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A promised mindland? A rectificatory theory-practice position for non-Indigenous researchers

Puch-Bouwman, Jen (2014). A promised mindland? A rectificatory theory-practice position for non-Indigenous researchers. AlterNative,10(4):408-421.

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Title A promised mindland? A rectificatory theory-practice position for non-Indigenous researchers
Author Puch-Bouwman, Jen
Journal Name AlterNative
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1177-1801   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 408
End Page 421
Total Pages 14
Place of Publication New Zealand
Publisher Nga Pae o te Maramatanga,New Zealand's Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Non-Indigenous researchers who study Indigenous people and issues are situated in a highly contested epistemological space. Indigenous sovereignty and decolonizing endeavours have transformed this realm into a thriving liberatory arena. That in turn has stirred colonial residues in the field and has led non-Indigenous researchers to readjust their ideologies and practices vis-a-vis the Indigenous epistemological insurgence. In order to respond to these challenges, researchers may turn to a range of theory- practice positions. I review these positions and suggest that, despite their immense contributions, they still constitute higher- level symptoms of the colonial aftermath. Therefore, a rectificatory theory-practice position is proposed, advocating resistance, trans-generational justice and reparation by non-Indigenous researchers in Indigenous-related research. In addition, I introduce the concept of "mindland" to encompass the rectification of both knowledge and land, and highlight the wider colonized context of Indigenous- related research.
Keywords Anti-colonial research
Decolonizing research
Non-Indigenous researchers
Global rectificatory justice
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