Contemporary Aboriginal Studies
““The idea of contested stories and multiple discourses about the past, by different communities, is closely linked to the politics of everyday contemporary indigenous life. It is very much the fabric of communities that value oral ways of knowing. These contested accounts are stored within genealogies, within the landscape, within weavings and carvings, even within the personal names that people carried. The means by which these histories were stored was through their systems of knowledge.”“
(Tuhiwai Smith, L. 1999, p.33).
This course has been designed to provide the foundation to knowledge within the course work masters. The issues are relevant to the current debates within the contemporary Aboriginal and non Aboriginal communities. The final weeks of the course will entail students looking at their local Aboriginal communities, in particular their response to government policies, media coverage and successful community projects.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies|
Semester 1 - 2016
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Assumed Knowledge||Understanding of traditional Aboriginal Society|
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for ABOR6003|