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Into the Academy: Indigenous Knowledges Symposium


22 September 2009

The idea of this symposium is to begin a conversation about ways forward in terms of incorporating Indigenous Knowledges and approaches to protocols, ethics, philosophy, research methodologies and pedagogies that are informed by IK development.

The symposium will be of interest to those who already teach and/or research in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues but will also interest all staff who have an interest in developing ways in which Indigenous Australians can truly engage with the academy.

We are fortunate to have Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith as the keynote speaker - this will also be delivered as a Sydney Ideas Lecture. Professor Smith is a renowned educator who has worked within Aotearoa NZ and Canada on major, transformative developments within Indigenous higher education. The symposium has attracted a range of speakers who work within the emerging discipline of Indigenous Knowledges. Please note there is no call for papers, the speakers have been invited and the program will be posted at a later date.

When: 14 - 15 December 2009Where: The Refectory and Holme Building, The University of Sydney Further Information: For more information and to register, visit the website: http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/conferences/IKsymposium2009