Voices from the Margins: The Spiritual and Political Encounter of Indigenity and Reconciliation

Julie Foster Smith,
Rosanna Bruzzichessi
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Australia's reconciliation program between white and indigenous Australia is positioned within the social justice discourse. Independent Christian Schools have adopted a firm stand on how the "Aboriginal Reconciliation" program is critical to their social justice commitment to indigenous peoples. The paper presents the experiences of two case studies and the impact on their student body and academics.

Keywords: Education, Indigenous epistemology, Reconciliation, Social justice, Land rights, Marginality, Whiteness
Stream: First Nations and Indigenous Peoples
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Julie Foster Smith

Researcher , PhD Student, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, St. Vincent's College

Rosanna Bruzzichessi

General Manager- Leadership and change, Property and Facilities division, Spotless Services Ltd

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