This paper discusses research within the framework of an Aboriginal way of being and an Aboriginal cultural perception or way of seeing. This particular ontological approach to research arises from a reality that is metaphysical in nature, an Aboriginal phenomenology that possibly challenges western academic models of research methods and guidelines. Respect is at the heart of this research practice and ancestral knowledge and Indigenous law all form part of the way research needs to be enacted. As well as the centrality of ordinary (mundane) knowing, knowledge is deeply spiritual, guiding life-ways and research rationale. Life and nature are sacred, kinship claims link to specific kinds of awareness related to Country and Traditional people belonging to Country. Behaving carefully and appropriately (ethically) are part of the cultural practice of this kind of research and ensure health and well-being for people and Country.
|Keywords:||Indigenous Peoples, Ancestral Knowledge, Australia, The Aborigines|
Lecturer, Humanities, Communication and Social Science, Monash University, Churchill, Victoria, Australia
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