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Perspectives on a decolonizing approach to research about Indigenous women's health : the Indigenous Women's Wellness Study

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posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by M Walker, Bronwyn Fredericks, K Mills, D Anderson
This paper explores a decolonizing approach to research about Indigenous women’s health in Australia. The paper identifies the strengths of decolonizing methodologies as a way to prioritize Indigenous values and worldviews, develop partnerships between researchers and the researched, and contribute to positive change. The authors draw on Laenui’s (2000) five-step model of decolonization to describe their work in the Indigenous Women’s Wellness Project in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. They argue that Laenui’s model presents a valuable framework for conducting decolonizing research projects about women’s health with Australian Indigenous women. The authors demonstrate that working within a decolonizing framework offers autonomy and sustainability for women’s wellness activities, while continuing to improve a community’s health and wellbeing outcomes.

History

Volume

9

Issue

3

Start Page

204

End Page

216

Number of Pages

13

ISSN

1177-1801

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Publisher

Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, University of Auckland.

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.

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

AlterNative : an international journal of Indigenous peoples.