Dr Chelsea Bond - To be healthy and human: Making the case for an Indigenist health humanities

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga 8th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference - Keynote
Monday, December 10, 2018

Drawing from the Indigenous Australian context, this paper reflects upon the theme of ‘Indigenous human flourishing’ and the (in)capabilities of the academy to see us as both human and healthy. It takes as its focus the Indigenous scholar, not as student but as activist, and considers the necessary weaponry for recovering and reclaiming our humanity and what it is to be healthy.

This paper seeks not simply to problematise the ongoing production of racialized knowledges within the academy, but points to the necessary intellectual arsenal that we could develop which will enable us to not just survive, but thrive.