In relationship with Indigenous Sovereignty

Catherine Koerner, Jane Haggis

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    This paper critically examines the way that whiteness impedes a non-colonial present between many white  Australians with Indigenous Australians. It draws upon an empirical study with self-identified rural white Australians to explore multiple locations of whiteness and the complicity in the ongoing dispossession of Indigenous peoples and their land rights and sovereignty. Additionally the paper explores the counter-narratives developed by a number of participants who articulate a relationship with Indigenous sovereignty. These narratives counter the centrality of whiteness and open up the possibility of future relations that are non-colonial. 
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDirections and Intersections
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association and Indigenous Studies Research Network Joint Conference
    EditorsD Riggs, C Due
    Place of PublicationAust
    PublisherAustralian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)978-0-646-56682-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventDirections and Intersections - Surfers Paradise
    Duration: 7 Dec 20119 Dec 2011


    ConferenceDirections and Intersections


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