Engagement opportunities with NCIS

An exciting opportunity exists to join the NCIS as a Research Associate focused on understanding the prevalence and impact of deficit discourse about Indigenous people on education outcomes.

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Engagement opportunities with NCIS

NCIS newsletter – Dec 2014

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 20, December 2014.

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NCIS newsletter – Dec 2014

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

NCIS graduate research retreat

NCIS holds an annual research retreat for Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholars undertaking research into Indigenous topics. The 2015 retreat will be held on 14 – 16 October.

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NCIS graduate research retreat

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; Harwood, Sharon; Bird, Deanne; Haynes, Katharine, 'Conflicting world views: Disjuncture between climate change knowledge, land use planning and disaster resilience in remote Indigenous communities in Northern Australia', Geography Research Forum, Vol.34, 2014, pp:92-107. JOURNAL ARTICLE.
  • Harwood, Sharon; Carson, Dean; Wensing, Ed; Jackson, Luke, 'Natural hazard resilient communities and land use planning: The limitations of planning governance in tropical Australia', Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters, Vol.4, Iss.2, 2014, pp:1-15. JOURNAL ARTICLE.

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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:  9 January 2015/ Responsible Officer:  NCIS Project Coordinator/ Page Contact:  NCIS Administrative Officer