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.
- 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.
- Lovell, Melissa, 'Submission to Academic perspectives on The Forrest review: creating parity', CAEPR Topical Issue No. 2, CAEPR, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 2014, pp:8-9. CAEPR RESEARCH MONOGRAPH.
- Adcock, Fleur, 'Realising Indigenous rights through the United Nations: The domestic influence of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples', presented at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, “Producing Anthropology” on 5 December 2014. Marriott Wardman Park Hotel & Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC, USA (3-7 December 2014). CONFERENCE PAPER.