8.30am - 5.00pm
Nyiyanang wuunggalu! Indigenous insights into effective policy engagement and design
AIATSIS is hosting a second symposium on Indigenous culture and policy in February 2020.
In the Dhanggati language, nyiyanang wuunggalu means ‘let’s work together’. Our use of this phrase highlights that, although governments commonly reference ideas about ‘co-design’, ‘place-based’ policy, and working ‘with’ Indigenous peoples, these ideas are often not translated into practice.
Through this event, we will explore what it means to develop policy and programs in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. By bringing together community leaders, policymakers and researchers, we aim to shape contemporary policy and practice as well as identify the skills required and challenges to overcome.
Further speakers and program will be available soon.
Registrations close on 10 February 2020. Places are limited.
One day: $220.00
Both days: $380.00
Day one - Symposium
- Six leading Indigenous policy influencers will unpack what it means to ‘work together’. Speakers, representing a diversity of backgrounds will offer their insights and perspective over the course of the day and explore some of the significant questions for discussion.
Day two - Workshop
- Through a series of panels of Indigenous experts, the workshop will further develop ideas raised on Day One and tease out the challenges of implementing theory ‘on the ground’.
Call for papers
AIATSIS Research is pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for an edited book that aligns with the Symposium theme: Nyiyanang wuunggalu! Indigenous insights into effective policy engagement and design.
We invite papers that focus on effective policy engagement and design with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, particularly in relation to:
- How do governments use terms like ‘co-design’ and ‘working with’? Do these new policy approaches substantially differ from previous policy ones?
- How are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities leading policy and program design in practice?
- What are the important theoretical and practical considerations involved in working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities?
- What are the current barriers to effective policy engagement and design with Indigenous Australians and how do we overcome them?
- What are some existing examples of effective policy engagement and design? How do we know they work?
AIATSIS Research is at the forefront of research led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who are involved as researchers, partners and drivers of our research priorities and projects. We lead by example in conducting research to the highest ethical standards and we have a genuine commitment to building pathways for knowledge exchange.
Abstract submissions should:
- Be written accessibly for an informed audience of policy and decision makers in government and community.
- Combine both theory and practice.
- Be 300 words, for a paper of 7-10,000 words.
- Comply with AIATSIS’ ethical research framework as set out in the Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies and be formatted according to the Aboriginal Studies Press style guide.
- Include a biography of the author of no more than 150 words.
- Be submitted to ICH@aiatsis.gov.au by Friday 20 March 2020.
For more information, please contact the Indigenous Culture and Heritage team via email, ICH@aiatsis.gov.au, or phone 02 6246 1105.