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National Centre for Indigenous Studies


Issue 20, December 2014


NCIS relocates

The National Centre for Indigenous Studies moved to the John Yencken building in the beginning of September. The Centre's graduate scholars and adjunct Professors now occupy the ground floor of the building and Centre staff occupy the third floor. The building has given NCIS an opportunity to provide excellent support to its research projects and internship visiting program, both of which had hitherto been split across the ANU campus.

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It's not too late to secure Australia’s Indigenous heritage

As chair of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Professor Mick Dodson addressed the nation at the National Press Club ...

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Are we big enough?

NCIS was honoured to have the Hon Fred Chaney, Former Deputy Liberal Leader and Indigenous rights activist, deliver the 2014 Annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture ...

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Their stories – Defending Country

2014 has been a busy year for the 'Serving Our Country' project team, which culminated with the conference 'Defending Country' at ANU ...

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'Tigashire' – welcome Tamai Heaton

In July, the National Centre for Indigenous Studies welcomed Tamai Heaton as their new Centre Administrator ...

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Farewell Asmi Wood

Dr Asmi Wood joined NCIS in early 2012 as its Senior Research Fellow and manager of the NCIS Higher Degree by Research (HDR) program ...

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ANU and South West University of Nationalities, MoU

ANU and the South West University of Nationalities in Chengdu, China, have signed a five-year MoU ...

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NCIS Adjunct Fellow, Fulbright Senior Specialist, visits NCIS

NCIS Adjunct Fellow, Dr McKeown, was awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant and spent November at NCIS ...

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NCIS HDR scholar masterclass

The NCIS HDR scholar masterclass series was commenced as a student initiative to improve the quality and range of Indigenous education at the Centre ...

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Cowra group visits ANU

Distinguished leaders from the Cowra community travelled to ANU to discuss the 2015 Justice Reinvestment forum ...

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Towards zero prison population growth

Jill Guthrie, Melissa Lovell and Emily Brennan have submitted a grant application focusing on Justice Reinvestment in the ACT ...

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NCIS Visiting Fellow wins!

NCIS Visiting Fellow, Mr Len Kanowski, has been awarded the Australian Rotary Health / Kaiyu Enterprises Scholarship ...

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From the Director

Another year has come to its conclusion at NCIS and reflecting on what we have managed to achieve in 2014 has, in many ways, astonished me. For such a relatively small Centre at the University, we have performed at a very high level. Many of our achievements and successes are outlined in this newsletter and I'll but mention some of them here.

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Santa says

Well, here we are again. Christmas has almost arrived.

This year we have decided to celebrate Christmas on 25 December. In fact, next year, and in the years that follow, we will also celebrate Christmas on 25 December, just as we have done previously. I am sure you will be pleased with this decision.

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