Relentlessly Coastal: Parenting, Research, and Everyday Resurgence
by Mick Scow
It is my deepest desire that my children are given the opportunity to live a more Indigenous life than I did. It is for this reason that I’ve included my children in my research, both academic and informal. To do so I’ve had to transform the ways in which I conceive of and partake in research. I came to understand research as a process that allow us, as
Indigenous peoples, to better understand our place within our communities. It is a journey of relating to, participating with, and coming to understand all of our relations. Research, as such, entails an active reconnection with the forces of the universe that colonial rule has sought to separate us from.