Academic journal article Australian Aboriginal Studies

Kerry Arabena

Academic journal article Australian Aboriginal Studies

Kerry Arabena

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Ms Kerry Arabena, Visiting Research Fellow Social Health, is a member of the health research team at AIATSIS and took part in various of its of its projects of into the social determinants of health and wellbeing. She undertook the Indigenous Health Citizenship Project, outlining a model of the 'Universal Citizen' which uses a framework connecting Indigenous philosophies with ecological perspectives to underpin strategies for living into the twenty-first century. The framework synthesises the relationships between Indigenous and ecological knowledge, place, and sustainable citizen states in Australia. Preliminary results were published in a paper entitled 'The Universal Citizen: An Indigenous citizenship framework for the twenty-first century'; Ms Arabena presented this work at a conference on ecological sustainability and sustainable societies in Halifax, Canada, in June 2007.

Dr Geoffrey Gray, Research Fellow, Tradition and Transformation, published several papers in peer-reviewed journals, presented papers at conferences in Melbourne and Dunedin, and completed A Cautious Silence: The politics of Australian anthropology, published by Aboriginal Studies Press in August 2007. In it he examines the way that anthropology, as the dominant discipline in the construction of understanding of Indigenous people in the twentieth century, helped define Aboriginal peoples. …

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