Welcome to the National Centre for Indigenous Studies
Led by Professor Mick Dodson, 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 publications & submissions
Fogarty, W. & Dodson, M. (2014) 'Submission to the Northern Territory Indigenous Education Review' (PDF 551KB), submitted to the Northern Territory Government Department of Education, Northern Territory on 19 March 2014.
Wensing, E. (2014) 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's relationships to 'Country'', in: J. Byrne, N. Sipe and J. Dodson (eds.), Australian environmental planning: Challenges and future prospects, Routledge, London & N.Y. pp:9-20.
Fforde, C., Bamblett, L., Lovett, R., Gorringe, S. & Fogarty, W. (2013) 'Discourse, deficit and identity: Aboriginality, the race paradigm and the language of representation in contemporary Australia', Media International Australia, Vol.49, pp.162-173.
Fleur, A. (2013) 'Maori and the bill of rights act: A case of missed opportunities?', New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law, Vol.11, Iss.1, pp:183-212.
Ormond-Parker, L., Corn, A., Fforde, C., Obata, K. & O'Sullivan, S. (eds) (2013) 'Information technologies and Indigenous communities' (PDF 6.9MB), AIATSIS Research Publications, Canberra, ACT, 254 pages.
Guthrie, J., Levy, M. & Fforde, C. (2013) 'Investment in Prisons: Investment in Social Inclusion? - linking the theories of Justice Reinvestment and Social Inclusion to examine Australia's propensity to incarceration' (PDF 478KB), Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity, Vol.1, Iss.2, pp:254-281.