Journal article

Talking Indigenous politics: the impact of teaching Indigenous history

Aboriginal reconciliation Human rights Citizenship Aboriginal Australians Social justice Land rights Australia

Advocates for social justice believe that a better understanding of the history of the invasion, marginalisation and resistance of Indigenous peoples will lead to a more just relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. But it seems that knowing this history is not enough to enable people recognise and articulate Indigenous self-determination as a social justice end in itself. The moral and philosophical questions posed by Indigenous affairs are not easy, especially for settler Australians who are—consciously or not—invested in the ongoing occupation and use of Indigenous country.

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