Indigenous Language and Research Forum
Northern Institute (NI) is a social and policy research institute that has been working closely with Indigenous knowledge and governance authorities from Northern Territory communities for over 30 years. Our decades of research in partnership with Aboriginal organisations has developed a deep understanding of Indigenous leadership and governance, business and education, and the use of technology, in addition to workforce development and analysis. This is a forum to highlight our significant Indigenous research at CDU.
WHEN: Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9.30am – 3.30pm
VENUE: Northern Institute, Building Yellow 1.2.48 (View map)
Complimentary Morning & Afternoon Tea courtesy of CDU’s Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership
FREE event | Everyone welcome | RSVP essential | Open to the Public
Registration is essential for each session as seats are limited.
Part A NT Mak Mak Marranunggu language program
The Ford family present on their work creating and developing a dictionary of the Mak Mak Marranunggu language, undertaking activities to document speakers using audio, video and text using the MIROMAA program to collate the recorded language.
Part B Aboriginal Cosmology: What this means for women and gender public policy
Yolŋu people have been observing geology, cosmology and the weather for millennia but have not had the opportunity to document Yolŋu cosmology of women’s Djurrwirr Yalu ‘science’ knowledge until now. This research addresses this gap and examines what it means for women and gender.
|10.30-11.00am||Morning Tea break|
‘Truth-telling in Australia: Theoretical and applied perspectives of colonisation history’
Kellie, a Historical Archaeologist, will present about post-colonisation history and ‘truth’ in writing, listening and thinking about how ‘truth’ is perceived in history discourses and the implications for our society’s progress towards Treaty and Healing.
Kellie Pollard, Lecturer Aboriginal Futures and PhD student
|12.00-1.00pm||Lunch (not provided)|
|1.00- 2.00pm||Session 3
How to be polite in Kakadu and West Arnhem: a crash course for newcomers
Part of recognising and respecting local culture is to use appropriate forms of address. In some places this means using “skin names” and being aware of avoidance relationships. Professor Steven will teach the basic concepts needed in order to address or refer to people in Kakadu and West Arnhem. This will be useful for anyone wants to be polite and avoid faux pas when speaking with Bininj people in Darwin, Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Bulman, Maningrida, and further afield.
Professor Steven Bird, Northern Institute
|2.00-2.30pm||Afternoon Tea break|
Yolŋu Panel Session
Meet some of our Yolŋu Lecturers & Researchers to hear their unique stories of learning and teaching at CDU.
MC Dr Linda Ford, Northern Institute