Indigenous research.

The contributors present place-specific and relational Sámi research approaches as well as reciprocal methodological choices in indigenous research in North-South relationships. This edited volume is a result of a research collaboration in four countries where Sámi people live. By taking the readers to diverse local discussions, the collection emphasizes communal responsibility and care as a key in doing indigenous research.

The book is edited by Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen (University of Helsinki), Pigga Keskitalo (University of Lapland / Sámi University of Applied Sciences), and Torjer Olsen (UiT – the Arctic University of Norway). Other contributots are: Rauni Äärelä-Vihriälä, Hanna Guttorm, Lea Kantonen, Ilona Kivinen, Britt Kramvig, Petter Morottaja, Eljas Niskanen, Marja-Liisa Olthuis, Hanna Outakoski, Attila Paksi, Jelena Porsanger, Aili Pyhälä, Rauna Rahko-Ravantti, Torkel Rasmussen, Erika Katjaana Sarivaara, Irja Seurujärvi-Kari, and Trond Trosterud.

Pigga Keskitalo
University researcher Pigga Keskitalo is one of the editors of Indigenous Research Methodologies in Sámi and Global Contexts.

Indigenous Research Methodologies in Sámi and Global Contexts is published by Brill, and it is available in book shops or directly from the publisher.

The book launch event takes place on Thursday 20 May 2021 at 17–18:30 (EEST) in Think Corner (Tiedekuma), University of Helsinki. You can follow the live stream here.

Further information:
Pigga Keskitalo, University Researcher, University of Lapland
pigga.keskitalo (at)
Tel. +358 40 484 4153