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An Indigenous Conversation: Arful Ethnography: A Pre-Colonised Collaborative Research Method?

McKenna, Tarquam and Woods, Davina (2012) An Indigenous Conversation: Arful Ethnography: A Pre-Colonised Collaborative Research Method? Creative Approaches to Research, 5 (3). pp. 75-88. ISSN 1835-9442

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Abstract

In this paper, which is a read ‘conversation’, the intention is to take the reader into the life worlds of its two author-researchers. An academic—Tarquam McKenna—and his colleague, an Australian Indigenous woman—Davina Woods—set about ‘yarning’ around art and its role as a vehicle for (re)searching their lives. Never far from their thoughts was the 26 May, 1997, release of the Human Rights Equal Opportunity Commission’s (HREOC) report, Bringing Them Home: National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families, which included mandated recommendations to the colonising Australian people. One of these recommendations was that the Commonwealth and State Governments of Australia say ‘sorry’ for the centuries of shameful and traumatising violations of human rights to which the Indigenous peoples of Australia had been subjected.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID26056, artful auto-ethnographic method, yarning, story-telling, indigenous people, culture, injustice, human rights, colonialism, racism, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
FOR Classification > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism
FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
SEO Classification > 9301 Learner and Learning
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Depositing User: Ms Phung.T Tran
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2014 06:52
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 04:33
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/22800
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