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Allured by the sound of Australian Aboriginal music, some twenty years ago I first arrived on Miingimbi Island in the Northern Territory (NT) to study the language and culture of Aboriginal Australia. Adopted by a family who are traditional custodians of the island, I became a novice inquirer enthusiastically learning the ways in which Yolngu Aboriginal people know and speak their world.
Working several years as a community worker in remote communities and then as a coordinator of the Yolngu language and culture program at Charles Darwin University in the NT, I slowly began to sense a metaphysical difference being worked in places across the NT. In that jurisdiction English has become a lingua franca after colonisation yet most of the land area is now recognised as owned by Indigenous Australians.
Grappling with unknowing experiential moments and carefully cultivating narratives about them helps me write from them and later about them, to tease out useful analytic accounts in knowing them well-enough. This constitutes my decolonial ethics as a field philosopher living and working in Aboriginal northern Australia.
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2020 Rainmaker Readiness - Enhancing health communication with people who primarily speak an Aboriginal language – learning from COVID19 to improve communication in primary health care services.
29/07/20 → 31/03/23
BWVET: 2023 Rainmaker Startup "Design, implementation and evaluation of a holistic, both-ways model for delivering VET on country to East Arnhem Indigenous students.
20/02/23 → 1/03/24
2/11/20 → 30/09/24
Hayashi, Y., Dec 2023, In: Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social contexts. p. 18-28 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
The figure of an aporetic knower doing world philosophy as situated ‘field’ philosophising in Northern AustraliaHayashi, Y., 10 May 2023.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Conference paper presented at Conference (not in Proceedings)Open AccessFile12 Downloads (Pure)
Hayashi, Y., 9 Jun 2022.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Conference paper presented at Conference (not in Proceedings)
Bridging the gap: Reply to discussion of “Guiding principles for hydrologists conducting interdisciplinary research and fieldwork with participants”Rangecroft, S., Rohse, M., Banks, E. W., Day, R., Di Baldassarre, G., Frommen, T., Hayashi, Y., Höllermann, B., Lebek, K., Mondino, E., Rusca, M., Wens, M. & Van Loon, A. F., May 2022, In: Hydrological Sciences Journal. 67, 7, p. 1149-1151 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter › peer-reviewOpen Access
Hayashi, Y., Feb 2011
Supervisor: Christie, M. (Supervisor), Greatorex, J. (Supervisor) & Guyula, Y. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Masters by Research - CDU