Academic journal article Australian Aboriginal Studies

Indigenous Researchers' Forum: 1-3 October 2003

Academic journal article Australian Aboriginal Studies

Indigenous Researchers' Forum: 1-3 October 2003

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The Organising Committee of the Indigenous Researchers' Forum has invited AIATSIS to host this year's forum (IRF 2003). The broad theme for IRF 2003 is 'Indigenous Research: What's It About?' The forum will be held from 1 to 3 October (during semester break) at University House at The Australian National University. AIATSIS is hosting IRF 2003 in partnership with the ANU and the University of Canberra (UC).

The Indigenous Researchers' Forum is an initiative of six federally-funded Indigenous Centres of Excellence. It has national significance--it explores and advocates Indigenous agendas and issues in research in addition to providing opportunities to emerging Indigenous researchers from across the disciplines to engage annually in dialogue on research matters. It has a specific priority to provide opportunities for postgraduate research students.

Forum hosts are asked to build on experience from previous years' events and to provide for the changing needs of Indigenous researchers at all levels. Over the years, this has meant offering a range of settings, genres and mediums for discussions and presentations with provision for delegates to shape the program. The format of presentations can encompass poster sessions, formal presentations, talking circles, panel sessions, debates, research-funding sessions and sessions for supervisors of Indigenous researchers. The number of Indigenous researchers who have participated in the forum has grown considerably over the years. …

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