Culture and Policy Symposium

Wednesday, 6 March 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
Stanner Room, AIATSIS
51 Lawson Crescent, Acton
Australian Capital Territory

Videos from the Symposium are now available.

The public symposium will focus on how Indigenous cultures can be defined in ways that are constructive for policymakers and will explore how to determine impacts of policy on the enjoyment and resurgence of Indigenous cultures.

This will be an opportunity to share and hear practical examples of strengthening cultural identity and discuss how these can better inform policymaking.

This symposium will feature eminent keynote speakers and expert panels discussing the role of culture in policy and policymaking.

Keynote speakers


8:30 - 9:00 Tea and Coffee
9:00 - 9:15 Opening and Introduction
9:15 - 9:30 Welcome to Country - Mr Warren Daly
9:30 - 10:30 Keynote - Craig Ritchie
The Culture Question
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:00 Keynote - Professor Ian Anderson
12:00 - 13:00

Keynote - Prof Taiaiake Alfred
Indigenous Resurgence and State Responses in North America

13:00 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:45

Keynote - Dr Donna Odegaard
Champions of Change: culture, policy making and policy reform

14:45 - 15:45

Keynote - Prof. Bronwyn Fredericks
Inquiry into service delivery to Queensland's remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

15:45 - 16:00 Afternoon tea
16:00 - 17:00 Keynote - Associate Professor Ray Lovett
  Closing remarks

*Please ensure no food or drinks are consumed in the Stanner Room

Last reviewed: 28 Mar 2019