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Poor Food And Nutrient Intake Among Indigenous And Non-Indigenous Rural Australian Children, Josephine D. Gwynn, Victoria M. Flood, Catherine A. D'Este, John R. Attia, Nicole Turner, Janine Cochrane, Jimmy Chun Yu Louie, John H. Wiggers Jan 2012

Poor Food And Nutrient Intake Among Indigenous And Non-Indigenous Rural Australian Children, Josephine D. Gwynn, Victoria M. Flood, Catherine A. D'Este, John R. Attia, Nicole Turner, Janine Cochrane, Jimmy Chun Yu Louie, John H. Wiggers

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to describe the food and nutrient intake of a population of rural Australian children particularly Indigenous children. Participants were aged 10 to 12 years, and living in areas of relative socio-economic disadvantage on the north coast of New South Wales. METHODS: In this descriptive cross-sectional study 215 children with a mean age of 11.30 (SD 0.04) years (including 82 Indigenous children and 93 boys) completed three 24-hour food recalls (including 1 weekend day), over an average of two weeks in the Australian summer of late 2005. RESULTS: A high proportion of ...


Translation Of Tobacco Policy Into Practice In Disadvantaged And Marginalized Subpopulations: A Study Of Challenges And Opportunities In Remote Australian Indigenous Communities, Jan A. Robertson, Katherine M. Conigrave, Rowena Ivers, Kim Usher, Alan R. Clough Jan 2012

Translation Of Tobacco Policy Into Practice In Disadvantaged And Marginalized Subpopulations: A Study Of Challenges And Opportunities In Remote Australian Indigenous Communities, Jan A. Robertson, Katherine M. Conigrave, Rowena Ivers, Kim Usher, Alan R. Clough

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Background: In Australia generally, smoking prevalence more than halved after 1980 and recently commenced to decline among Australia's disadvantaged Indigenous peoples. However, in some remote Indigenous Australian communities in the Northern Territory (NT), extremely high rates of up to 83% have not changed over the past 25 years. The World Health Organisation has called for public health and political leadership to address a global tobacco epidemic. For Indigenous Australians, unprecedented policies aim to overcome disadvantage and close the 'health gap' with reducing tobacco use the top priority. This study identifies challenges and opportunities to implementing these important new tobacco ...


Changing The Narrative: Shoalhaven Year 12 Indigenous Graduation Ceremony 10 Years On, Robbie Collins Jan 2012

Changing The Narrative: Shoalhaven Year 12 Indigenous Graduation Ceremony 10 Years On, Robbie Collins

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

Abstract presented at the 36th annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand regional science association international, University of Wollongong, 4-7 December 2012


Don't Let The Sport And Rec Officer Get Hold Of It: Indigenous Festivals, Big Aspirations And Local Knowledge, Lisa Slater Jan 2011

Don't Let The Sport And Rec Officer Get Hold Of It: Indigenous Festivals, Big Aspirations And Local Knowledge, Lisa Slater

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper discusses the findings of a three-year study that examined the role and significance of Australian Indigenous cultural festivals on community and youth wellbeing. The study found that Indigenous organisations and communities, funded by government and philanthropic agencies, are increasingly using festivals as vehicles to strengthen social connections, intergenerational knowledge transmission and wellbeing (Phipps & Slater 2010). However, at both a state and national level, Indigenous affairs routinely continue to assert social norms based upon non- Indigenous national ideals of experience and wellbeing. On the basis of the empirical findings, it becomes clear that there is a need to promote ...


The Reliability And Validity Of A Short Ffq Among Australian Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander And Non-Indigenous Rural Children, J Gwynn, Victoria M. Flood, Catherine A. D'Este, John R. Attia, Nicole Turner, Janine Cochrane, John Wiggers Jan 2011

The Reliability And Validity Of A Short Ffq Among Australian Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander And Non-Indigenous Rural Children, J Gwynn, Victoria M. Flood, Catherine A. D'Este, John R. Attia, Nicole Turner, Janine Cochrane, John Wiggers

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Objective: To determine the reproducibility and validity of a short FFQ (SFFQ) for Australian rural children aged 10 to 12 years, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Design: In this cross-sectional study participants completed the SFFQ on two occasions and three 24 h recalls. Concurrent validity was established by comparing results of the first SFFQ against food recalls; reproducibility was established by comparing the two SFFQ. Setting: The north coast of New South Wales in the Australian summer of late 2005. Subjects: Two hundred and forty-one children (ninety-two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and 100 boys) completed two ...


