(Re)citing the sovereign source: media representations of indigenous peoples

Little, Janine (2005) (Re)citing the sovereign source: media representations of indigenous peoples. In: Introductory indigenous studies in education: the importance of knowing. Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, Australia, pp. 101-116. ISBN 0 7339 7266 7


[Conclusion]: History has determined the situation of indigenous Australia over an ancient cultural and spiritual presence with the land. It was dispossession of that land which enabled mainstream Australia to be papered over the top of that presence, but the sovereign source still waits to be heard. When we, as journalists, add to the paper-weight of history, the least we can do is write with some form of respect and awareness of how rough the draft has been. As teachers and students, we can embrace our rle as media audiences, as the public in the journalistic principle of public interest, to participate in the slow educational changes that may allow us one day to hear what indigenous people actually mean when they tell their stories of sovereignty.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2009 23:49
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 01:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: media, indigenous Australians, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islanders; sovereignty; sovereign source
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200104 Media Studies
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190399 Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5380

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