Official Launch of the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration

Official launch of the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration a great success

Monday 3 December saw the launch of the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration at the Atrium in Arts West. Over 80 people attended the event, which outlined the journey and achievements of the research unit and spoke to the Collaboration’s future directions and ambitions.

Speakers at the event included:

Jilly Gallagher, Treaty Advancement Commissioner AO

Sheryl Lightfoot, Senior Advisor to the President of the University of Columbia on Indigenous Affairs and Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics.

Denise Varney, Faculty of Arts Dean

Sarah Maddison and Sana Nakata, Co-Directors of the Collaboration, hosted the night and highlighted the Unit’s research priorities for 2019: Indigenous futures, Treaty, and Economic sovereignty.

We at the ISRC want to extend our great appreciation to all those who attended. We would also like to send a special thanks to Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle Colin Hunter for his generous Welcome to Country; Kiernan Ironfield for his spellbinding Yidaki performance to start the evening, and Meleesha Bardolia for producing a great short film on the topic of the Victorian Treaty that accompanied the speeches. We hope you all enjoyed the evening as much as we did.

Some great photos from the night will be posted soon on our website. We will notify subscribers to our email out and our twitter followers when the photos are up.

And in the meantime, don’t hesitate to get in touch with research and partnership ideas!

The ISRC team

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Eleanor Benson