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#Indigireads Wrap-up: Twitterchat recommendations

May 29, 2013

Readwatchplay starts by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we each are and pay our respects to the elders.

In this discussion, indigenous works from New Zealand, Australia and Native American people were mentioned. Books, authors, movies, cooking and lots of websites were shared.

Book Titles

Whale rider by Witi Ihimaera

Kate Shugak novels by Dana Stabenow

The Graphologist’s Apprentice by  Whiti Hereaka

Árbeeadni by Rauni Magga Lukkari- it has parallel text in English, Norsk & Sami

Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko.

Journey to the Stone country by Alex Miller

Legends: The AFL Indigenous Team of the Century 1905-2005  by Sean Gorman

Mamang by Kim Scott

The Bone People by Keri Hulme (Ngati Tahu descent) (Booker prize winner)

Rangatira by Paula Morris (Ngati Wai) (NZ Post Book Award for Fiction).

Children’s Books

As I Grow Older by Ian Abdulla

Why I love Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft

Home for a Bilby by Joanne Crawford (WA Premiers Award winner)


An extensive list of Native American authors: ‪ …


“In Australia Indigenous writers have opportunities to share their stories through ‪@MagabalaBooks” @Rachel Franks

 Indigenous Australian’s at war reading list:

Aboriginal Australia Map from AIATSIS : a visual of the many dialects & languages in Oz @VaVeros 

I hea te pūnga o ngā pakiwaitara? Where do stories come from?

The chooky dancers

A whole website full of great indigenous info:

World Indigenous Network Conference:

Gurrumal Project:

Online Archive:

Indigenous use of plants:

Aboriginal Australia Map (from AIATSIS): A visual of the many dialects and languages in Oz…

From Dhungala with love

Stand up against racism …


Boy and Ngati (NZ)

Whale Rider (NZ)

Once were Warriors (NZ)

Utu (NZ)

The Sapphires

Rabbit proof fence

Samson and Delilah

Canoe Mabo

Bran Nue Dae

 List of films by Aboriginal film directors:

TV Series

Redfern now-


The Haka “I am going to sneak the Haka in as an #indigiread #rwpchat ‪ … as it is totally amazing to watch” @readwatchplay

Regimental Haka performed for war dead

Yugambeh language version of the Australian national anthem

‪ …


Blog Posts

Anita Heiss’ blog post on her Top Ten Indigenous authored childrens books:

Anita Heiss Blog: Miranda Tapsell on National Reconciliation Week ‪ …  @readwatchplay


Hashtags and twitter streams to watch



‪@IndigenousDX: Find a list of previous Indigeneous hosts of IndigenousX here:



@IndigenousTweet-helping keep indigenous languages alive.



Mark Olive:

Some of his recipes can be found online:

American Indian:

Native Harvests: American Indian Wild Foods and Recipes.


The theme for the June Twitter chat is #faraway

While you are reading, playing or watching for #faraway, you might like to tweet about it using #faraway so that other people can have a conversation with you.  You can add to the discussion on Pinterest too.

There will be a live twitter discussion on 25 June starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.   9.00pm New Zealand  Time, 6.00pm Singapore Standard Time, 12.00 noon Central European Summer Time.  Note : this is a staggered start to the discussion.

Use the tags #faraway and #rwpchat as you discuss the reading, watching playing that is your experience of faraway, so others can join in the conversation too.

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