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ERIC Number: EJ854673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0743-0167
Leaching the Poison--The Importance of Process and Partnership in Working with Yolngu
Marika, Rarriwuy; Yunupingu, Yalmay; Marika-Mununggiritj, Raymattja; Muller, Samantha
Journal of Rural Studies, v25 n4 p404-413 Oct 2009
The popular construction of rural places as "white" spaces has significant repercussions for ethnic, Indigenous and "other" groups who do not always fit within prescribed dominant processes. This paper provides new insights for rural scholarship through an engagement with Indigenous specific experiences of governance and decision making in rural and remote areas. Drawing on powerful Yolngu metaphors from northeast Arnhem Land, Australia, it makes Yolngu law and perspectives visible. Like the cycad nut that has poison within its flesh, so have government impositions on Indigenous people in remote areas. This paper is written to leach the poison out, to let it be cleansed. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia