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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Designing the Warramiri Website: A Bala-Räli Bothways Duoethnography from the Yolηu Homeland of Gäwa.
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'Technologies play an important role in the intergenerational transmission of Yolηu languages and culture, but can digital development incorporate Yolηu cosmological and epistemological frameworks? Despite the pressures of an increasingly standardised Australian Curriculum, the Yolηu Indigenous Warramiri community at Gäwa in remote Northern Territory continues to pursue an 'on country' homeland and intercultural 'bothways' philosophy of education. In this paper, we outline some of the bala-räli (backwards and forwards) discussions and negotiations from 2009-15, as a form of duoethnography that culminated in the design of the Warramiri website to support such a bothways philosophy.' (Author's abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 2 2019 16848945 2019 periodical issue 'Are we nearly there? ‘Aboriginal disadvantage’ may soon become an outmoded term that represents an obsolete concept. Guided by decades of collaborative research that pointed out the consequences of pathologising identities using a discourse of deficit — and which spelled out the positives of adopting an alternative approach — the public discourse about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is finally beginning to change. The term ‘Indigenous excellence’ was created to draw thinking away from deficit towards a strengths-based approach. The new term provoked much-needed new thinking. The change is a testament to the persistence and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have for decades committed to the promise of research. The change happened because generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices focused on changing the discourse about our peoples. Policymakers and service providers are now finally changing the narrative and turning away from the concept of disadvantage to focus on strengths-based approaches.' (Editorial introduction) 2019 pg. 19-40
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