Conversation with Professor Victoria Grieve- Williams ahead the Blak and Bright First Nations Writers’ Festival (05/09-08-09).
Victoria Grieve-Williams is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, Australia who utilizes interdisciplinary approaches to progress transnational Indigenous knowledges. She is engaged with new theoretical approaches to dealing with global inequalities.
In the upcoming Blak and Bright First Nations Writers Festival Professor Grieve-Williams will join by video link from New York two other extraordinary Blak thinkers (Uncle Jim Everett and Dr Gregory Phillips) to reflect on the concept of Makarrata, a peacemaking concept, which begins with truth-telling.
In an exclusive interview with NITV radio, Professor Grieve Williams highlighted that Aboriginal people’s philosophies are not well documented.
“Other Indigenous people around the world have had their philosophies documented for quite some time. In Africa, New Zealand, Canada, the United States… But Aboriginal people’s philosophies have not been documented till recently,” Victoria Grieve-Williams said.