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Exploring Aboriginal identity in Australia and building resilience


Andersen, C, Exploring Aboriginal identity in Australia and building resilience, Indigenous, Aboriginal, Fugitive and Ethnic Groups Around the Globe, IntechOpen Limited, L Klain-Gabbay (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-16. ISBN 978-1-78985-432-9 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]


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Copyright 2019 The Author. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

DOI: doi:10.5772/intechopen.86677


This chapter will discuss the challenges faced by Aboriginal people seeking recognition of their identity as Indigenous Australians. It will explore government policies, their impact on identity formation and the ongoing impact of colonisation on education and health outcomes for Indigenous people in Australia. The issues raised will include historical and contemporary experiences as well personal values and attitudes. The strategies and programs introduced within educational settings as part of an inclusive practice regime will be highlighted. Aboriginal people have faced many challenges, and continue to do so in postcolonial times, including challenges to their identity.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:identity, health, education, resilience
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Indigenous
Objective Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander determinants of health
UTAS Author:Andersen, C (Associate Professor Clair Andersen)
ID Code:136461
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2019-12-20
Last Modified:2022-08-29
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