10 décembre 2018

Media Release: NTEU Lecture, Thursday 22 November 2018 at the University of Adelaide

The year 2018 marks the anniversary of two of the best known frontier massacres in Australia: the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek massacre of 1838; and the 90th anniversary of the Coniston massacre of 1928. More...

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02 décembre 2018

Better Northern Higher Education Strategy

By Alex Usher. Higher education strategy in the Canadian north is tricky. Challenges include from the huge distances, the tiny populations, and the responsibility to support Indigenous populations with specific cultural, educational and scientific needs. More...

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Wānangas, Tribal Colleges, and Canadian Indigenous PSE Institutions

By Alex Usher. Now I’ve written a little bit about Wānangas before, and they certainly are an interesting model.  New Zealand has three of them: the largest of the three (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa) has over 20,000 students in 80 or so locations across New Zealand (they’ve largely avoided getting bogged down in campus infrastructure), with a set of program offerings not entirely unlike those of Canadian polytechnics. More...

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19 novembre 2018

A&TSI business at NTEU National Council 2018 (Advocate 25 03)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business at NTEU National Council 2018 was again an important and vital part of the agenda, with a wide-range of motions tabled on issues ranging from continued support for treaties, through to the continued removal of A&TSI children. More...

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Shane Motlap (Advocate 25 03)

Shane Motlap is the new Chair of the NTEU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Committee.
Shane is a proud member of the Mbarbaram and Kukuthuypan Nations of North Queensland. His primary interests lie in the self-determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) nations in Australia, and the protection and strengthening of A&TSI culture through economic development. More...

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National Council 2018: Celebrating 25 years of tertiary education unionism & a new era (Advocate 25 03)

Council endorsed the unanimous resolution from the 2018 NTEU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander National Forum where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates moved to continue the NTEU campaign to see treaties negotiated between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the Crown. More...

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Jeannie Rea: feminist, educator, activist and unionist (Advocate 25 03)

Her profound commitments to social justice, feminism, the rights of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, and the peace movement have informed her work as an academic as well as a unionist. More...

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09 novembre 2018

Guidelines to boosting indigenous research unveiled

By Geoff Maslen. Although completion rates remain low, Aboriginal Australians are enrolling in universities and graduating in greater numbers than ever before. New guidelines launched on Friday are aimed at assisting indigenous graduates who want to pursue research degrees and research careers. More...

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07 novembre 2018

First Nations art and dance, a new campus, and moving to sustainable open education: a short report on the ETUG Fall Workshop

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . It is now almost standard at conferences in Canada to start with a formal acknowledgement that we are standing on the unceded territory of the relevant First Nation or Nations. While important, indeed, necessary, it sometimes feels a bit like a token ritual, without really addressing the issues of colonialism or really understanding aboriginal culture or needs. More...

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26 octobre 2018

Intellectual Property Ownership: A Minefield for Creative Academics

Intellectual Property Ownership: A Minefield for Creative Academics
This article is in many ways flawed - it needs to go into more depth and be more solidly researched (to avoid errors like missing the origin of copyright law by a couple of centuuries). But it raises an issue not usually seen in similar articles, the role of copyright with respect to Aboriginal perceptions of what may be owned by individuals, as individual copyright does not (or should not - the article is unclear) extend to work based on religion, language and traditions. More...

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