What Price Citizenship?

Presenter:

Willie Ropata

As we pursue the lofty goals of global citizenship and humanisation, how do we ensure the cultural connectivity that defines indigenous identity is neither diluted nor lost altogether? Who gets to shape what citizenship looks like and whose values, ideals, emotions and relationships are at the core of our future society?
This presentation will offer some personal (albeit informed) reflections on Dr Ann Milne’s presentation, suggesting that a critical culturally responsive pedagogy is a powerful tool to prepare the young warrior scholar for global citizenship without compromising their cultural identity. Young people are able to rely on their indigeneity as a means to navigate the melting pot of global disorder.