Indigenous standpoints, indigenous stories, indigenous futures: narrative from an indigenous standpoint in the twenty-first century and beyond

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Abstract

This thesis consists of a Young Adult novel titled The Disappearance of Ember Crow and an associated exegesis. The novel is a work of 'Indigenous Futurisms', a term coined by Anishinaabe academic, Grace Dillon to describe a form of storytelling whereby Indigenous peoples use speculative fiction to challenge colonial stereotypes and imagine Indigenous futures. The novel centres on a female Indigenous protagonist, who draws on her lndigeneity to lead her people to victory against an oppressive government. The exegesis explores Indigenous standpoint theory and the complexities of telling stories from an Indigenous standpoint in a colonised world.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date18 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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