Research without borders: a Chinese migrant researcher working with Indigenous communities in tropical Australia and New Zealand

Li, Wendy (2013) Research without borders: a Chinese migrant researcher working with Indigenous communities in tropical Australia and New Zealand. In: Presentations from the Sustainable International Leadership in Indigenous Research Conference. From: Sustainable International Leadership in Indigenous Research Conference: pathways, potential and practice, 9-10 July 2013, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Employing the concepts of transnationalism and inbetweenness, this paper theorises the research practice of 'research without boarders'. The author describes her transnational experiences as a Chinese migrant researcher who works closely with indigenous communities in northern Queensland and New Zealand, and provides evidence of the tiaki (or mentoring when translated in English) model that she used in various research project with the indigenous communities. Situating herself inbetween the Eastern and Western, the author is in a unique position to share cultural similarities with indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand. According to the author, the tiaki model, where non-indigenous researchers are guided and sponsored by authoritative indigenous people, is a culturally sensitive approach for non-indigenous researchers to researching with indigenous communities. The tiaki model promotes a research approach that is beyond cultural boarders, whereby both indigenous and non-indigenous researchers work on a research project and shape the project together.

Item ID: 28077
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Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2014 00:12
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170108 Kaupapa Maori Psychology @ 60%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920304 Maori Health - Determinants of Health @ 50%
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