Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development > Vol. 5, No. 1 (2008)

Finding a space to make an impact within the contemporary world

Bronwyn Fredericks, Monash University
Pamela Croft, Keppel Sands


Indigenous peoples have generally been the objects of the research as has Indigenous art, dance, stories, artefacts, music and history. This is also the experience of Indigenous peoples in other parts of the world. Collectively Indigenous people are said to be the “most researched people in the world” (Smith, 1999, p.3). As researchers, Indigenous people are relatively new travellers. This paper will explore using first person narrative the issues experienced by two of these new travellers. Within this paper Bronwyn Fredericks and Pamela Croft share part of their journey which was driven by process and a commitment to the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander political struggle.

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