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Issue 38:2 | June 2018
Indigenous_Kanarn Wangkiny/Wanggandi Karlto (Speaking from inside)

Guest editors: Clothilde Bullen, of Wardandi, Yamatji, French and English heritage, is Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia. James Tylor is a visual artist of Kaurna, Māori and European Australian heritage.

This edition, representing the perspectives of members of the southern language groups of Australia, presents a focus on Indigenous sovereignty through the actions of cultural producers working to decolonise our Western-based cultural institutions and art practices. Decolonisation is addressed in a multitude of ways, starting with the decolonisation of the self, and the ways in which we narrate the impact on the lives of First Nations peoples of centuries of generational trauma, following European colonisation, acts of genocide and the enforced cultural assimilation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It takes on the challenge of reinvigorating tradition, language and cultural values as protocols for leadership, centred on the critical agency of First Peoples.