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Becoming Indigenous to the Universe by Kerry Arabena

Becoming Indigenous to the Universe by Kerry Arabena

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In this book, Kerry Arabena opens doors to unexplored ethical possibilities for living in the twenty-first century. Converging wisdom from Indigenous peoples' philosophic traditions with scientific and ethical understandings of contemporary modern thought has yielded new understanding of our universal 'indigeneity", citizenship and our place in living systems. This important work embraces what Fritjof Capra referred to as "Epistemic Science": by combining our view of nature and our epistemologies, we begin to articulate new ways of considering future human health in the context of ecological health and well-being.

About the Author

Kerry Arabena is Chair for Indigenous Health and Director of the Indigenous Health Equity Unit at The University of Melbourne. Professor Arabena was the Lead Investigator on the Australian Model of the First 1000 Days Study, an interventions based pre-birth cohort study designed with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, and is now the Executive Director of First 1000 Days Australia.

A descendent of the Meriam people from the Torres Strait, Kerry has a Doctorate in Human Ecology and a degree in Social Work.

Paperback: 256 pages