Collaboration

What is collaboration, and what does it mean in the Local Contexts project? If you have questions about what it entails to work with an Indigenous community on any project involving cultural heritage click on some of the links below. Collaboration is a key principle for any project where Indigenous peoples and communities are involved. Collaboration involves sharing control of research, allowing for changes in project direction and attention to ongoing colonial power relationships that are embedded in concepts and processes of research. Scholars like Sonya Atalay, Amy Lonetree and Linda Tuhawai Smith have set out principles for collaborative research. Sonya Atalay outlines issues of process in her book – Community-Based Archaeology: Research with, by and for Indigenous and Local Communities. Below you will also find references to some key articles about collaboration from Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars.