Some of Australia's leading Indigenous educators and researchers and two US experts will debate key issues and developments in Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous Studies during a two-day conference to be held at The University of Notre Dame and co-hosted by The University of Western Australia.
International guest speakers at the 2009 Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Knowledge conference include renowned Native American scholars Dr Nancy Maryboy and Dr David Begay. Both are active researchers on Indigenous science, cosmology and education and are cultural consultants to NASA and key members of the Indigenous Education Institute in New Mexico.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said UWA and The University of Notre Dame recognised that Indigenous knowledge systems were a vital part of the knowledge capital of Australia.
"We acknowledge the importance of this conference as a platform for Indigenous scholars to discuss and debate their research and scholarly works. There is an impressive quality to the presentations and sessions planned for the two days," Professor Robson said.
WHAT: Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Knowledge Conference
WHERE: The University of Notre Dame, 13-18 Mouat Street, Fremantle
WHEN: Monday November 30 - Tuesday December 1, 2009
Vicki Caulfield (conference organiser) (+61 4) 16 049 550
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716