Researchers in the School of Geography are actively engaged in partnerships with diverse Indigenous groups to advance understanding and communication of their ambitions, experiences, knowledges and rights. This research highlights the continuous presence of Indigenous peoples and their occupation of, rights to, and relationships with their cultures and countries.
It explores the tensions between Indigenous and Eurocentric knowledges, values, and institutions of exchange, governance, and management of lands and seas, and seeks ways to enhance the recognition and practice of Indigenous autonomy. This research is important for social justice, and because it provides a powerful critique of modern society as well as inspiration and knowledge for addressing contemporary social and environmental challenges.
Our research partners include Indigenous groups in Australia, The Pacific Islands, South America, and South and South-East Asia.