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Researchers must be prepared to redesign projects when engaging with Indigenous knowledge, Australian seminar hears

Non-Indigenous researchers need to be prepared to admit they are wrong when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and communities, a Queensland University of Technology seminar has heard.

Chelsea Watego, a professor of Indigenous health at QUT, told the November seminar on Indigenous research and online spaces that to properly work with Indigenous people, the first rule was to “resource it, just like you resource every aspect of your research”.

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