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Factors associated with continued solvent use in Indigenous petrol sniffers following treatment

  • Authors: Dingwall, Kylie, Maruff, Paul, Clough, Alan R, Cairney, Sheree
  • Publisher: DKCRC
  • Published: 2012

Introduction and Aims.While petrol sniffing afflicts several isolated Indigenous groups internationally, few studies have examined the factors contributing to continued sniffing following treatment. This study aims to describe those factors…

Experiencing indigenous knowledge online as a community narrative

  • Authors: Kutay, Cat, Mooney, Janet, Riley, Lynette, Howard-Wagner, Deirdre
  • Publisher: DKCRC
  • Published: 2012

This article explores a project at the Koori Centre, University of Sydney, funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in 2011, titled 'Indigenous On-Line Cultural Teaching and Sharing'.…

MATSITI Project Plan 2012–15

  • Author: More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative
  • Publisher: David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research, University of South Australia,
  • Published: 2012

The More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI) Project is a four-year national scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people entering and remaining…

Indigenous mobility and school attendance in remote Australia: Cause or effect?

  • Author: Taylor, John
  • Publisher: DKCRC
  • Published: 2012

Despite claims of a negative impact on Indigenous school attendance due to mobility no attempt has been made to estimate the number of school-age Indigenous children away from a home…

Changing selves in remote Australia? Observations on Aboriginal family life, childhood and 'modernisation'

  • Author: Eickelkamp, Ute
  • Publisher: DKCRC
  • Published: 2011

The idea of modernity is increasingly called upon to describe and understand change in Indigenous societies, replacing the older paradigms of colonisation, culture change and the short-lived misnomer hybridity. This…

Growing up in Central Australia: new anthropological studies of Aboriginal childhood and adolescence

  • Author: Eickelkamp, Ute
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Published: 2011

Surprisingly little research has been carried out about how Australian Aboriginal children and teenagers experience life, shape their social world and imagine the future. This volume presents recent and original…

Indigenous Australian Health and Cultures: An introduction for health professionals

  • Authors: Thackrah, R, Scott, K
  • Publisher: Pearson Australia
  • Published: 2011

This new edited volume has been written by a diverse group of health professionals, the majority of whom are Indigenous Australians. A life cycle approach has been adopted, with chapters…

NAPLAN Language assessments for Indigenous children in remote communities: Issues and problems

  • Authors: Wigglesworth, G, Simpson, J, Loakes, D
  • Publisher: DKCRC
  • Published: 2011

The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assessments are designed to assess literacy and numeracy of all Australian school children in years 3, 5, 7 and 9, and…

Indigenous Dot Com: E-Learning in Australian Indigenous Workforce Development and Engagement

  • Authors: Wallace, Ruth, Appo, Rhonda
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Published: 2011

Improving the engagement and outcomes of Australian Indigenous people through training is underpinned by understanding the nature and experiences of learning for different people in a range of contexts. A…

Community engagement in regional development: a case study of a systems approach to tourism in central Australia

  • Authors: Friedel, MH, Chewings, VH
  • Publisher: DKCRC
  • Published: 2011

We report a case study of community involvement in industry and regional development which took a whole-system approach to growing the tourist industry in central Australia. All stages of the…

Culture and Wellbeing: The Case of Indigenous Australians

  • Author: Dockery, A. M.
  • Publisher: Ninti One Limited
  • Published: 2010

A recurring theme in Indigenous affairs in Australia is a tension between maintenance of Indigenous culture and achievement of socio-economic 'equity': essentially 'self-determination' versus 'assimilation'. Implicit in this tension is…

Training for employment outcomes in Indigenous contexts: Straddling the space between cultures

  • Authors: Guenther, J, Castle, K, Raymond, N, Berschl, K
  • Publisher: DKCRC
  • Published: 2010

This paper draws on the lessons learned from an evaluation of a program designed to support Indigenous people into employment. The program (TrainingPlus), managed by the Desert Peoples Centre (DPC)…

Independent Review of Policing in Remote Indigenous Communities in the Northern Territory: Policing further into remote communities

  • Author: Allen Consulting Group
  • Publisher: DKCRC
  • Published: 2010

Issues of safety in remote Indigenous communities are well documented. Many reports focus on communities that face high rates of offences, including domestic violence, child abuse, drug and substance abuse,…

Training for life... in two worlds

  • Authors: Guenther, J, Gurruwiwi, G, Donohoe, A
  • Publisher: DKCRC
  • Published: 2010

For a number of years, Nungalinya College, based in Darwin, has provided accredited training for Yolu from Arnhem Land. One course called Bilingual Family and Community Studies, partly funded by…

Let's Start: Exploring Together Indigenous Preschool Program

  • Author: Communities and Families Clearinghouse Australia
  • Publisher: Australian Institute for Family Studies
  • Published: 2010

The Let's Start Indigenous Preschool Programtargets Indigenous children aged 3-7 years of age who present with social-emotional and behavioural issues such as aggressive behaviour, non-compliant behaviour, withdrawn behaviour, shyness or…

Using a Qualitative Approach to Research to Build Trust Between a Non-Aboriginal Researcher and Aboriginal Participants (Australia)

  • Authors: Kingsley, J., Phillips, R., Townsend, M., Henderson-Wilson, C.
  • Publisher: Ninti One Limited
  • Published: 2010

This article focuses on the qualitative methodologies employed in a research project developed in collaboration with Aboriginal advisors and gaining an in-depth understanding of Aboriginal Victorian peoples’1 connection to their…

Matching Research Methodology With Australian Indigenous Culture

  • Authors: Gorman, D., Toombs, M.
  • Publisher: Ninti One Limited
  • Published: 2009

Indigenous Australians have poorer self-assessed health than non-Indigenous Australians, have higher rates of hospitalisation and higher prevalence rates for many diseases, experience an earlier onset of disease, and suffer a…

Using Triangulation to Validate Themes in Qualitative Studies

  • Authors: Jonsen, K., Jehn, KA.
  • Publisher: Ninti One Limited
  • Published: 2009

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide instructional guidance on how to increase validity and reduce subjectivity in qualitative studies, such as grounded theory. The paper also…

Voices from the campfires: Establishing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation

  • Author: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation Development Team
  • Publisher: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Published: 2009

This report documents the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation Development Team’s findings from a national consultation process, conducted from May to August 2009, regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

The fire history of Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve 1984-2005

  • Authors: Gabrys, K, Cowan, P, Duguid, A
  • Publisher: Desert Knowledge CRC
  • Published: 2009

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve (‘the Reserve’) was established in 1984 and fire has been used as a management tool since that time, primarily to reduce the risk of wildfires, but…

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