University of Helsinki, Finland (Erika.Sarivaara@gmail.com)
University of Lapland, Finland (Kaarina.Maatta@ulapland.fi)
University of Lapland, Finland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This article introduces a new method for data collection in critical indigenous research. The method is based on the critical theory and pursuit of increasing awareness and emancipation in indigenous peoples. Issues related to the colonization and assimilation processes among indigenous peoples are very sensitive and often unspoken, taboos. How to study issues like this? The sample research was conducted among the non-status Sámi people who have Sámi ancestors and speak the Sámi language but are not officially recognized as Sámi. Their identity formation and sensitive experiences were obtained through a new method that is here called an audiovisual frame story as a method of critical consciousness sharing in indigenous research. The paper investigates the grounds and implementation of the method, and evaluates its usefulness for studying indigenous peoples’ experiences and their emancipation.
Keywords: consciousness sharing; frame story; critical theory; audiovisual; film; indigenous research; identity; experiences