• Aileen Moreton-Robinson
    Queensland University of Technology
  • Mark McMillan
    RMIT University
  • David Singh
    Queensland University of Technology


The articles in this edition again attest to the broad range of scholarly concerns that signify the growing disciplinary maturity of critical Indigenous studies. The first article, by Mary Goslett and Vanessa Beavan, draws on empirical research concerning improving the social and emotional well being (SEWB) of Aboriginal women through listening to their experiences of identity and culture. Deploying interpretive phenomenology in their analysis of the women's accounts, they discerned interdependent themes that captured their experiences. They conclude by reiterating the need for decolonising approaches to SEWB, informed by the very people whose experiences are being canvassed in our efforts at amelioration. The second article, by Valmaine Toki, notes the optimism that greeted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. However, Toki further illuminates the routine violations and breaches that followed, particularly those by extractive industries and business activity generally. The article examines the fraught relationship between Indigenous rights, the state and business imperatives.

Published: 2017-01-01
Pages:1 to 1
Section: Editorial
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Moreton-Robinson, A., McMillan, M., & Singh, D. (2017). Editorial. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 10(1), 1. https://doi.org/10.5204/ijcis.v10i1.145