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National Symposium 2015 - Keynote Address Day 1

Event Details
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 30 minutes

AASW member: $10

Non member: $20

Organiser: AASW National

This is a recording of the Keynote address for the AASW National Symposium in November 2015, presented by Dr Jackie Huggins. Dr Jackie Huggins provides a brief history of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, explains her own personal journey and involvement with this Council and the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples. Jackie describes what has been achieved thus far in the journey of reconciliation and considerations moving forward.

Presenter details

Dr Jackie Huggins AM, FAHA is an Indigenous Australian author, historian and Aboriginal rights activist of the Bidjara Central Queensland and Birri-Gubba Juru North Queensland peoples. In addition to being Director of Jackie Huggins and Associates, her other engagements include Director of the Telstra Foundation and Adjunct Professor, Australian Centre for Indigenous History at the Australian National University. She is also a spokesperson for Recognise. Jackie is current co-chair of National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, former Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia, former Chair of the Queensland Domestic Violence Council, and former Deputy Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at UQ. She has been a member of the National Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, the AIATSIS Council, and Co-Commissioner for Queensland for the Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal Children. In 2001 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her work with Indigenous people, particularly in reconciliation, literacy, women’s issues and social justice. In 2007 Huggins was named University of Queensland Alumnus of the Year. She has published a wide range of essays and studies dealing with Indigenous history and identity. She is the author of Sistergirl (University of Queensland Press, 1998), and co-author, with Rita Huggins, of the critically acclaimed biography Auntie Rita (Aboriginal Studies Press, 1994)

Recording Details

This recording was filmed in November 2015

Duration: 32 minutes


AASW member: $10

Non member: $20ASW.


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