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Improving Indigenous women’s wellness through action research

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by M Walker, Bronwyn Fredericks, D Anderson
Today in Australia, 75% of all Indigenous Australians reside in urban and peri-urban areas. In Brisbane, Indigenous Australians now number just over 45,000, and this number is rapidly increasing. Undertaking research with urban based Indigenous Australians is a relatively new phenomenon. Most past research with Indigenous people has been carried out in remote and regional areas. This paper focuses on a Participation Action Research project undertaken with Indigenous women in the highly urbanised area of North Brisbane. The project takes on the challenge of undertaking urban based Indigenous research. It opts not to centre on poor Indigenous women’s health statistics but instead centres on Indigenous women’s wellness and ways to talk about and work towards wellness. Through the cycles of dialogue with Indigenous women these concepts were teased out and manifested in two highly successful Women’s Wellness Summits. This paper will outline aspects of this project.

History

Volume

18

Issue

2

Start Page

79

End Page

101

Number of Pages

23

ISSN

1326-964X

Location

Australia

Publisher

Action Learning Action Research Association

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Cultural Warning

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologize for any distress that may occur.

External Author Affiliations

Not affiliated to a Research Institute; Office of Indigenous Engagement; Queensland University of Technology;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Action learning and action research journal.