Call for papers, Duranbinjma-Burre: International Indigenous Knowledge Conference, Australia. Due: Sept 30, 2016
THE WEARURUK RESEARCH CENTRE
INSTITUTE OF KOORIE EDUCATION DEAKIN UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA CALL FOR PAPERS
Duranbinjma-Burre: International Indigenous Knowledge Conference Australia 26 – 28 June 2017
The interdisciplinary conference, Duranbinjma-Burre: International Indigenous Knowledge Conference Australia to be hosted by the Wearuruk Research Centre at the Institute of Koorie Education Deakin University will examine the impact of Indigenous Knowledge systems and approaches to research across the disciplines of the Humanities and Creative Arts, Education, Health, Law and Philosophy. It aims to extend debates on how Indigenous ontology and epistemology articulate modes of knowledge production that give rise to transforming discourses and have the capacity to solve real world problems.
Leading and emerging Scholars from Australia and overseas will extend the frontiers of this burgeoning paradigm of research through debates on how Indigenous knowledge systems have the potential to reframe western approaches to knowledge by articulating the implications, applications and benefits of indigenous research both within and beyond Indigenous communities and research arenas.
Duranbinjma-Burre denotes the idea of the growing up and nurturing of persons, ideas and entities. This notion is aligned with our aim of illuminating and advancing Indigenous Paradigms of knowledge production and transmission. The question of what new knowledge and understandings Indigenous approaches can reveal that may not be revealed by other modes of research underpins the objectives of this conference. Further questions outlined below and that provide a framework for articulating this are based on the work a group of postgraduate researchers from the Institute of Koorie Education, Deakin University Australia.
Distinguished Professor Hingangaroa Smith is an internationally renowned Māori educationalist who has been at the forefront of the alternative Māori initiatives in the education field and beyond. Professor Smith has made significant contributions to the political, social, economic and cultural advancement of Māori communities. He has also worked extensively with other indigenous/ First Nations peoples across the world, including Canada, Hawaii, US mainland, Taiwan, Chile, Australia and the Pacific nations.
Pausauraq Jana Harcharek has worked with the North Slope Borough School District (NSBSD) in the department of Iñupiaq Education for over fifteen years. During this time she facilitated a number of long-term projects including the Iñupiaq Education Initiative that resulted in the development of the Iñupiaq Learning Framework (ILF). Jana has been a critical force in promoting and maintaining the Iñupiaq culture, language and way of life in education.
Professor Norm Sheehan is a Wiradjuri man born in Mudgee NSW. In 2013 Professor Sheehan commenced as Director of Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples Southern Cross University. Norm’s current Respectful Design research seeks to outline and employ culturally recognisable and affirming methods to activate cultural growth and redirection within communities.
• What is reality? How is it seen and how do meanings emerge from Australian Indigenous Knowledge systems? Art and Symbols
- What is the importance of symbols, story-telling and art in Indigenous research?
- How are natural, symbolic, material, spiritual and ceremonial entities related in Indigenous Knowledge systems?
- How is time viewed in Indigenous Epistemology and ontology?
- In what ways does the researcher’s lived experience influence and validate knowledge emerging from research
- How does the researcher’s experience operate in relation to the experience of others? Positioning
- How are men and women positioned in relation to Land and Country?
- Who is seen and heard in Indigenous research?
- How do visible/invisible and outsider/insider relations operate
- Who benefits from the research? Who controls the research and the emergent knowledge?
Abstracts of 250 words are invited for single authored or co- authored 20–minute presentations that address (though not exclusively nor comprehensively) the above questions for consideration through double blind refereeing. Please also include the title of your paper, a 150- word biography, institutional affiliation and full contact details with your submission
Presenters will later be invited to submit full papers to be refereed for publication in full conference proceedings.
Please send abstracts by 30 September 2016: Ms Julie Nichols Email: firstname.lastname@example.org