Commentary : "Our reflections on identity, gender and transforming action"

Fredericks, Bronwyn L., Walker, Melissa, Peacock, Christine, Duthie, Debbie, & Best, Odette (2012) Commentary : "Our reflections on identity, gender and transforming action". MAI Journal A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, 1(1), pp. 76-85.

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This paper explores the cultural interplay between Indigenous women from one geographic locality being on and within the locality of the women of another locality – in this case, Whakatāne, Aotearoa. The authors consider identity, gender and place within the processes of transformation and decolonisation. They argue that women need to be involved in ways that restore their power as women and ensure their rightful place. The authors draw on the female ancestor Wairaka and her courage to argue that Indigenous women need to respond, change and adapt to the places in which they live. They argue that decolonisation needs to include action and possibilities for Māori and Indigenous Australian women.

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ID Code: 48983
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Acknowledgements: Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and the Indigenous Studies Research Network (ISRN) and the Faculty of Health at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
Keywords: Indigenous , Australia, Maori, Aotearoa, Gender, Women, Place, Whakatane, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
ISSN: 2230-6862
Subjects: 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 > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Research Centres > Indigenous Studies Research Network
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Deposited On: 27 Jul 2012 04:11
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 14:41

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