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 Thursday 2 October.

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Indigenous studies reading group

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

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

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 19, April 2014 (PDF 2.0MB).

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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 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 HDR scholar spoke at the 2014 United Nations Youth Australia National Conference, Canberra

NCIS HDR scholar, Veronica Fynn, told conference participants that her experiences, and the decisions made as a result of them, have ultimately shaped the direction of her education and current research focus.

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Welcome to our new support staff members

Two new staff members have joined the Centre to provide support for its research work – Research Manager, Ms Emily Brennan and Research Officer, Ms Julia Torpey Hurst.

Updated:  16 September 2014/ Responsible Officer:  NCIS Project Coordinator/ Page Contact:  NCIS Administrative Officer