Voicing the Visions we have Longer for and Worked Towards

Fredericks, Bronwyn & Croft, Pamela (2007) Voicing the Visions we have Longer for and Worked Towards. World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Network Journal, 2007, pp. 50-56.

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In the late 1990s, we, Bronwyn Fredericks and Pamela Croft were both living in the Australian Central Queensland region. As two Australian Aboriginal women we were both engaged in the same areas of politics and activism and were both undertaking doctoral studies. At times during our studies, we would become frustrated with the lack of literature and scholarly leadership in our respective disciplines. We also knew we had lots to say that was inside and outside of the scope of our studies and our disciplines. We wanted to talk about history, health, education, culture, the manifestations of whiteness in Australia, the relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians and much more. Through our joint history we knew we could work in a partnership with each other in ways that supported and respected one another and recognised each other’s skills and abilities. We began to share our visions and our ideas in ways that stimulated creativity and inspiration. We began to plan projects using Pamela’s art works and Bronwyn’s words. We came to find a space in which we could jointly work. This paper will share part of our visioning journey and highlight some of the aspects of how we work together in our creative partnership. It will demonstrate that it is possible to enact our visions and to realise our dreams and aspirations.

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ID Code: 13418
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Aboriginal, women, education, doctorate, narrative, Rockhampton
ISSN: 1177-1364
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Bronwyn Fredericks and Pamela Croft
Deposited On: 02 May 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:45

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