Aboriginal Studies Association Annual Conference

A belated update from my attendance at the Aboriginal Studies Association Conference in December. This is now the fifth year of the Aboriginal Studies Association (ASA) Conference since its renewal and reinvention in 2009.  This year’s theme ABORIGINAL STUDIES in an era of CURRICULUM CHANGE acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures as a cross curriculum priority … Continue reading Aboriginal Studies Association Annual Conference

World Heritage Rock in Sami Land

The Samediggi and Alta Museum invited delegates to a seminar on Sami cultural heritage and place names in the break on Tuesday. I had the privilege of listening to Audhild Schanche a senior adviser at the Samediggi. Her lecture was ti tled ‘The past is present: Sami cultural heritage and landscape’. Audhild placed us in Sapmi – Sameland. Giving … Continue reading World Heritage Rock in Sami Land

Preparatory Meeting for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2013

Our team member, Lisa M Buxton travelled to Norway this week to attend the Global Indigenous Preparatory Conference for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (to be held in New York, Sep 22-23, 2014) . The event is being hosted by the Sami Parliament and is being held in Alta, Norway. Technology permitting, Lisa will … Continue reading Preparatory Meeting for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2013

World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education 2011

Performers at the start of the opening ceremony I had the great privilege of attending the 2011 World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education last month. Held in Cusco Peru, I quickly learnt the highs and sometimes lows of attending an international conference in a non-English speaking country at high altitude. I’m not complaining though, since … Continue reading World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education 2011