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Type: Journal article
Title: Earth song as storywork : reclaiming Indigenous knowledges
Author: Wyld, F.
Fredericks, B.
Citation: Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 2015; 18(2):2-12
Publisher: David unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1440-5202
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Frances Wyld and Bronwyn Fredericks
Abstract: Is it possible for Indigenous ways of knowing, which draw on earth song and storywork, to find a place within the academy? Indigenous peoples recognise that the earth has a song, which we can listen to as story. In return, we can sing our story to the world and of the world. In this paper, the authors explore their own stories and songs. They explain the ways that listening to the earth's song and working with stories can inform their work in the academy - as teachers who support younglings to hear their voices and develop their own songs, and as the writers and tellers of curriculum. The authors ask whether it is possible for Indigenous academics to combine their academic work with Indigenous ways of knowing. They argue that, not only is the combination possible, it can be used to create a harmonious voice that will help them to reclaim their power as Indigenous academic women.
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