The overarching purpose of this paper is to critically engage with non-Indigenous representations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Welcome to Country ceremonies, particularly within the conservative mainstream media and academic setting. The foundations of the paper will be drawn from both the critical Indigenous standpoint theories of white pathology by Moreton-Robinson (2015) and colonial storytelling by Behrendt (2016).
In this article we highlight the intersection of oral and literary traditions by conceptualizing landscape as archive through an integration of Indigenous knowledges into environmental education curriculum and teaching. We report on a study that focused on the experiences of pre- service teachers who engaged in ecological teachings in an established alternative settings placement as part of a pre- service teacher education program in rural Ontario, Canada.
Indigenous involvement at all stages of research has been called for over several decades and is now an increasingly accepted requirement. This paper outlines the research approaches of the Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change: The Arabunna, South Australia project, which in the initial development phase identified a number of basic tenets. The intent is to outline these tenets, discuss the level of Indigenous involvement and activity within this project and analyse the approach taken in the context of key features articulated within Indigenous research over previous decades.
Indigenous knowledge in relation to bushfires has been largely overlooked in Australia. In this paper Uncle Lewis O’Brien, Kaurna elder and Chief Investigator of the Australian Research Council (ARC) project Indigenous Knowledge: Water Sustainability and Wild Fire Mitigation, is “yarning” or in conversation with Irene Watson. The ARC project is working towards positioning an Indigenous philosophical standpoint that will bring a greater focus to Indigenous understandings of our natural world and the relationship between humans and the natural world, particularly in an era of climate change.