Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Knowledge

ISIK Conference

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-riawunna_utas_logo- The 2008 Indigenous Studies & Indigenous Knowledge Conference will be held in Hobart, 2-4 July 2008, and hosted by Riawunna, Centre for Indigenous Education at University of Tasmania.

The 2008 Conference follows on from the (Re)contesting Indigenous Knowledge & Indigenous Studies Conference hosted by the Oodgeroo Unit, Queensland University of Technology, on Queensland's Gold Coast in 2006 and the 2007 Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Knowledge Conference hosted by the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning and the Indigenous Program Units at University of Technology, Sydney.

A key purpose of the ISIK Conferences is to draw colleagues from across the field of education and research to discuss and share developments in areas of Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous Studies. In 2008 we want to build on our discussions at previous conferences and also consider the place of Indigenous knowledges within the Rudd Government's policy platform of 'Education Revolution' for Australia. We want to a focus on how we go about getting Indigenous content, perspectives and knowledges into teaching. Our keynote and plenary speakers will help set the context for engagements with the various themes.


This conference series engages in discussions & conversations in the professions on Indigenous knowledges.