Thursday 22 March, 4pm

Venue: Arts 1, Room 315 (Level 3, Building 206), 14A Symonds Street

Please RSVP here.

The Public Policy Institute and Global Studies invite you to a workshop with Professor Tracey Bunda (Ngugi/Wakka Wakka), Head of the College for Indigenous Studies Education, University of Southern Queensland.

What does it mean to be an Aboriginal person today? Professor Bunda will provide an open, honest and critical conversation about key matters that impact upon Aboriginal peoples’ lives in Australia today. This conversation will point to matters such as government policy and key social indicators in education, health and employment; issues of identity; political representation and movement to treaty, and the developments to reclaim cultural knowledges. This conversation is intended to create a safe space of dialogue, of commonality of experience between Māori and Aboriginal peoples that strengthen connection in our struggles for peace.

Tracey’s research troubles race/power intersectionality through the centring of Indigenous voices and the knowledges derived from everyday embodied experiences of Aboriginal peoples. Her current project investigates the possibilities for liberation through education, health and sport as an Aboriginal community led initiative of self-determination. Tracey is co-author, with her colleague Louise Phillips, of Research Through, With and As Storying (2018).

Professor Tracey Bunda is a Ngugi/Wakka Wakka woman and Head of the College for Indigenous Studies Education and Research at the University of Southern Queensland. Her passion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander progress in Higher Education (HE) began 30 years ago at the Koori Program (Gippsland Institute, Victoria). She has subsequently held leadership roles in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HE academic centres at Australian Catholic, Newcastle, Canberra and Flinders.



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