Indigenous peoples in Australia are actively engaging in research in ways never before seen. Indigenous voices are centring themselves in the research process and in the stories told as a result of more than two centuries of research that has defined, categorised, and castigated us as peoples. This article centres Australian Indigenous peoples’ voices and experiences in the research process and in the storys1 told. Sixty-five Indigenous peoples interviewed in four communities from New South Wales and Western Australia are ‘talkin up’ their experiences of being researched to death. The article then moves to a discussion about the need for linguistic competence, decolonisation, and Indigenous ontological and epistemological frameworks in research contexts.
- Indigenous research methodologies
- Australian Aboriginal research
- Indigenous ontologies
- Indigenous Yarns
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