Unmuted: An Indigenist truth-telling provocation

This article is different, in a good way. This article draws inspiration from Australian Indigenous scholar Nakata's (2007) theory of the cultural interface—the touchpoint between Western knowledge systems and Indigenous knowledge systems.

Wunya Ngulum (welcome everyone1)

First, let me set the scene. The call for papers for this Special Issue commences with a statement that those from marginalised groups (like me) are becoming more visible (presumably because we are invisible to the "whitestream") but are yet to be heard (presumably because we are silenced by the "whitestream"). So now that you see me and now that you hear me, let me share with you a story about Indigenous research sovereignty and our right to self-determination.

I am compelled to tell this story authentically, and to do so means that I...

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