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Exploring Aboriginal identity in Australia and building resilience

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Andersen, C ORCID: 0000-0001-8448-8215 2019 , 'Exploring Aboriginal identity in Australia and building resilience', in L Klain-Gabbay (ed.), Indigenous, Aboriginal, Fugitive and Ethnic Groups Around the Globe , IntechOpen Limited, United Kingdom, pp. 1-16.

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Abstract

This chapter will discuss the challenges faced by Aboriginal people seeking recognition of their identity as Indigenous Australians. It will explore government policies, their impact on identity formation and the ongoing impact of colonisation on education and health outcomes for Indigenous people in Australia. The issues raised will include historical and contemporary experiences as well personal values and attitudes. The strategies and programs introduced within educational settings as part of an inclusive practice regime will be highlighted. Aboriginal people have faced many challenges, and continue to do so in postcolonial times, including challenges to their identity.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Andersen, C
Keywords: identity, health, education, resilience
Publisher: IntechOpen Limited
DOI / ID Number: 10.5772/intechopen.86677
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Copyright 2019 The Author. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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