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Taking ‘a rightful place in our own country’: Indigenous self-determination

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Female Orphan School

Conference Rooms 1-3, Building EZ, Western Sydney University

Cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road

Rydalmere, NSW 2116

Australia

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What has happened to the project of Indigenous self-determination initiated by the Whitlam Government?

The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University and Nura Gili, UNSW Sydney, present a one-day symposium to reflect on the project of Indigenous self-determination, and its various dimensions, at this critical juncture.

Co-convenors:

  • Heidi Norman (Whitlam Institute Fellow, UTS)
  • Diana Perche (Nura Gili, UNSW Sydney)
  • Anna Yeatman (Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University)


Whitlam Institute

Nura Gilli

Western Sydney University

Program

Tea and coffee from 8:30am

Welcome (9.00-9.30):

Welcome to Country, Aboriginal community elder

Welcome from the Directors of the Whitlam Institute and Nura Gili

Session 1 (9.30-11.15): What does democracy and self-determination mean for Indigenous Australians? What forms of self-determination and freedom are needed? What is the legacy of the Whitlam Government?

  • Jenny Hocking (Distinguished Fellow, Whitlam Institute; Research Professor National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University)
  • Robynne Quiggin (Professor, Institute for Public Policy and Governance, UTS)
  • Johanna Perheentupa (Lecturer, Nura Gili, UNSW)
Morning Tea

Session 2 (11.45-1.00): Realising Aboriginal self-determination through the land estate

  • Heidi Norman (Associate Professor, Social and Political Sciences, School of Communication, UTS)
  • Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh (Griffith University Business School)
  • Stephen Wright (CEO, Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council) and Kevin Cavanagh (Chair, Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council)
  • Rodney Dillon (Indigenous Campaigner for Amnesty International and former Tasmanian ATSIC Commissioner)
Lunch

Session 3 (2.00-3.45): Sharing power in policy design and development

  • Haylene Grogan, (Director of Policy and Reform, NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs)
  • Diana Perche (Academic Coordinator, Indigenous Programs Unit, Nura Gili, UNSW)
  • David Coombs (PhD Candidate, Nura Gili, UNSW)
  • Elizabeth Ganter (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU)
Afternoon Tea

Session 4 (4.00-5.30): Rhetoric, storytelling and creative expression—how are Indigenous Australians re-constituting ‘the Australian People’ and their place within it?

  • Gemma McKinnon (Associate Lecturer, Law, UNSW)
  • Hon Linda Burney MP (Member for Barton)
  • Anna Yeatman (Professor, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University)
  • Lynda Holden (Lecturer in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Law, School of Law, Western Sydney University)

The event will be fully catered.
The registration fee is $75 and registration will be via Eventbrite.
Aboriginal community members free entry, register via Eventbrite.
A concessional rate of $35.00 will be available.


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Female Orphan School

Conference Rooms 1-3, Building EZ, Western Sydney University

Cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road

Rydalmere, NSW 2116

Australia

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