Imperialism, history, writing, theory terms which underpin the practices and styles of research with indigenous peoples. A process which engages with imperialism and colonialism at multiple levels. For researchers, one of those levels is concerned with having a more critical understanding of the underlying assumptions, motivations and values which inform research practices. Imperialism as economic expansion; subjugation of others; an idea or spirit with many forms of realization; discursive field of knowledge. Imperialism as a chronology: discovery, conquest, exploitation, distribution, appropriation. Fanon calls for the indigenous intellectual and artist to create a new literature, to work in the cause of constructing a national culture after liberation this continues to be a challenge. Reclaiming history is a critical and essential aspect of decolonization. Western research is more than just research that is located in a positivist tradition. Move beyond description and to generate or discover a theory for a process or an action.