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Reconciliation at CASS at a Glance

We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

 

 

Introduction

CASS is committed to improving engagement with Indigenous Australians in line with the ANU Reconciliation Action Plan. To work towards this vision the College has developed its own reconciliation action plan. CASS Reconciliation Action Plan is regularly updated by the Reconciliation Action Plan Sub-Committee who meet and report on progress throughout the year.

Members of this subcommittee are:

The College's commitment to reconciliation is broad in scope. Below we list some important information and some of our most obvious and targeted activities.

Scholarships

In addition to other scholarships, Graduate Students in CASS may also apply for the following scholarships and prizes:

See also The Anthony Forge Prize below

Endowments

CASS is also the recipient of a number of endowments specific to Indigenous research teaching and engagement. They are:

Study and Research Options

Undergraduate Students may undertake a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Indigenous Studies.

Graduate Students can specialise in Indigenous Policy within the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development.

Graduate Research Students may also investigate Indigenous topics under the supervision of many experts within our college across the disciplines.

In addition CASS hosts two world class research centres:

Public Lecture

Our commitment to research is further enhanced by our Annual Public Lecture on Future Directions in Indigenous Research.

In 2013 this lecture was delivered by Jennifer Deger.

In 2014 this lecture was given by Dr Melinda Hinkson.

In 2015 this lecture was given by Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis, Dr Inge Kral, Professor Jane Simpson and Dr Jennifer Green on Being language: Roles, responsibility and respect in Ngaanyatjarra society. You can read more about the lecture here.

This 4th Annual Public Lecture on Future Directions in Indigenous Research will be held on Wednesday 19 October 2016. Dr Christopher Sainsbury from the ANU School of Music will present 'New thoughts on Indigenous music and the Australian music composition scene' with a special performance by Michaele Archer (voice) and Giuseppe Zangari (guitar).

Click here to find out more about this public lecture. Please register your attendance on Eventbrite.

Acknowledgement of Country

It is university policy to begin all public events with an acknowledgement of traditional owners or a Welcome to Country.

The official wording for all ANU Acknowledgement of Country is:

We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

Ethical Research Guidelines

All researchers should be aware of the following ethical research guidelines:

Cultural Awareness

All staff are encouraged to undertake Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training. ANU Pulse provides staff and students access to free self-paced on-line learning course which can be completed at any time.

Other important centres at the ANU

For more information on reconciliation aims and activities in the College of Arts and Social Science contact the committee secretary Caterina Giugovaz or the committee chair Dr Renata Grossi.

Updated:  10 December, 2016/Responsible Officer:  College Dean/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications