Indigenous research and broader issues in the Academy

Vickery, Aunty Joan, Thorpe, Aunty A, Johnson, Auntie Melva, Robinson, Auntie Kella, Bamblett, Auntie Merle, Williams, Auntie Georgina, Austin, Uncle Graham, Bamblett, Auntie Rose, Peters, Auntie Beverley, Bell, Auntie Laura, McInnes, Auntie Lyn, Bamblett, Esme, Thorpe, Lisa, Kennedy, Helen, Clarke, Angela, Waddell, Nicole, Phillips, Greg, Selam, Jason, Vickery, Annette, Muir, Jan, Smith, Rosie, Atkinson, Neville, Fredericks, Bronwyn L., Rose, Daryl, Morris, Irene, Arbon, Veronica, Rose, Mark, & Brabham, Wendy (2010) Indigenous research and broader issues in the Academy. Journal of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium, 2010(1), pp. 1-10.

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The Rudd Labour Government rode to power in Australia on the education promise of 'an education revolution'. The term 'education revolution' carries all the obligatory marketing metaphors that an aspirant government might want recognised by the general public on the eve government came to power however in revolutionary terms it fades into insignificance in comparison to the real revolution in Australian education. This revolution simply put is to elevate Indigenous Knowledge Systems, in Australian Universities. In the forty three years since the nation setting Referendum of 1967 a generation has made a beach head on the educational landscape. Now a further generation who having made it into the field of higher degrees yearn for the ways and means to authentically marshal Indigenous knowledge? The Institute of Koorie Education at Deakin has for over twenty years not only witnessed the transition but is also a leader in the field. With the appointment of two Chairs of Indigenous Knowledge Systems to build on to its already established research profile the Institute moved towards what is the 'real revolution' in education – the elevation of Indigenous Knowledge as a legitimate knowledge system. This paper lays out the Institute of Koorie Education‘s Research Plan and the basis of an argument put to the academy that will be the driver for this pursuit.

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ID Code: 38557
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The Institute of Koorie Education at Deakin University unequivocally recognises the integrity of Indigenous Knowledge. In respect of the principles and values enshrined in Indigenous Knowledge systems and in intensive consultation from Elders and Respected Persons the recognition of intellectual property for this paper is vested in the ancestral spirit of the lands of those who contributed. That spirit swirled inside all to produce a plan that drew vestige from centuries of wisdom therefore all in attendance at an important workshop of 2009 are listed as the authors. The Aboriginal Nations of those involved from the Nations of for their representation Wiradjuri, Wotjobaluk, Gunditjmara, Latji Latji, Arabana, Wemba Wemba, Bangerang, Wathaurung, Yorta Yorta, Kurnai/Gunai and Miriwung Jerrong.
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Keywords: Aboriginal, Indigenous, Australia, Research, Deakin University, HERN
ISSN: 1177-1364
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies (200201)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Research Centres > Indigenous Studies Research Network
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Deposited On: 18 Nov 2010 05:18
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:23

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