Aboriginal Voices: Up Front and Centre

Jared Thomas

Abstract


A discussion based on the Black Words Plenary Session held at the 2007 'Colonial Present' ASAL conference. Jared Thomas talks about his experience in teaching Aboriginal studies, especially writing by Aboriginal people, to a range of students at the University of South Australia. He discusses some of the sensitivities of teachers and students when confronting this material, and the importance of including Aboriginal writers in the program.

Keywords


Aboriginal literature; teaching Indigenous subjects; Indigenous and non-Indigenous students

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