Cyber-Indigeneity: Urban Indigenous Identity On Facebook, Bronwyn L. Lumby Jan 2010

Cyber-Indigeneity: Urban Indigenous Identity On Facebook, Bronwyn L. Lumby

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The indigenous use of Facebook reflects to some degree the instruments of Indigenous identity confirmation and surveillance, which operate in the "real" world of Indigenous community networks. Of interest to this article is what Michel de Certeau calls "ways of operating", that is, the uses made by consumers of various mechanisms for purposes removed from, or different to those intended by producers and the effects of these uses in maintaining vigilance or discipline on subjects who identify as Indigenous. The aim is to open up for discussion the production of these effects in cyberspace to inform a broader interest in ...


Calling Our Spirits Home: Indigenous Cultural Festivals And The Making Of A Good Life, Lisa Slater Jan 2010

Calling Our Spirits Home: Indigenous Cultural Festivals And The Making Of A Good Life, Lisa Slater

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Speaking about the problems affecting Wik youth of Aurukun, Cape York, a local community health worker, Derek Walpo, lamented that ‘their spirits have wandered too far. We need to call them back’. The poignant reflection was made at a debriefing session following a social and wellbeing festival in Aurukun.1 The five‐day event culminated in a Mary G concert, in which almost all the township gathered to laugh and cheer the indomitable Broome ‘lady’. It was not just Mary G’s ribald humour that vitalised and galvanised the crowd, but also her performance that playfully reflected back and validated ...


Leading The Way: Indigenous Knowledge And Collaboration At The Woolyungah Indigenous Centre, Colleen Mcgloin, Anne L. Marshall, Michael J. Adams Jan 2009

Leading The Way: Indigenous Knowledge And Collaboration At The Woolyungah Indigenous Centre, Colleen Mcgloin, Anne L. Marshall, Michael J. Adams

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper derives from collaborative research undertaken by staff at theWoolyungah Indigenous Centre, into our own teaching practice. It articulates a particular strand of inquiry emanating from the research: the importance of Indigenous knowledges as this is taught at Woolyungah in the discipline of Indigenous Studies. The paper is a reflection of Woolyungah’s pedagogical aims, and its development as a Unit that seeks to embed other knowledges into the realm of critical inquiry within subjects taught at the Unit. It also reflects student responses to our pedagogy. The writers are Indigenous and non-Indigenous and have collaborated with all teaching ...


Considering The Work Of Martin Nakata's "Cultural Interface": A Reflection On Theory And Practice By A Non-Indigenous Academic, Colleen Mcgloin Jan 2009

Considering The Work Of Martin Nakata's "Cultural Interface": A Reflection On Theory And Practice By A Non-Indigenous Academic, Colleen Mcgloin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This is a reflective paper that explores Martin Nakata's work as a basis for understanding the possibilities and restrictions of non-Indigenous academics working in Indigenous studies. The paper engages with Nakata's work at the level of praxis. It contends that Nakata's work provides non-Indigenous teachers of Indigenous studies a framework for understanding their role, their potential, and limitations within the power relations that comprise the "cultural interface". The paper also engages with Nakata's approach to Indigenous research through his "Indigenous standpoint theory". This work emerges from the experiential and conceptual, and from a commitment to teaching ...


