Heart of the Monster: Knowledge Between Land, Story and Monsters

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This article presents a case study exploring a form of Indigenous knowledge, arguing that the concept comprises a multiplicity of knowledges, locally constructed in forms of First Nations identities. This article is demonstrably different in its narrative approach because it is not just about the form of Indigenous knowledge I am presenting. I want to put forward a more radical form of knowledge presentation through the personal in order to illustrate how the personal is foundational in Indigenous knowledge construction. The case study focuses on the Nez Perce creation story of Coyote and the Monster of Kamiah and how the landscape shapes an experience of knowledge reclamation. In discussions of Indigenous knowledges and identities, the individual experiences of knowledge are important to take note of and showcase.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-197
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Australian Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2020


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