#9. The Ancestors in Us – Dr. Richard Johnson

Dr. Richard Johnson, Lead of The Indian in Me project and Senior Lecturer in the School of Education Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, talks to us about people coming from hyphenated ethnicities. Using his own example as an Anglo-Indian (people with British and Indian backgrounds) he goes through the challenges of identity faced by people from similar cultures, the influence of dominant cultures in erasing complete sections of their family history and how The Indian in Me project aims to bring to light these stories. He is joined by his grandson Finley Johnson, who has considered himself triple hyphenated (Anglo-Indian-Maori) and is a cross-cultural researcher focusing on Maori Well-being and Clinical Psychology student, in Aotearoa New Zealand. Together they go through the similarities across cultures in terms of familial connectivity and how bringing these stories to light is important to identity.

The Indian in Me: Link
Finley Johnson : Link
Dr. Richard Johnson: Link

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