2014 Annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture

Each year, a renowned Australian is invited to speak publicly on the topic of reconciliation. The 2014 lecture will be given by Senior Australian of the Year 2014 and Reconciliation advocate, Fred Chaney AO, on 1 December.

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2014 Annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture

Conference: Defending Country: Sharing stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service

Hosted by the Serving Our Country research project at NCIS, this conference focuses on remembrance and commemoration of Indigenous service. 1-3 December.

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Conference: Defending Country: Sharing stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service

The repatriation of indigenous human remains in the USA

NCIS Adjunct Fellow, Dr C. Timothy McKeown, will speak about the repatriation of indigenous human remains from museum collections in the USA. 25 November.

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The repatriation of indigenous human remains in the USA

Indigenous studies reading group

The reading group is open to all ANU graduate scholars and staff who have an interest in Indigenous Studies. The next meeting will be held on 4 December.

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Indigenous studies reading group

Community Yarnups – come and tell us your stories

If someone from your family or community served in the Army, Navy or Air Force, or in auxiliary services (defence support roles), we would love to hear from you!

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Community Yarnups – come and tell us your stories

Welcome to the National Centre for Indigenous Studies

Led by Professor Mick Dodson AM, the National Centre for Indigenous Studies (NCIS) promotes and initiates cross-disciplinary research and teaching in a wide range of areas of relevance to Indigenous Australians. Through this research, NCIS aims to deepen Australia's understanding of Indigenous cultures and histories and ensure Indigenous knowledge, perspectives and experiences are respected, valued, accessed and incorporated into all learning environments at The Australian National University (ANU) and beyond.

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NCIS staff and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates are involved in a range of research projects across the field of Indigenous studies.

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Enriching the scholarly and public understanding of Australian Indigenous cultures and histories.

Acknowledgement of country

We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we meet, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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Recent & forthcoming research outputs

  • Close, Sophia, 'Perceptions of development in Timorese communities', in: TBA (ed.), Proceedings of the 4th Timor-Leste Studies Association (TLSA) Research Conference 'Understanding Timor-Leste 2013' held at Liceu Campus, National University of Timor-Lorosae (UNTL), Dili, Timor-Leste, 15–16 July 2013, National University of Timor-Lorosa’e (UNTL), Díli, Timor-Leste (forthcoming) pp:xxx. BOOK CHAPTER.
  • Adcock, Fleur, 'Diluted control: A critical analysis of the Wai262 report on Maori traditional knowledge and culture', in: M. Rimmer (ed.), Indigenous Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham (UK) and Northampton (Mass.) (forthcoming) pp:xxx. BOOK CHAPTER.
  • Aigner, Katherine, 'Lorraine Mafi-Williams and Nunarng Cultural Sanctuary', presented at the lndigenous Advocacy in Australian and Canadian Anthropology on 22 July 2014. Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney. CONFERENCE PAPER.
  • Sullivan, Patrick, 'The tyranny of bureaucracy and the anthropologist's social contract', presented at the lndigenous Advocacy in Australian and Canadian Anthropology on 21 July 2014. Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney. CONFERENCE PAPER.
  • Lovett, Ray; Dance, Phyll; Guthrie, Jill; Brown, Roxie; Tongs, Julie, 'Walan Girri: developing a culturally mediated case management model for problematic alcohol use among urban Indigenous people', Australian Health Review (online), Vol.38, 2014, pp:A-G. JOURNAL ARTICLE.
  • Aigner, Katherine, 'A short history of the Oceanic collection in the Vatican Ethnological Museum', Oceanic Art Society, Vol.19, Iss.3, 2014, pp:6-7. JOURNAL ARTICLE.

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News

NCIS adjunct scholar comes to ANU as Fulbright Specialist

NCIS Adjunct Fellow, Dr C. Timothy McKeown, has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant and will spend November 2014 at NCIS.

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Our new home

NCIS has relocated to its own recently refurbished, purpose-designed premises. All are welcome to come and visit.

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Updated:  25 November 2014/ Responsible Officer:  NCIS Project Coordinator/ Page Contact:  NCIS Administrative Officer