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Pacific and Pasifika: Pacific Research

UC and other NZ Research Repositories

Other Indigenous Research Methodologies


Battiste, M. A. (2000). Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision

Chilisa, B. (2012). Indigenous Research Methodologies

Denzin, N. K., Lincoln, Y., & Smith, L. T. (2008). Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies Also available online

Groh, A. (2018). Research Methods in Indigenous Contexts

Iosefa, F., Jones, S. H., & Harris, E. (Eds.). Wayfinding and critical autoethnography (2021). Access the electronic copy or borrow the paper copy.

Kovach, (2009). Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations and Contexts

Smith, L. T. (2012). Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

Windchief, S., San Pedro, T. (2019). Applying indigenous research methods: Storying with peoples and communities

Click on this subject heading for more books:  Indigenous Peoples Research Methodology

Journal Articles and Encyclopedias:

Sage Journals Online has articles on indigenous research methodology from a range of journals including AlterNative. Sage Research Methods links to e-books and encyclopedias. Start with the search "indigenous research" Pacific in both.

Journal of Global Indigeneity. "The journal publishes critical writing and research on topics that impact the lives of Indigenous peoples and communities around the world. We privilege Indigenous authorship and collaborations, and encourage submissions from early career researchers and graduate students."

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. "Aims to present indigenous worldviews and scholarly research from native indigenous  perspectives from around the world".

Reconsidering Citation

Burgess, H., Cormack, D., & Reid, P. (2021). Calling forth our pasts, citing our futures: an envisioning of a Kaupapa M?ori citational practice. MAI Journal, 10(1).

Pacific Research - Guidelines, Issues and Models

For an excellent, though now somewhat old overview and guide to getting started read Judy McFall's 2010 article Getting Started with Pacific Research: Finding Resources and Information on Pacific Research Models and Methodologies. MAI Reiew, 1.

Re-visioning Pacific research methodologies. Special Issue of Waka Kuaka | The Journal of the Polynesian Society (2023)

Key Insights from the Pacific Research Consultation for Te Ara Paerangi- Future Pathways. (2022). Perspectives from Pacific researchers on the future of New Zealand's research, science and innovation (RSI) system.

Indigenous Pacific approaches and issues





Fijian Vanua Research Framework




For Research models in Education (Aua'i le Galuega, Kakala, Paepae, Popo, Pou Tu, Talaloto, Tautai, Teu le Va and Ula)

-see the Pacific Education Research page.


Relationships between the Va and Kaupapa Māori research frameworks.

Suaalii-Sauni, T. (2017). The Va and Kaupapa Māori. In T. K. Hoskins & A. Jones (Eds.), Critical conversations in Kaupapa Māori (pp. 132-144). Huia.   (chapter 12)

Engaging with Pacific Peoples

Yavu- Foundations of Pacific Engagement Tool from the Ministry for Pacific Peoples

Cultural Etiquette in the Pacific

Health Research Guidelines

Health Research Council of New Zealand. Pacific Health Research Guidelines. (2014).

Lovo, E., Woodward, L., Larkins, S., Preston, R., & Baba, U. N. (2021). Indigenous knowledge around the ethics of human research from the Oceania region: A scoping literature review. Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine, 16(1), 12-12.

University Guidelines

Massey University Pacific Research & Policy Centre and the Pasifika@Massey Directorate. Pacific Research Guidelines and Protocols.

Bennett, Judy, Mark Brunton, Jenny Bryant-Tokalau, Faafetai Sopoaga, Naomi Weaver, and Gary Witte. "Pacific Research Protocols from the University of Otago." The Contemporary Pacific 25,1 (2013): 95-124.

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