Self Empowerment: Researching in a 'Both Ways' Framework 

Robyn Ober and Melodie Bat

In 2007, Robyn Ober and Melodie Bat undertook a research project, Defining ‘Both Ways’ and Translating it into Batchelor Institute Practice. As part of this work, Robyn and Melodie reflect on their own working relationship as Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers and provide insight and guiding principles for working ethically together when researching within the ‘Both-Ways’ Framework.

They will present a seminar, Self Empowerment: Researching in a ‘Both-Ways’ Framework, as part of the Charles Darwin University Indigenous Postgraduate Research Seminar Series organised by the Indigenous Academic Support Unit on Thursday 9 August 2007 from 12pm to 1pm.

The seminar presentation uses the personal and professional experiences of these two committed and passionate educators to explore the goal of self-empowerment in Indigenous research.

Robyn Ober, Djirribal woman from North Queensland, and Melodie Bat, non-Indigenous academic, are CDU postgraduate students working at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.

This seminar takes place in the School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems Seminar Room, Building 30, Casuarina Campus, Charles Darwin University.

For further information please contact seminar coordinator Cynthia Coyne on 8946 6339 or