• Aileen Moreton-Robinson
    Queensland University of Technology
  • Maggie Walter
    University of Tasmania
  • David Singh
    Queensland University of Technology


The first two articles of this edition of the journal testify to the lengthening reach of the discipline of Critical Indigenous Studies that is, remarkably, still in its nascence. Emiel Martens examines the development of Maori filmmaking since the 1980s and takes the opportunity to explore this Indigenous cinema in the context of developments in the New Zealand film industry generally. Shifting from cultural production to renewable energy, Steven M. Hoffman and Thibault Martin remind us that in the effort to satiate the demands for energy, it is often Indigenous peoples who bear adverse consequences. Using a social capital framework, the authors examine the impact of the development of hydroelectric power upon a displaced Aboriginal community and conclude that displacement has resulted in an erosion of cohesive social bonds that once ensured a sustainable way of life

Published: 2012-01-01
Pages:1 to 1
Section: Editorial
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Moreton-Robinson, A., Walter, M., & Singh, D. (2012). Editorial. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 5(1), 1. https://doi.org/10.5204/ijcis.v5i1.91