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Perspectives on a decolonizing approach to research about Indigenous women's health : the Indigenous Women's Wellness Study
journal contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by M Walker, Bronwyn FredericksBronwyn 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.
Number of Pages13
LocationAuckland, New Zealand
PublisherNga Pae o te Maramatanga, University of Auckland.
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