'Indigenous Statistics: A quantitative research methodology' is co-authored by Maggie Walter, descendent of the trawlwoolway people from northeastern Tasmania, and Chris Andersen, Michif, Metis from Alberta. Both are professors at their respective insitutitions. This work is based on three premises discussed throughout - a cultural framework of Indigenous statistics, the methodologies that produce these statistics and understanding academia as a situated activity. Current quantitative methodologies operate as a powerful truth claim on modern societies where Indigenous peoples’ data is collected, analysed and interpreted within that of the dominant culture. Yet quantitative data plays a role in constituting reality through the methodologies conceived, collected, analysed and interpreted in a social, cultural, and racial terrain. Here there is a tension between individual-level and real world concrete groups within the statistical analyses of the nation state but where Indigenous statistics are interpreted as through they reflect an Indigene reality of difference, deficit and dysfunction as trends in reports on Indigenous peoples. Understanding the difference between methodologies and methods and how statistics are created is crucial to understanding their social construction in interpreting social relations. The power-relation within the academy is reflected in both the outputs from qualitative and quantitative researchers and where community and academic knowledge requires critical attention. This work tackles the questions of how and what Indigenous quantitative research methods look like in practice including in a Canadian context.