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

Cowra's youth of today helping Cowra's youth of tomorrow

NCIS is conducting an exploratory case study involving conversations with Cowra people in order to identify what enables young people to lead meaningful lives in Cowra. If you live in Cowra, we would love to hear from you!

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Cowra's youth of today helping Cowra's youth of tomorrow

Engagement opportunities with NCIS

The Centre is currently seeking a full-time Research Assistant and a part-time (17.5 hours per week) Research Manager. Closing date for both positions: 11 May 2014.

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Engagement opportunities with NCIS

NCIS graduate research retreat

NCIS holds an annual research retreat for Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholars undertaking research into Indigenous topics. The 2014 retreat will be held on 8 – 10 October.

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NCIS graduate research retreat

NCIS newsletter

The NCIS newsletter showcases the Centre's research, the achievements of its members, and its engagement with policy and community outreach initiatives. The latest issue is Issue 18, January 2014 (PDF 2.6MB).

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NCIS newsletter

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

Welcome to the National Centre for Indigenous Studies

Led by Professor Mick Dodson, 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 publications & submissions

Fogarty, W. & Dodson, M. (2014) 'Submission to the Northern Territory Indigenous Education Review' (PDF 551KB), submitted to the Northern Territory Government Department of Education, Northern Territory on 19 March 2014.

Wensing, E. (2014) 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's relationships to 'Country'', in: J. Byrne, N. Sipe and J. Dodson (eds.), Australian environmental planning: Challenges and future prospects, Routledge, London & N.Y. pp:9-20.

Fforde, C., Bamblett, L., Lovett, R., Gorringe, S. & Fogarty, W. (2013) 'Discourse, deficit and identity: Aboriginality, the race paradigm and the language of representation in contemporary Australia', Media International Australia, Vol.49, pp.162-173.

Fleur, A. (2013) 'Maori and the bill of rights act: A case of missed opportunities?', New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law, Vol.11, Iss.1, pp:183-212.

Ormond-Parker, L., Corn, A., Fforde, C., Obata, K. & O'Sullivan, S. (eds) (2013) 'Information technologies and Indigenous communities' (PDF 6.9MB), AIATSIS Research Publications, Canberra, ACT, 254 pages.

Guthrie, J., Levy, M. & Fforde, C. (2013) 'Investment in Prisons: Investment in Social Inclusion? - linking the theories of Justice Reinvestment and Social Inclusion to examine Australia's propensity to incarceration' (PDF 478KB), Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity, Vol.1, Iss.2, pp:254-281.

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News

NCIS HDR scholar, Aunty Kerrie, has graduated with a Master of Science from Oxford University

NCIS HDR scholar, Kerrie Doyle, has had a long-term involvement in community health, and recently graduated with a MSc.

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Prof. Dodson on governance board for new Centre

The NCIS Director, Professor Mick Dodson, has commenced a new role as member of the governance board for a new ANU Centre to boost Indigenous health research – the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics (NCIG).

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Updated:  24 April 2014/ Responsible Officer:  NCIS Project Coordinator/ Page Contact:  NCIS Administrative Officer