This is where you can find resources that have not only informed this project but communicate through different mediums the themes and conversations of this project. These resources have been broken up into categories and can be identified with the colour system below.
GREEN: Resources created or heavily informed by Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific Islander women.
BLUE: Resources created by other Black or Indigenous People of Colour (BIPOC), that reference and discuss themes relevant to this project.
YELLOW: Resources created by non-BIPOC, that reference and discuss themes relevant to this project.
These resources are a curated list based on the aims and dialogues of this project. The list has been broken up into different categories - audio, video, multimedia, written material - books, brohures/reports, journals, articles (magazines, blogs, news, etc.).
I wanted to give you a bit of an overview of as many of the resources I have come across during this research process.
Please note that this database is still being developed and will continue to be a 'live' document, that will be updated even after the project is completed.
Can digital redefine our relationship with museum collections?
The Übersee-Museum is on a journey of reinvention. As a place for multidisciplinary research in ethnology, natural history and trade history we are transitioning to a space for conversation and impact. As part of this effort, we launched digital residencies for artists linked with Pacific Islands and diaspora communities. Having spent 4 months working closely with this dynamic group, we have developed innovative methods to change perspectives on our collections.
Moana Cosmopolitan Imaginaries: Toward an Emerging Theory of Moana Art
Perceptions of the value of traditional ecological knowledge to formal school curricula: opportunities and challenges from Malekula Island, Vanuatu
Talkin up to the White Woman
"In this accessible and provocative analysis of the whiteness of Australian feminism the author applies academic training and cultural knowledge in revealing the invisible position of power and privilege in feminist practice. This is a uniquely Australian contribution to the increasing global discourse on feminism and race".
Decolonisation is a term that scares some, and gives hope to others. It is an uncomfortable and bewildering concept for many New Zealanders - yet needed if we are going to build a country that is fair and equal for all who live there. This book sets out the case for decolonisation by illuminating - through anecdotal, real life examples - what decolonisation might look and feel like.
Disciplining the Savages: Savaging the discipline
Disciplining the savages: Savaging the disciplines provides alternative reading for those struggling with the contradictory and ambiguous intersections of academia and Indigenous experience. In doing so, it moves beyond the usual criticisms of the disciplines which construct the way we have come to know and understand Indigenous peoples.
White Tears Brown Scars
"When white people cry foul it is often people of colour who suffer. White tears have a potency that silences racial minorities. White Tears/Brown Scars blows open the inconvenient truth that when it comes to race, white entitlement is too often masked by victimhood. Never is this more obvious than the dealings between women of colour and white women. What happens when racism and sexism collide?".
Becoming Our Future
The Woven Universe
This book is a collection of the writings of Rev. Maori Marsden (1924-1993) who was a tohunga, scholar, writer, healer, minister and philosopher of the latter part of the twentieth century. In his writings, Marsden's thoughts venture far and wide and include analyses and views on key concepts in the Maori worldview and knowledge, politics, science (particularly the New Physicists), the Treaty of Waitangi, the legal system and much more. All of his work, however, is under-pinned by a devout sense of divinity and mana that is central to Maori notions of the human person and his/her relationship with God and the universe.
CATALOGUES AND REPORTS
Torres Strait Islander
Oxfam Australia’s vision is of fair world in which people control their own lives, their basic rights are achieved and the environment is sustained. We support all Australians to achieve their potential on a basis of equity and respect. Oxfam Australia (OAus) recognises the unique status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Australians. We acknowledge the special relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have with their traditional lands and waters, as well as their unique history and diverse culture, customs and circumstances
Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices)
Led by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO, Wiyi Yani U Thagani (Women's Voices) is a multi-year initiative report set out to capture what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls consider to be their strengths, challenges and aspirations for change.
The Australian Musem's Unsettled exhibition
Unsettled uncovers the untold histories behind this nation’s foundation story. In this powerful exhibition, First Nations voices reveal the hidden stories of devastation, survival and the fight for recognition. These first-hand accounts are presented through long hidden historical documents, large-scale artworks, immersive experiences and never-before-seen objects from the Australian Museum collections and beyond.
First Peoples: A roadmap for enhancing Indigenous engagement in museums and galleries
Climate Justice: a Pacific Island perspective
The negative effects of climate change disproportionately impact Pacific Island nations. Although Pacific Nations contribute the least to climate change compared to other nations, they are the most impacted by rising sea levels. These negative effects can see nations within the region completely submerged or uninhabitable. This article highlights how the Pacific Island diaspora in Australia are acting in solidarity with their homelands in the fight for climate justice.
PORTFOLIOS OF PROJECT PARTICIPANTS
I follow over 1000 people online and this number continues to grow everyday. I strongly encourage you to engage with many portfolios of First Nations people. One way to start is by following someone you admire and then following their own networks. This is why I won't be listing down EVERY single person I have met and been inspired by, only those who participated in this project. For more networks you can start with my own "Following" list on Instagram - @moalejames
Reading Oceania has been an online database full of resources, videos, media and networks from "Oceania" which has been running for many years! In fact, many of the resources on this webpage were first seen on Reading Oceania. If you are a First Nations person or not, please go and follow this account on FaceBook!