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Unsettling the Settler State free pdf Debates in contemporary Indigenous affairs rarely question the settler-state framework and its accompanying institutions and processes. This silence persists despite Indigenous efforts to engage the settler-colonial order through repeated calls for treaties, for constitutional change, for self-determination and for better representation on the national political stage. These Indigenous efforts to enter into dialogue with mainstream Australia have thus far received little or no reciprocal movement from the settler state and its associated institutions. To advance Indigenous affairs governance and develop a dialogue for improved Settler-Indigenous relations in the 21st century requires unsettling the silences around the settler-state and its institutions and processes. Instead, we need dialogue and exchange between Indigenous and Settler orders. Only by embracing the challenges of governance in an open an unapologetic way will we be able to address the anxieties associated with Indigenous governance and contribute to healing the persistent sore of the wider Indigenous-Settler relations that continue to trouble the Australian community. To address these challenges, Unsettling the Setter State documents and analyses contemporary Indigenous efforts to engage with the settler state and its institutions. Chapters by Indigenous authors and settler interpreters and counterparts highlight Aboriginal creativity, vibrancy, and resistance while providing a crucial resource and pathways for rethinking governance and decolonising Australia in the 21st century.

About Sarah Maddison

Sarah Maddison is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the Indigenous Policy and Dialogue Research Unit at the University of New South Wales, a research unit she helped to establish in 2009. She has published widely in the areas of Indigenous political culture, social movements, non-government organisations and democracy. Her books include Activist Wisdom (UNSW Press 2006), Silencing Dissent (Allen

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Author : Sarah Maddison
Publisher : Federation Press
Data Published : 24 June 2011
ISBN : 1862878269
EAN : 9781862878266
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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