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Mornington Island Enterprise Art Project

BEN LANDERS


As a non-Indigenous art teacher with experience working in remote communities, I recognise the importance of not making assumptions about what or how young Indigenous people should learn about their culture. This would undermine the principles of self-determination by propagating an outsider’s version of Indigeneity, at its worst furthering the misconception that Indigenous communities and cultures are homogenous rather than fluid and unique. The inherent inadequacy of a non-Indigenous person teaching Indigenous people about their culture should not, however, deter teachers from... (log in or join to continue reading)

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