Paul Collis and Wayne Knight, with Jen Crawford and Paul Magee
Chapter 3 of A Book that Opens
by Paul Collis
It all comes in ‘conversation’. There is a ‘sync’ that happens differently for each person, place and circumstance. Allowing for that synchronicity to happen is often the difference between white fellas and Aboriginal researchers. Often, we Aboriginal fellas say, ‘You can’t push it…’ All that stuff around people ‘not knowing much’, feeling ashamed, having the right to speak depends on the circumstance, place or person, at any one point in time. It’s as much about trusting the space, the circumstances and the people in it.
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