“Decolonising the Academy: Trans-Indigenous Possibilities” is a Flagship project of the School of Culture, History and Language at the ANU, that brings together Indigenous scholars from across Australia, the Pacific and Asia, in an ongoing dialogue about what it means to practice decolonial academic work. You can find out more about us here

About the film

This short documentary brings together Indigenous scholars, artists and activists from across Australia, the Pacific and Asia on unceded Ngunnawal and Ngambri lands at the Australian National University. Together we discuss important perspectives on the ways in which decolonial work can be undertaken at universities and beyond. We ponder on key issues such as; What does it mean to be indigenous in the academy? How can we decolonise research and teaching? How do we build solidarity with each other across our differences?  

Journeying through Decolonial Possibilities 

If you are new to the world of decolonial theory and practice, we recommend that you immerse yourself in our resources. After which we hope that you will view our film, complemented by our survey and discussion guide. 

Our project is deliberately open-ended, so we want your perspectives to help direct our next steps. Please do share your thoughts through our survey here and help us learn more about the impact of our film and how it connects with similar conversations and initiatives.