On Aboriginal Sovereignty

I want to draw your attention to one of the panels as part of the Clancestry Conversation series. The panel #SoveriegntyX was curated by event’s curator Dr Chelsea Bond. Each of these mini-orations provide us with excellent resources that can be used in the classroom across discussions in media, English, cultural studies, Australian studies, education, … Continue reading On Aboriginal Sovereignty

Some Aboriginal People Are More Aboriginal Than Others

¬†White Australia has always had a view on what makes a ‘real’ Aboriginal person. Andrew Bolt is the merely the latest in a long line of commentators who have put forward their views about ‘black’ and ‘white’ Aboriginals. Spread across a continent after 200 years of colonisation, Aboriginal people are diverse in a way that … Continue reading Some Aboriginal People Are More Aboriginal Than Others

7 Reasons I like critical theory for Indigenous studies

As a free-range scholar & educator, I tend to go off course a bit occasionally (well – maybe more than occasionally). I’ve recently re-discovered critical theory when preparing a guest lecture for QCA1213¬†Indigenous Art, Protocols and Practices unit at Queensland College of Art – Griffith University. 7 Reasons to Like Critical Theory It challenges accepted … Continue reading 7 Reasons I like critical theory for Indigenous studies