This article explains principles for working with First Nations peoples’ knowledge in higher education. It is an older article written by Arabana Associate Professor Veronica Arbon that has clear principles for First Nations knowledge work.
This article is useful for learning about a way to bring First Nations ways of knowing together with schooling practice. Written by Baressa Frazer, a Wik woman and school principal, and Dr Tyson Yunkaporta, an Aboriginal academic with Wik connections, it explains Wik oral knowledge practices and explains how these provide a strategy for teaching in written text-based contexts.
This article is useful to learn about a project in which teachers engaged with local First Nations ways of thinking to reframe their teaching practice. It is written by Dr Tyson Yunkaporta, an Aboriginal academic with Wik connections, and non-Indigenous academic Sue McGinty. It explains the way the moved the focus from kids who need fixing to teachers who need learning, and also explains the Country-based metaphors that framed that learning.
This book is useful for exploring a First Nations way of knowing and seeing higher education through this lens. It is written by Rak Mak Mak Marranunggu academic Dr Payi Linda Ford and explains her ontology and epistemology, what it’s like to engage with higher education from this standpoint, and provides an outline of how higher education could be reshaped along First Nations knowledge lines.
This book is useful to learn about one First Nations way of knowing, being and doing. Arabana Associate Professor Veronica Arbon explains her ontology and epistemology and how this creates her world. She explores how this is marginalised in higher education and how this motivates her to establish a First Nations university, while also allowing for sites of cross-cultural understanding.