An Exploration of the Cultural and Geographical Landscapes of Indigenous Organisations in Australia

Hannah Ireland


Indigenous organisations are significant places of recognition and self-determination for Indigenous groups across Australia. These organisations occupy a unique intercultural position, operating across both Indigenous and non-Indigenous sectors, and thus face a high level of contestation and multiple challenges. However, this unique position also provides potentially powerful spaces for reconciliation and co-existence. This review explores literature rooted in postcolonial geography regarding the spaces of Indigenous organisations and the challenges they face including the dominant presence of Eurocentrism and deep colonisation. In responding to these challenges, the review considers alternative approaches to Indigenous governance and its institutions.


Indigenous; intercultural; postcolonial; self-determination; governance; Indigenous organisations

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