‘For whom is it free?’

Correcting assumptions about knowledge
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October 2021, no. 436
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True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous knowledge and culture by Terri Janke

UNSW Press, $44.99 pb, 432 pp

‘For whom is it free?’

Correcting assumptions about knowledge
by
October 2021, no. 436

This book hit a nerve. It’s not that Terri Janke sets out to confront her readers; if anything, she is at pains to convey goodwill. Janke, who is of Meriam and Wuthathi heritage, writes to build bridges and, above all, to give useful advice. But beneath this is a profound challenge for those who write and create: that is, to rethink how we know.

True Tracks is a guidebook for both the Indigenous and especially non-Indigenous writer, curator, educator, or researcher. It’s about finding better ways to engage with Indigenous knowledges, ways that uplift Indigenous peoples.

Laura Rademaker reviews 'True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous knowledge and culture' by Terri Janke

True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous knowledge and culture

by Terri Janke

UNSW Press, $44.99 pb, 432 pp

Buy this book

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