Introduction to Repatriation: Principles, practice and policies

Indicative schedule

Sunday 5 July 2015
Time Component
Participants travel to Camp Coorong, Meningie South Australia.
6–7pm Dinner at Camp Coorong.
After dinner House-keeping.
Monday 6 July 2015 – DAY 1: Cultural and historical context
Time Component
8–9am Welcome, introductions, course overview, how to talk about this topic.
9–10.30am What is repatriation and why is it significant? Cultural values and repatriation.
10.30–11am Morning tea
11am–12.30pm Why did museums and other collecting institutions want to obtain Indigenous human remains? A brief history.
12.30–1.30pm Lunch
1.30–3pm Where were ancestral remains taken from, and how – and what was the Indigenous response?
3.30–5pm The rise of the reburial movement: Indigenous achievement and changing museum ideology.
5–6pm Free
6–7pm Dinner
7pm Film and yarning circle.
Tuesday 7 July 2015 – DAY 2: Key stages in repatriation
Time Component
9–10.30am The repatriation cycle. Introduction to key stages.
10.30–11am Morning tea
11am–12.30pm Stage 1. Consultation and initial preparation.
12.30–1.30pm Lunch
1.30–3pm Stage 2. Repatriation research and the significance of the archive.
3–3.30pm Afternoon tea
3.30–5pm Stage 3. Entering into dialogue: community and museum conversations.
5–6pm Free
6–7pm Dinner
7pm Film and yarning circle.
Wednesday 8 July 2015 – DAY 3: Visits to Country
Time Component
9am–6pm Visits to Country hosted by Ngarrindjeri Traditional Owners.
6–7pm Dinner
7pm Yarning circle.
Thursday 8 July 2015 – DAY 4: International context
Time Component
9–10.30am Stage 4. Repatriation and reburial considerations.
10.30–11am Morning tea
11am–12.30pm International law and policies: developments in the UK.
12.30–1.30pm Lunch
1.30–3pm International case studies.
3–3.30pm Afternoon tea
3.30–5pm Reflections on 30 years of repatriation.
5–6pm Free
6–7pm Dinner
7pm Preparation for group presentation.
Friday 9 July 2015 – DAY 5: Community development and group presentations.
Time Component
9–10.30am Repatriation, nation building and community development: broad concepts.
10.30–11am Morning tea
11am–12.30pm Preparation for group presentation.
12.30–1.30pm Lunch
1.30–3pm Group presentations.
3–3.30pm Afternoon tea
3.30–5pm Group discussion and reflections.
5–6pm Free
6–7pm Dinner
7pm Closing remarks.

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