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.
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.
- 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.
- Schwab, Robert; Fogarty, William, 'Land, learning and identity: toward a deeper understanding of Indigenous Learning on Country', UNESCO Observatory Multi-disciplinary Journal in the Arts, The University of Melbourne Early Learning Centre, Vol.4, Iss.2, 2015, pp:1-16. JOURNAL ARTICLE.
- Fogarty, William; Lovell, Melissa; Dodson, Mick, 'The view beyond review: Challenging assumptions in Indigenous education development', UNESCO Observatory Multi-disciplinary Journal in the Arts, The University of Melbourne Early Learning Centre, Vol.4, Iss.2, 2015, pp:1-21. JOURNAL ARTICLE.
- Adcock, Fleur, 'The limitations of the current International Human Rights law system in regard to monitoring of rights? Does it encourage “Rights Ritualism”?', presented at the presessional paper for the international Expert Group Meeting on the theme ‘Dialogue on an optional protocol to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ (28-29 January 2015) on 28 January 2015. United Nations Headquarters, New York. CONFERENCE PAPER.