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 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, 'Land Justice for Indigenous Australians: Dealings in native title lands and statutory Aboriginal land rights regimes in northern Australia and why land tenure reform is critical for the social, economic and cultural reconstruction of Aboriginal people and communities', presented at the CRN Northern Australia Development conference: A Northern Perspective on 27 November 2014. Canberra, ACT. CONFERENCE PAPER.
- Wensing, Ed, 'Land justice for Indigenous Australians: Dealings in native title lands and statutory Aboriginal land rights regimes in Australia and why land tenure reform is critical for the social reconstruction of Aboriginal people and communities', presented at the Development on Aboriginal Freehold Land public seminar on 30 October 2014. James Cook University, Cairns. CONFERENCE PAPER.