Philosophic tensions arise in bringing together research agendas associated with the transformative paradigm and Indigenous peoples because of the latter’s history of colonization and betrayal. The alliance between the transformative and Indigenous agendas is therefore not an entirely comfortable fit. However, we argue that Indigenous voices can be brought into the transformative paradigm as a way of stretching and enriching understandings of the meaning of conducting research for the purpose of social transformation. This is possible because the transformative paradigm has space within it for many worlds and tolerance of the complexity of subjectivities and identities of inhabitants.
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