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Yarning about Indigenous Research and the Archives in Australia

July 12, 2022 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 am UTC+0


The presenters in this session have all had personal and professional experiences with archives. In approaching topics for research, they bring with them their standpoints, lived experiences and connections to their people and communities. These connections have guided the approaches and the values they bring to their research.  As researchers the presenters are all bound and guided by University ethics processes, including completion and acceptance of the Ethics forms at the outset of the research. Herein lies the first of many dichotomies encountered when negotiating both university ethics and Indigenous research ethics during the course of a research project. For example, from the perspective of a university ethics board prior relationships between research and participant are not ideal, however Indigenous research ethics may require strong relationships and trust for the research to go ahead respectfully. Relationships built on respect and reciprocity are fundamental to the Indigenous research method of ‘Yarning’. Core principles of Indigenous research have been expressed by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in their Code of Ethics (2020) to be related to the principles of Indigenous self-determination, Indigenous leadership, impact and value and lastly sustainability and accountability. A yarn is a respectful and relational way of sharing knowledge and communicating for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. Through the process of yarning the presenters will discuss how they have navigated their research projects to meet university requirements and embed Indigenous research ethics in their approaches to undertake research that is culturally safe and an environment that supports Indigenous wellbeing. By participating in this session, you will have an opportunity to understand the importance of yarning as a research method, and hear how the presenters have approached their projects.

Presenter Bios

Rose Barrowcliffe, (Butchulla), Doctoral Candidate, School of Business and Creative Industries, University of the Sunshine Coast

Lauren Booker, (Garigal Clan), Research Fellow, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research, University of Technology Sydney, PhD Candidate, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Shannon Faulkhead, (Koorie, Mildura), Head First Peoples Department, Museums Victoria

Dr Kirsten Thorpe, (Worimi, Port Stephens), Senior Researcher, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology Sydney

Narissa Timbery, (Koori, Yuin Nation, South Coast N.S.W.) PhD Candidate & Associate Lecturer, Faculty of IT, Department of Human Centred Computing, Monash University.


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July 12, 2022
5:30 am - 6:30 am UTC+0
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