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Tiwi Island skin group culture standing its ground: The collective power to make change in a Western-influenced environment

Rossingh, Bronwyn, Puruntatameri, Teresita, Kelantumama, Andrew, Tipungawuti, Jacinta, Punguatji, Augusta, Kelantumama, Magdallan and Doolan, Kevin (2014). Tiwi Island skin group culture standing its ground: The collective power to make change in a Western-influenced environment. In: 6th Biennial International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014, Auckland, 25 - 28 November 2014.

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IRMA ID 84550754xPUB12
Author Rossingh, Bronwyn
Puruntatameri, Teresita
Kelantumama, Andrew
Tipungawuti, Jacinta
Punguatji, Augusta
Kelantumama, Magdallan
Doolan, Kevin
Title Tiwi Island skin group culture standing its ground: The collective power to make change in a Western-influenced environment
Conference Name 6th Biennial International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014
Conference Location Auckland
Conference Dates 25 - 28 November 2014
Conference Publication Title International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014 Proceedings
Place of Publication New Zealand
Publisher Ngä Pae o te Märamatanga, New Zealand’s Mäori Centre of Research Excellence
Publication Year 2014
ISBN 978-0-9864622-6-9   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 38
End Page 45
Total Pages 8
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract Young people on the Tiwi Islands can see the need for strong cultural leaders in the future but they do not necessarily see themselves fi lling those big shoes. Young people need to be inspired to be leaders but lack of education and employment opportunities added to alcohol and drug use restricts and distracts. The Tiwi Elders have been striving to have their voices heard about the critical role that Tiwi culture plays in the development of young leaders. The project discussed in this paper is an Elder- directed initiative aimed at fi nding ways to develop young cultural leaders. It was found that a number of projects were underway with common threads of youth, culture and leadership. To realise the hopes and aspirations of the Tiwi Elders it is necessary to drive the collective momentum of these projects to enable young people to develop understanding of both Tiwi culture and Western knowledge systems. The Elder vision is in sight and their voices are gradually being heard.
Keyword Indigenous youth leadership
Culture
Youth justice
Description for Link Link to conference proceedings
URL http://www.maramatanga.ac.nz/publication/international-indigenous-development-research-conference-2014-proceedings
 
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