Beyond Celebration: Australian Indigenous Festivals, Politics And Ethics, Lisa Slater Jan 2009

Beyond Celebration: Australian Indigenous Festivals, Politics And Ethics, Lisa Slater

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

In contemporary Australia public discourse about Indigeneity in general and remote Indigenous communities in particular has been circumscribed by a climate of crisis. This has awakened mainstream Australia to vast inequalities, but the discursive frame continues to disable, or severely limit, an engagement with Indigenous lived experience and values. It also protects non-Indigenous, primarily I speak of, white, settler, Australians from comprehending and taking responsibility for their/our role in re-producing Indigenous marginality. The very sovereignty of the good, white, liberal subject-citizen rests upon being the universal image of good and healthy. I argue that the resistance by white, settler ...


A Review Of Engagement Of Indigenous Australians Within Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services., Stacey Berry, Trevor P. Crowe Jan 2009

A Review Of Engagement Of Indigenous Australians Within Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services., Stacey Berry, Trevor P. Crowe

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Substance misuse is a significant issue in Australia, and a large proportion of individuals with substance misuse disorders have co-existing mental health disorders. There is evidence that Indigenous Australians are more likely than non-Indigenous Australians to experience the adverse effects of alcohol consumption, and that mental health disorders are more prevalent in Indigenous communities than non-Indigenous communities. Indigenous Australians currently do not access mental health and substance abuse services at a level which is consistent with their level of need, and this is largely due to inconsistent or insufficient culturally respectful mental health services. This paper provides a review of ...


Making Paper Talk: Writing Indigenous Oral Life Narratives, Michael Jacklin Jan 2008

Making Paper Talk: Writing Indigenous Oral Life Narratives, Michael Jacklin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

How spoken words arc written is a corc concern in collaborative Indigenous life writing. Especially imporram, as Kimberly Blaeser notes in the citation above, are the efforts to present Indigenous narratives in a visual form that will facilitate their fe-speaking. Mindful of this goal, my argument will concentrate on (he panicular dilemma of presenting Indigenous narratives in paragraph form or formatting them in an arrangement resembling poetic lin es. While aware that this is bur one of many considerations in the process of transforming speech to writing, I argue that in a number of Indigenous li fe-writing publications it is ...


Consultation And Critique: Implementing Cultural Protocols In The Reading Of Collaborative Indigenous Life Writing, Michael Jacklin Jan 2008

Consultation And Critique: Implementing Cultural Protocols In The Reading Of Collaborative Indigenous Life Writing, Michael Jacklin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Anyone working towards the publication of indigenous life narratives is aware of the significance of cultural protocols to both the narrative exchange and the writing and editing process. In the telling and the writing of an indigenous life story, protocols determining what gets told – where, when, to whom, or for whom – influence and sometimes complicate decisions regarding the final published narrative. This is the case whether the subject of the life narrative is the writer or whether the narrative is mediated by others. Indigenous protocols – including authority and moral rights over indigenous narratives and culture, kinship rights and obligations, care ...


Recontextualising The Award: Developing A Critical Pedagogy In Indigenous Studies, Colleen Mcgloin Jan 2008

Recontextualising The Award: Developing A Critical Pedagogy In Indigenous Studies, Colleen Mcgloin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

In this paper, I evaluate the politics of teaching awards, and recontextualise the receipt of this accolade from within the framework of a collaborative and collegial teaching and learning environment. My aim is reflect critically about the relations of power that endorse and confer teaching awards. I address this in the context of a developing pedagogy that depends upon collaboration, the sharing of Indigenous knowledge and worldviews, and mutual respect, for the effective delivery of courses in the discipline of Aboriginal Studies in Australia to a diverse student body. Drawing from work in the area of critical pedagogy, the paper ...


Evaluating The Impact Of The Narrow Cast Marketing Of 'Snake Condoms' To Indigenous Youth, Parri Gregory, Lyn J. Phillipson, Lance Barrie, Sandra C. Jones, Anna Validas Jan 2008

Evaluating The Impact Of The Narrow Cast Marketing Of 'Snake Condoms' To Indigenous Youth, Parri Gregory, Lyn J. Phillipson, Lance Barrie, Sandra C. Jones, Anna Validas

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Originating in the Aboriginal community of Mildura, Victoria, the Snake Condom was first launched through collaboration between Marie Stopes Australia, the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and the Mildura Aboriginal Health Service. This paper presents results of a recent evaluation of the narrowcast component of this campaign. Overall, this evaluation reveals positive results regarding the effectiveness of the narrowcast component of the initiative and highlights the value of the inclusion of narrowcast promotion as part of a well developed social marketing campaign to address sensitive topics targeted at sub-groups of particular interest within the population.


