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

Engagement opportunities with NCIS

An exciting opportunity exists to join the NCIS as its Higher Degree Research (HDR) Program Manager.

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Engagement opportunities with NCIS

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.
  • Lovell, Melissa, 'Colonial ambivalence and the production of responsible citizens: An examination of Australia's income management regime', presented at the 2014 New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) conference on 2 December 2014. University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. CONFERENCE PAPER.
  • Simpson, Paul; Guthrie, Jill; Butler, Tony, 'A reflection on Gavin Mooney's citizen jury on offender health', Journal of Australian Political Economy, Vol.73, 2014, pp:224-246. JOURNAL ARTICLE.
  • Wensing, Ed, 'Land Justice for Indigenous Australians: Dealings in native title lands and statutory Aboriginal land rights regimes in northern Australia and why land tenure reform is critical for the social, economic and cultural reconstruction of Aboriginal people and communities', presented at the CRN Northern Australia Development conference: A Northern Perspective on 27 November 2014. Canberra, ACT. CONFERENCE PAPER.
  • Wensing, Ed, 'Land justice for Indigenous Australians: Dealings in native title lands and statutory Aboriginal land rights regimes in Australia and why land tenure reform is critical for the social reconstruction of Aboriginal people and communities', presented at the Development on Aboriginal Freehold Land public seminar on 30 October 2014. James Cook University, Cairns. CONFERENCE PAPER.

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News

NCIS adjunct scholar comes to ANU as Fulbright Senior Specialist

NCIS Adjunct Fellow, Dr C. Timothy McKeown, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior 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:  5 December 2014/ Responsible Officer:  NCIS Project Coordinator/ Page Contact:  NCIS Administrative Officer