Why do First Nations people continue to be history’s outsiders?

In their recent article in the Conversation, Ann McGrath and Lynette Russell raise the question “Why have Indigenous peoples become History’s outsiders?”. Their newly published volume The Routledge Companion to Indigenous Global History demonstrates how Indigenous cultures the world over had their own methods of maintaining History – story telling, art, ritual, dance and song – which many cultures still practice today. The book features contributors, both Indigenous and settler, across the several geographical locations, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Northern Europe and the Americas. As they explain, “The history of the deep pasts and modern presents of Indigenous peoples is the story of peoples who are the custodians of the planet upon which we all live. They have left, and continue to leave profound legacies”. As well as occupying much of the planet, their stories contain deep-time histories beyond the discipline’s usual periodizations. Watch this space for some local and international events to mark the launch of this important volume.

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