My Island Home: Indigenous Festivals And Archipelago Australia, Lisa Slater Jan 2007

My Island Home: Indigenous Festivals And Archipelago Australia, Lisa Slater

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

It’s raining in sunny Queensland. Rain wasn’t on my mind when I left wintry Sydney; then I was wondering: why so many Indigenous festivals now? What are they doing? Where did they come from? To what effect? Having fled a chilly Sydney mid-morning, I arrive Friday afternoon (Day 1 of the Dreaming Festival): after an easy one-hour flight to Brisbane, a clean and surprisingly on-time train to Caboolture, a local school bus toWoodford, I shareWoodford’s only taxi to the festival grounds.My companions are a motley crew; only later do I appreciate that they are somewhat representative ...


Heritage And Regional Development: An Indigenous Perspective, Robbie Collins, K. Mcmahon-Coleman Sep 2006

Heritage And Regional Development: An Indigenous Perspective, Robbie Collins, K. Mcmahon-Coleman

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

Heritage is important to regional development in terms of promoting a sense of place and a sense of identity for those in the region. Heritage is often expressed through culture and the arts as a means of manifesting a community’s sense of what the community or region is about. For Indigenous communities this is particularly relevant given the lack of social capital as a result of colonialism and displacement. In these communities the value of the Indigenous way of viewing things and sense of place has been subjugated by hegemonic norms. There is a need for Indigenous peoples to ...


The Art Of Others: Nolde, Preston & Views Of Indigenous Art, Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis Jan 2005

The Art Of Others: Nolde, Preston & Views Of Indigenous Art, Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

The emergence of Australian Aboriginal art in post-colonial Australia reflects a history of cultural separation between European and Aboriginal art. Up to late 20th Century—Aboriginal culture was 'invisible' within the wider 'nation-building' identity. The definition, role and status of Aboriginal art has changed dramatically in Australia over the past thirty years, but in Europe no similar shift into a postcolonial ideology is evident.


Collaboration And Closure: Negotiating Indigenous Mourning Protocols In Australian Life Writing, Michael Jacklin Jan 2005

Collaboration And Closure: Negotiating Indigenous Mourning Protocols In Australian Life Writing, Michael Jacklin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Examines 'indigenous mourning protocols, as they are negotiated in life writing texts and in all manner of public discourse in Australia...' (p.190)


Critical Injuries: Collaborative Indigenous Life Writing And The Ethics Of Criticism, Michael Jacklin Jan 2004

Critical Injuries: Collaborative Indigenous Life Writing And The Ethics Of Criticism, Michael Jacklin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The publication of collaborative Indigenous life writing places both the text and its production under public scrutiny. The same is true for the criticism of life writing. For each, publication has consequences. Taking as its starting point the recent critical concern for harm occasioned in life writing, this article argues that in the reading of collaborative Indigenous life writing, injury may eventuate from the commentary itself .... With particular regard to the collaborative texts Ingelba and the Five Black Matriarchs and [the Canadian work] Stolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman, this article argues that literary criticism can benefit from ...


Collaboration And Resistance In Indigenous Life Writing, Michael Jacklin Jan 2002

Collaboration And Resistance In Indigenous Life Writing, Michael Jacklin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Collaboration is marked by indeterminacy. It is, by nature, intermediary, interposing, intervening. In Australia, collaboration between Aboriginal and invader/settler subjects in the unfolding of colonial engagement is a topic that has received limited scholarly attention. Some studies have dealt with native police and Black trackers; others have examined local negotiations of power and discourse; but the only broad survey of collaboration is Henry Reynolds's With the White People (1990). In this work Reynolds traces the varied modes of collaboration existing between the Aborigines and the European colonists of Australia from first contact and early settlement through ro the ...