IndigenousX Anthology

For once a story is told, it cannot be called back. Once told, it is loose in the world.” Thomas King (2003)

Books are dangerous “to indigenous (sic) readers: 1) they do not reinforce our values, actions, customs, culture and identity; 2) when they tell us only about others they are saying that we do not exist; 3) they may be writing about us but are writign tings which are untrue; and 4) they are writing about us but saying negative and insensitive things which tell us that we are not good.” Patricia Grace quoted in Smith 1999 35

Ten years ago this month, Luke Pearson established IndigenousX. One of the first Twitter rotation curation accounts in the world, surely it’s one of the most successful in the world.

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A week of breakfasts

Last week I spoke at two breakfasts. The first was for the Wilston Grange Business Community‘s annual Year 11 Leadership Breakfast, and the other was for the annual Small Business Connections Everton Park Business Breakfast hosted by Everton Park State High School.

At the WGBC’s event, our MC and organiser Paul Hudson, asked us to address the question: Continue reading A week of breakfasts

Reterritorialising Social Media: Indigenous People Rise Up – My work-in-progress notes

I’m presenting next week at the University of Woollongong next week at the Reterritorialising Social Media: Indigenous People Rise Up.

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Promoting your work using social media – focus on relationship building

Two years ago I presented Blogging for Beginners at the First Nations Australia Writers National Workshop at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane. This year I’ve been invited back to talk about how writers can use social media to promote their work.

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