Decolonising Research Methodologies in East Arnhem Land

Moana Pera Tane, Harwood Matire

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‘Talking About Smoking in East Arnhem Land: Denormalisation, Stigmatisation and Leadership’ was a research project that began in 2014 in East Arnhem Land, amongst the Yolŋu peoples. The study revealed a wealth of deeper meanings and beliefs about ŋarali’ or tobacco within the context of Yolŋu tradition, history and culture. In this reflective piece, the primary author describes a personal journey of learning through observations and discussions with Yolŋu informants who shared their values, expectations and obligations associated with ŋarali’, which over time, have become interwoven with Yolŋu ceremony.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-68
Number of pages21
JournalLearning Communities Journal
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


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