Major Papers


epistemic injustice, resistance, Indigenous, Indigenous Peoples, Canada


When it comes to Western academia, Indigenous Peoples around the world have been and continue to be marginalized, especially in terms of representation within the literature. Therefore, this research paper will help remedy this issue by exploring epistemic injustice and the way in which epistemic injustice has and continues to harm Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. It will highlight four different lenses brought forward by Gaile Pohlhaus, Jr. as her framework allows for the representation of many different forms of epistemic injustice, while also acknowledging that no one approach is absolute. Resistance to epistemic injustice by the Indigenous Peoples will be addressed in the form of Indigenous literature and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. Canada asserts that they are on a path toward truth and reconciliation, and so it is therefore important to highlight and address these harms so we can move forward with reconciliation and healing.

Primary Advisor

Dr. Radu Neculau

Program Reader

Dr. Jeffrey Noonan

Degree Name

Master of Arts



Document Type

Major Research Paper

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