Professional Development Course

Registrations are open for a five-day professional development course on the principles, practice and policies of repatriation, to be held 6 – 10 July 2015 at Camp Coorong, South Australia.

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Professional Development Course

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 15 – 16 October.

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NCIS graduate research retreat

NCIS Year in Review 2014

NCIS aims to promote and initiate cross-disciplinary research and teaching in a wide range of areas of relevance to Indigenous Australians. Our past year's activities towards this endeavour are detailed in the NCIS Year in Review 2014 (PDF 2.7MB).

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NCIS Year in Review 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

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 work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

» read the ANU Reconciliation Action Plan

» read the National Centre for Indigenous Studies, Year in Review 2014 (PDF 2.7MB)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 'Aotearoa (New Zealand)', in: C. Mikkelsen (ed.), The Indigenous World 2015, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), Copenhagen, 2015, pp:225-232. BOOK CHAPTER.
  • Aigner, Katherine, 'Vatican ethnography: The history of the Vatican Ethnological Museum 1692-2009', in: A. Paolucci, A. Nesselrath, P. Nicolini (eds.), Bollettino dei monumenti musei e gallerie pontificie XXXI-2013, Edizioni Musei Vaticani, Rome, 2015, pp:357-416. BOOK CHAPTER.

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News

A warm welcome to Dr Diane Smith

Dr Diane Smith has joined NCIS as its new Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Program Manager.

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Politics of incarceration in Australia

NCIS has submitted an ARC grant application to map the contemporary politics of criminal justice and incarceration.

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Updated:  24 June 2015/ Responsible Officer:  NCIS Project Coordinator/ Page Contact:  NCIS Administrative Officer