I’ve written extensively on Indigenous homelands and how the land and the sea are conceptualised and utilised by Indigenous societies, in historical and contemporary times. Within Indigenous contexts, I’ve written about place-making, storytelling, architecture, cultural mapping, and participatory methods. And I’ve also documented Indigenous oral histories and written about the transmission of Indigenous knowledge of the land. In my work you will read about my work and interests in Aboriginal Australia, the Canadian Arctic, and Indigenous Fiji. The biggest writing project I’ve taken on so far was my book, with Kristofer Helgen, Mammals of Ungava, published by the Smithsonian in 2014. More books are in the works. Enjoy!
Books // natural history, Indigenous knowledge systems, landscape studies, participatory mapping, place making, oral histories, cultural heritage, museums
Journal Articles // Teaching Indigenous knowledge in design, Indigenous hang out places,
Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 19(1-2): 176-192
Teaching and introducing Indigenous protocols to students within the built environment profession in Australia
Book Chapters // Indigenous learning, Inuit place making, Inuit architecture, Indigenous knowledge systems and the built environment, storytelling, Nunavik, Kaurna seasonal calendar, senses of place
Book Reviews //
Commissioned Reports //
Heyes, S., White, L., and Ho, L. 2019. Market Study of MDB-Funded Climate-Related Commercial Opportunities in South Pacific Island States. A Report to the Canadian High Commission, Canberra.
Grant, E., & Heyes S, 2018. Housing and infrastructure for Aboriginal Peoples living with mental illness and/or psychosocial disability: Submission to the Parliament of South Australia’s Social Development Committee Inquiry into the provision of services for people with mental illness under the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). University of Canberra. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24228.32643
Jones, DS, D Low Choy, R Tucker, S Heyes, G Revell & S Bird 2018, Indigenous Knowledge in the Built Environment: A Guide for Tertiary Educators. Canberra, ACT: Office for Learning and Teaching / Commonwealth Department of Education and Training; ISBN 978-1-76051-164-7 [PRINT], 978-1-76051-165-4 [PDF], 978-1-76051-166-1 [DOCX]; https://ltr.edu.au/resources/ID12-2418_Deakin_Jones_2018_Guide.pdf
Jones, DS, D Low Choy, G Revell, S Heyes, R Tucker & S Bird 2017, Re-casting Terra Nullius Blindness: Empowering Indigenous Protocols and Knowledge in Australian University Built Environment Education. Canberra, ACT: Office for Learning and Teaching, Commonwealth Department of Education and Training. ISBN 978-1-76051-136-4.
Conference Papers //
Jones, D., Low Choy, D., Revell, G., Heyes, S., Tucker, R. & Bird, S. 2016. Planning for Country: Empowering Built Environment students with Indigenous Protocols and Knowledge, Australian & New Zealand Association of Planning Schools (ANZAPS), October 23-25, RMIT, Proceedings of the translating urban planning research and pedagogy in to practice 2015 conference, Melbourne Vic.
Heyes, S.A, New, D. Brash, A. Maher, J and Nichols, D. 2015. And you thought we were extinct: The revival of Aboriginal cultural practices and economic opportunities in the South East region of South Australia. International Indigenous Development Research Conference (IIDRC) 2014 Refereed Proceedings,Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence pg. 127-136. PDF
Jones, D., Low Choy, D., Heyes, S., Revell, G.,Tucker, R. & Meikle, H. 2014. Reverse Greening Australian Landscape Architecture Education: Charting an Indigenous Perspective on Country Respect and Design. IFLA Asia Pacific Congress, Sarawak 28-30 April, 2014.
Jones, D., Low Choy, D., Revell, G., Heyes, S., Tucker, R. & Meikle, H. 2013. Planning Education and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Australia: Where Are We?, Australian & New Zealand Association of Planning Schools Conference, Canberra, University of Canberra, 27th September – 29th September 2013.
Heyes, S.A 2011. Recovering and Celebrating Inuit Knowledge through Design: The Making of a Virtual Storytelling Space, Indigenous Knowledge and Technology Conference Proceedings, Windhoek, Namibia. ISBN 978-99945-72-37-3. PDF