Featured past event:
‘Land, property and authority’

A public lecture by Siobhan McDonnell, legal advisor to the Minister of Lands, Vanuatu, on creating a new model of Indigenous land rights and legal pluralism in Vanuatu informed by the principles of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (NT).

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<strong>Featured past event:</strong> <br />‘Land, property and authority’

Featured past event:
2013 Annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture

Each year, a renowned Australian individual is invited to speak publicly on the topic of reconciliation. In 2013, the lecture was given by Professor Patrick Dodson.

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<strong>Featured past event:</strong> <br />2013 Annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture

Featured past event:
Postgraduate research retreat

18 – 20 September 2013: NCIS hosted a workshop for Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates who are Indigenous to Australia, or are undertaking research into indigenous topics.

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<strong>Featured past event:</strong><br />Postgraduate research retreat

Featured past event:
Justice Reinvestment Forum

2 August 2012: NCIS co-hosted a 1-day discussion forum with academic and government leaders, about issues related to Justice Reinvestment.

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<strong>Featured past event:</strong><br />Justice Reinvestment Forum

Featured past event:
Common Roots: Common Futures conference

20 – 22 February 2012: NCIS co-hosted a 3-day conference and workshop at the University of Arizona, focusing on national and international Indigenous governance and development.

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<strong>Featured past event:</strong><br />Common Roots: Common Futures conference


NCIS-hosted events are listed on this page. Events that may be of interest to researchers and students in the Indigenous studies field, including but not exclusively those hosted by NCIS, are listed on our Indigenous studies calendar.


Monthly research hour

NCIS holds a monthly research meeting which provides a space for NCIS members and friends to come together informally for discussions of research issues, presentations, fieldwork reports, seminars, etc.

Time & venue: Generally the third Wednesday of each month at 4 – 5pm in the Phillipa Weeks Staff Library, ANU College of Law.

Enquiries & RSVP: Please contact the NCIS Administrative Officer if you would like to attend, and to confirm the date, location and topic of the next meeting.


NCIS Indigenous studies reading group

NCIS is excited to announce the launch of its Indigenous studies reading group. The aim of the reading group is to develop scholarly understandings of the Indigenous studies field within ANU. The group will be hosted by NCIS and is open to all ANU PhD scholars and staff with an interest in Indigenous studies.

Each meeting of the reading group will involve a facilitated discussion on a predetermined text (usually a journal article, book chapter or book excerpt, but documentaries, novels and other relevant media may also be set). The readings will be carefully selected to help establish an understanding of the key scholarship, themes and debates in the Indigenous studies field. All participants are encouraged to raise questions, offer comments and suggest readings for future discussion.

Time: The first Thursday of alternate months (February, April, June, August, October, December) at 3 – 4.30pm.

Enquiries & RSVP: Please contact the reading group coordinator, NCIS Research Associate, Fleur Adcock, if you would like to participate, and to confirm the date, location and topic of the next reading group.


NCIS graduate research retreat

NCIS is proud to host its fifth retreat for Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholars undertaking research into Indigenous topics. The retreat is an opportunity for Indigenous HDR scholars and scholars researching in Indigenous studies to engage in intellectual discussion, networking and information sharing.

Time & venue: Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 October 2014; Ibis Styles Canberra Eagle Hawk resort, located on the Federal Highway at the ACT/NSW border.

Enquiries & RSVP: Please email the NCIS HDR Program Manager, Dr Asmi Wood or phone 02 6125 8141. The event is free and places are limited.

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NCIS writing retreat

NCIS staff and Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholars participate in an annual week-long writing retreat at the Kioloa Coastal Campus of ANU. The week is loosely structured with a primary focus on writing, and with opportunities for discussion, sorting out knotty writing problems, and enhancing writing skills.

Time & venue: Monday 13 – Friday 17 October 2014; Kioloa Coastal Campus located on the NSW south coast.

Enquiries & RSVP: Please email the NCIS Deputy Director, Associate Professor Cressida Fforde.


The 2014 Annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture

Each year, a renowned Australian is invited to speak publicly on the topic of reconciliation. The 2014 lecture will be given by Senior Australian of the Year 2014 and Reconciliation advocate, Fred Chaney AO.

Time & venue: 6 – 7pm followed by refreshments; Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton, ACT.

Enquiries & RSVP: The event is free and open to the public. Registration is essential (registration details TBA).

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Updated:  8 July 2014/ Responsible Officer:  NCIS Project Coordinator/ Page Contact:  NCIS Administrative Officer