Working as allies: supporters of indigenous justice reflect by Jen Margaret
In Working as allies non-indigenous supporters of indigenous justice in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand discuss their practice. Through in-depth interviews they candidly share the challenges of this work and their responses to these.
They reflect on what led them to become involved in indigenous justice issues, what informs their approach and how they know if their work is useful. The principles discussed, and the inclusion of resources based on research in North America, make this book relevant across a range of social justice areas. Working as allies offers inspiration, insight, guidance and practical ideas to anyone with a passion for social justice.
Praise for Working as allies:
Jen Margaret’s book on ‘Working as Allies’ offers us both hope and practical ideas about how to address the changes needed – Budd L Hall, Co-Chair, UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
Working as allies will be of considerable value to all who work with Maori and other indigenous peoples in the social services, health sectors, education, police and justice – Rachael Selby, Chair, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
The engaging stories and candid sharing offer inspiration and instruction to both experienced and new supporters of Indigenous solidarity – Lynne Davis, Editor, ‘Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous–non-Indigenous relationships.’
Jen Margaret’s intimate and open interviews provide much-needed political and practical advice for social movements willing to acknowledge and challenge racism – James Whelan, Director, the Change Agency
Thank you to Quaker Peace and Service Aotearoa New Zealand for their support for this project. Thank you to Kristy Mayes, Mike Regan and Richard Thomson for help with the design and layout.