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.
NCIS staff and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates are involved in a range of research projects across the field of Indigenous studies.
Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.
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Recent & forthcoming research outputs
- Adcock, Fleur, 'Leveraging the UN Special Procedures to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples', in: A. Erueti (ed.), Aotearoa and Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – Theory and Practice, Victoria University Press, Wellington (forthcoming) pp:xxx. BOOK CHAPTER.
- Mitchell, Myles, 'Stone arrangements as symbols: a theoretical and methodological approach in Esperance Nyungar country, Western Australia', in: C. Bird, M.B. Mitchell, A. Ross and F. Hook (eds.), The Archaeology of Australian Aboriginal Stone Arrangements, Access Archaeology Series, Archaeopress, Oxford (forthcoming) pp:xxx. BOOK CHAPTER.
- Gunn, R.G.; Mitchell, Myles; Webb, E., 'The rock art of Marbaleerup and its place in the art traditions of Southwest Western Australia', Rock Art Research, Archaeological Publications, Vol.34 (forthcoming) pp:xxxx. JOURNAL ARTICLE.
- Chapman, Robert; Holmes, Miles; Kelly, Linda; Smith, Diane; Weepers, Jayne; Wright, Alyson (authored) 'Yakarra-pardija-pina: insights from a developmental approach to rebuilding governance in Aboriginal communities', Aboriginal Studies Press, Australian Institute of Aboriginal of Torres Strait Islander Studies' (AIATSIS), Canberra, ACT (forthcoming) xxx pages. BOOK.
- Harwood, Sharon; Wensing, Ed; Ensign, Prescott, 'Place-based planning in remote regions: Cape York Peninsula, Australia and Nunavut, Canada', in: A. Taylor, D.B. Carson, P.C. Ensign, L. Huskey, R.O. Rasmussen, and G. Saxinger (eds.), Settlements at the Edge: Remote Human Settlements in Developed Nations, New Horizons in Regional Science series, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 2016, pp:124-152. BOOK CHAPTER.
- Dodson, Mick; McDonnell, Siobhan, '‘Why did they serve?', Wartime, Australian War Memorial, Vol.76, 2016, pp:10-16. JOURNAL ARTICLE.