Sociology seminar | Indigenous youth in Australia and Canada and hip hop music as a narrative for modern relationships with settler societies
Using the Indigenous Research Paradigm Jonathon Potskin will give examples of keeping the research relevant to Indigenous communities in Canada and Australia while following academic requirements.
The Indigenous Research Paradigm shape-shifts itself to be able to find the ontological and epistemological realities of societies that are being researched. Taking the time to research and look into the realities of the researched communities through their worldview can assist the research not only identifying an issue in a community, but also finding community approaches to helping fix these “issues.” The need to decolonize the way we do research with Indigenous communities is needed, this approach is a form of decolonisation and reformation of Indigenous knowledges in research.
Jonathon will explore the movement of Indigenous peoples globally looking at Rap (Emceeing) as a global form of communication using social media as the path for mobile voices. Hip Hop Culture creates social movements and positive relationship globally amongst Indigenous Youth; with the common goal of protecting Indigenous Rights in their settler societies. This form of research keeps the research significant and optimistic for Indigenous populations by looking at the positive outcomes of International forms of identity.