Questioning Indigenous-Settler Relations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Editors: Professor Sarah Maddison and Associate Professor Sana Nakata
Part of the book series: Indigenous-Settler Relations in Australia and the World (ISRAW, volume 1)
Questioning Indigenous-Settler Relations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives examines contemporary Indigenous affairs through questions of relationality, via a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives. Relationality functions as a key analytical framework with which to explore the what, who, when, where, and why of Indigenous-settler relations; who steps into these relations and how; what are the different temporal and historical moments in which these relations take place and to what effect; where do these relations exist around the world and what are the variations they take on in different places; and why are these relations important for the examination of social and political life in the 21st century?
Its unique approach represents a deliberate move away from both settler-colonial studies, which examines historical and present impacts of settler states on Indigenous peoples, and from postcolonial and decolonial scholarship, which predominantly focuses on how Indigenous peoples speak back to the settler state. It explores the issues that inform, shape, and give social, legal, and political life to relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, both in Australia and globally.
Aboriginal Sports Coaches, Community, and Culture
Authors: Dr Demelza Marlin, Associate Professor Nicholas Apoifis and Associate Professor Andrew Bennie
Part of the book series: Indigenous-Settler Relations in Australia and the World (ISRAW, volume 2)
Aboriginal Sports Coaches, Community, and Culture is the first to celebrate the stories of this group of Aboriginal mentors and leaders and present them in a form that is accessible to both academic and general audiences. In this book, Aboriginal sport coaches from all over Australia share stories about their involvement in sport and community, offering insight into the diverse experiences of Aboriginal people in settler colonial Australia.
Boarding and Australia's First Peoples: Understanding How Residential Schooling Shapes Lives
Author: Dr Marnie O'Bryan
Part of the book series: Indigenous-Settler Relations in Australia and the World (ISRAW, volume 3)
Boarding and Australia's First Peoples: Understanding How Residential Schooling Shapes Lives takes us inside the complex lived experience of being a First Nations student in predominantly non-Indigenous schools in Australia. Built around the first-hand narratives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alumni from across the nation, scholarly analysis is layered with personal accounts and reflections. The result is a wide ranging and longitudinal exploration of the enduring impact of years spent boarding which challenges narrow and exclusively empirical measures currently used to define ‘success’ in education.
Used as instruments of repression and assimilation, boarding, or residential, schools have played a long and contentious role throughout the settler-colonial world. In Canada and North America, the full scale of human tragedy associated with residential schools is still being exposed. By contrast, in contemporary Australia, boarding schools are characterised as beacons of opportunity and hope; places of empowerment and, in the best, of cultural restitution.
In this work, young people interviewed over a span of seven years reflect, in real time, on the intended and unintended consequences boarding has had in their own lives. They relate expected and dramatically unexpected outcomes. They speak to the long-term benefits of education, and to the intergenerational reach of education policy.
This book assists practitioners and policy makers to critically review the structures, policies, and cultural assumptions embedded in the institutions in which they work, to the benefit of First Nations students and their families. It encourages new and collaborative approaches Indigenous education programs.
Public Policy and Indigenous Futures
Editors: Associate Professor Nikki Moodie and Professor Sarah Maddison
Part of the book series: Indigenous-Settler Relations in Australia and the World (ISRAW, volume 4)
Public Policy and Indigenous Futures focuses on Indigenous self-determined and community-owned responses to complex socioeconomic and political challenges in Australia and explores Indigenous policy development and policy expertise. It critically considers current practices and issues central to policy change and Indigenous futures. The book foregrounds the resurgence that is taking place in Indigenous governing and policy-making, providing case studies of local and community-based policy development and implementation. The chapters highlight new Australian work on what is an international phenomenon.
This book brings together senior and early career political scientists and policy scholars, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars working on problems of Indigenous policy and governance.