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AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference 2011

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is relatively young. In 2008, almost half (49%) of Australia’s Indigenous population was aged under 20 years and a further 16% aged between 20 and 30 years with just 3% were aged 65 years and over.

The AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference brings together multi-disciplinary expertise from across the Indigenous Studies sector, including researchers, policy makers, community members, academics, representative organizations, consultants, traditional owners and service providers. Whether your interest in the conference topic is from the perspective of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, health, cultural heritage, arts, policy, sport, economics, language, anthropology, archives, IT or other equally relevant sectors, the conference presents a unique opportunity to communicate information about your research, projects and programs with a wide audience and to benefit from discussion around shared areas of interest.

We will consider key issues for the younger and older generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, whether living in urban, regional or remote areas of Australia. 

As well as research and projects associated specifically with the young or older generations, the conference will also focus on the relationship between the two.

Topics for papers may include:

  • Age demographics, society, policy and economy

  • Education and employment

  • Leadership

  • Inter-generational connections

  • The Digital Generation

  • Health and wellbeing

  • Representation, culture and identity

  • Date Held:
    19-22 September
    Information:
    The AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference brings together multi-disciplinary expertise from across the Indigenous Studies sector.
    Website:
    http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/research/conf2011/conf2011.html

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