This Symposium aims to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers and academics together to present on Indigenous related practice, and to explore, challenge and debate the premise of embedding Indigenous Knowledges in the academy.

About Symposium - Indigenous Knowledges in the Academy: Premise and Practice

Call for Presentations

The Bradley Review (2009) and the Behrendt Review (2012) emphasised the valuing of Indigenous Knowledges in the academy as an important, and unique element of higher education. Universities Australia (2017) emphasised that Indigenous people hold unique knowledge and knowledge systems which are foundational and fundamentally important to Australia’s intellectual, social, and cultural capital, and that it is vital to increase the engagement of non-Indigenous people within this context. The University of Queensland aspires to make Indigenous Knowledges an integral component of its mission to create change that positively influences society, and through its Reconciliation Action Plan investigate and pilot processes for embedding Indigenous views, Indigenous Knowledges and voices in University core policies, plans and practices. Nevertheless, Nakata (2007) cautions that it is critical for those wanting to bring Indigenous Knowledges into the academy to understand what happens when Indigenous Knowledges are conceptualised simplistically and when Indigenous Knowledges are disembodied from the people who are its agents. This Symposium aims to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers and academics together to present on Indigenous related practice, and to explore, challenge and debate the premise of embedding Indigenous Knowledges in the academy.

Symposium

The Indigenous Knowledges in the Academy Symposium will:

  • Facilitate networking, share information, and create a dialogue about the role of Indigenous Knowledges in the UQ academy.
  • Explore respectful, innovative approaches and strategies that incorporate Indigenous Knowledges programs and practices.
  • Explore, challenge, and debate the premise of embedding Indigenous Knowledges in the academy.
  • Provide a culturally safe opportunity to share experiences, present research, and emerging evidence about Indigenous Knowledges at UQ.

Hosted by the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)

 

Venue

399 Queen St, Brisbane
Room: 
River Room, Customs House