Knowledge Makers Journal

The Knowledge Makers Journal is a peer reviewed Indigenous Undergraduate Journal that is produced after the undergraduate Knowledge Makers workshop. The journal contains articles from both current and alumni Knowledge Makers and Indigenous academics. 


Our 2016 journal had 21 contributors we opened with Marcus Scherer’s reflections on his participation in Knowledge Makers, who reminds us of the importance of research and how research and education has shaped us all. We then shared our thoughts on Indigenous research methodologies, photography, education, governance, law, environment, and identity. Indigenous scholars offerd their reflections on the importance of Indigenous research. We closed with Elder Mike Arnouse, whose words took us back to a moment in time where we shared stories, laughter, and song, and reminded us that our efforts today can influence future possibilities.


Our 2017 journal had 22 contributors we open with Marina Troke’s paper on the critical potency (like ‘lightning’) of Indigenous researchers being knowledge makers. The following papers then weaved together knowledge making on identity, youth, art, research methods, international understandings, technology, social work, e-portfolios, substance abuse, communication, researcher mentoring, culture and politics, tourism, cultural safety, sustainable hunting, achievement in post-secondary education, Secwépemc research, and Secwépemc epistemology. Threaded alongside the undergraduate Knowledge Makers’ papers were those from past Knowledge Makers and established Indigenous scholars, further strengthening our expanding Knowledge Makers research community.  We closed with Elder Mike Arnouse’s words, who reminded us that we come from strength; through our work together as knowledge makers we draw on our “original capabilities.” It is this collective strength, this potential, that is so present throughout this Knowledge Makers journal.