Indigeneity, Identity and Survivance through Ongoing Cultural Practices
Author(s): Thomas Munro-Harrison
This is an abstract from the "From Tomb Raider to Indiana Jones: Pitfalls and Potential Promise of Archaeology in Pop Culture" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Through this project I aim to document the ways in which Indigenous artists exercise self-determination in expressing identity through creative means. A complex and significant issue is evident in the depiction of Indigenous Australians within the media which continue to stereotype or ignore Aboriginal perspectives requiring ongoing consideration and critique. I am interested in exploring the ways in which Indigenous artists ‘speak back’ to such destructive colonizing processes, I will explore these various forms of speaking back, and of resisting ongoing forms of colonization in contemporary everyday life in my work as a Wiradjuri Graphic Designer. Through the development of a graphic novel, I will continue to explore my own meaning-making and identity in ways that demonstrate the ongoing survivance, resurgence and modernity of my Wiradjuri culture. By exploring the works of and consulting with fellow Indigenous cultural practitioners, I seek to gain insights from legitimate primary sources of cultural practice, helping me to consider the ways in which Indigenous peoples draw from their own cultural foundations, whilst reflecting and building on the ways this occurs through my own practice.
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Indigeneity, Identity and Survivance through Ongoing Cultural Practices. Thomas Munro-Harrison. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450393)
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