Four scholars speak to navigating the complexities of naming in Indigenous Studies

Bronwyn Carlson, Jeff Berglund, Michelle Harris, Evan Te Ahu Poata-Smith

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Abstract

Universities in Australia are expanding their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies programs to include Indigenous populations from around the globe. This is also the case for the Indigenous Studies Unit at the University of Wollongong (UOW). Although systems of nomenclature in Indigenous Studies seek to be respectful of difference, the politics of naming in the global context raises some complexities worthy of discussion. In this article, four scholars discuss the politics of naming in relation to teaching a joint Indigenous Studies subject at the UOW and Northern Arizona University.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-72
Number of pages15
JournalThe Australian Journal of Indigenous education
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Indigeneity
  • language use
  • nomenclature
  • terminology

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