Indigenous leadership in universities: One Indigenous perspective

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    This paper will provide an Indigenous male perspective on Indigenous
    leadership in universities. The paper will not refer to western leadership models
    and theories as its purpose is to crystallise the notion of Indigenous leadership
    for Indigenous people in leadership positions and those aspiring to be in these
    positions. The term 'Indigenous leadership' is used so often today that many
    Indigenous people lack confidence in the term and do not know what it means.
    This is why a paper on Indigenous leadership from an Indigenous perspective
    is needed. This paper shows that the term is nothing to be intimidated by and
    shows that Indigenous people with a strong Indigenous identity, vision and
    focus are able to provide strong Indigenous leadership in universities. However,
    they must take more responsibility for being familiar with Indigenous issues and
    to develop strategies to address these issues rather than leave other staff to
    • address these issues. The paper contends that those in Indigenous leadership
    positions in universities should remain focused on core university business with
    a hands-on approach.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number20
    Pages (from-to)23-30
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Australian Indigenous Issues
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


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