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The Indigenous Story Project hosts Indigenous stories across many forms. It aims to provide an opportunity to gather, (re)generate, and host stories, and thus knowledges, through spoken word, in music, in film, in visual arts, writing, and all dynamic multimedia forms. 

The Indigenous Story project welcomes contributions—large-scale to small, including independent creativity captured on mobile phones and other hand-held devices, and other technologies. All contributions are moderated.  

Sandra Phillips

Foundation judge of National Indigenous Story Awards

Sandra Phillips (PhD) is an Associate Professor specialising in Indigenous story, voice, and creative industries more broadly. A Wakka Wakka and Gooreng Gooreng woman, Sandra’s commitment and wisdom has helped power the growth of Indigenous Australian writing and publishing over two and a half decades from such roles as inhouse editor and publisher, freelancer, and leading advocate. Sandra is in a leadership role with University of Technology Sydney in its commitment to producing the next generation of Indigenous researchers through graduate research completion. Sandra is a member of the Library Board of Queensland and chairperson of its Indigenous Advisory Group; she is also a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Sandra has three adult sons and one granddaughter.

 

Alison Ravenscroft

Project Manager

Associate Professor Alison Ravenscroft is in the Department of Creative Arts and English at La Trobe University. She is a non-Indigenous woman who sees the Indigenous Story Project as offering a place where Indigenous knowledges can be hosted in a variety of forms—from moving images captured on a hand-held camera, to longer meditations on the state of the nation. The project offers an open, accessible forum for engagement with Indigenous knowledges from around the country. It is fluid and agile, responsive to current issues, as well as housing responses to more enduring matters.

Her book The Postcolonial Eye: White Australian Desire and the Visual Field of Race was published by Ashgate 2012, and republished by Routledge 2016. Her earlier work includes a collaboration with Jackie Huggins and Rita Huggins on their seminal (auto)biography Auntie Rita (Aboriginal Studies Press) which was shortlisted for the prestigious Nita B. Kibble Award in 1994. She has published widely in the areas of colonial textual practices, whiteness studies, and decolonisation studies.