Our elders, our stories, our culture

Ash, Susan (2008) Our elders, our stories, our culture. Nutrition & Dietetics, 65(4), pp. 297-299.

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Story telling and interviewing are deeply embedded in our professional culture; however, stories of dietetics and our professional pioneers are less common. The annual Lecture of Honour at our national conference has enabled us to honour our tribal elders by telling their stories. Traditionally, tribal elders are story tellers and tradition bearers. An Aboriginal elder, Francis Firebrace1 states that 'when you tell stories from the heart, you connect with the audience—you have to live it in your mind, the story has to become part of you'. Telling our stories connects and heals us and so here I honour Lucy Hamilton Reid by telling her story.

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ID Code: 18446
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Nutrition, Dietetics, Australian indigenous nutrition, PNG indigenous nutrition, Kuru
DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2008.00309.x
ISSN: 14466368
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (111100) > Public Nutrition Intervention (111104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (111100) > Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified (111199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: © Copyright 2008 Blackwell/Wiley
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Deposited On: 05 Apr 2009 23:31
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:53

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