5 September, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Conference Room C, Level 3, 18 Wally’s Walk
Macquarie University invites you to join us for the Patyegarang Oration 2018.
The Patyegarang Oration is an annual event held at Macquarie to celebrate the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander community and promotes reconciliation through the sharing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, teaching and knowledge. This year the oration also aligns with the theme for NAIDOC Week 2018, ‘Because of Her We Can’, where we celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal women in the higher education sector. This year we are fortunate to welcome Macquarie University’s Professor Bronwyn Carlson.
Professor Carlson is an Aboriginal woman who was born on and lives on D’harawal Country in NSW Australia. She is a scholar with both a national and international reputation in the field of Indigenous Studies. She has vast teaching and curriculum development experience and has published in scholarly journals, nationally and internationally. Professor Carlson maintains a strong connection between Indigenous Studies pedagogy and research and is currently the Head of the Department of Indigenous Studies. She is the author of the book, The Politics of Identity: Who Counts as Aboriginal Today? (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2016) and a co-editor of The Politics of Identity: Emerging Indigeneity (University of Technology Sydney E-Press, Sydney, 2013). She is the founding and managing editor of the Journal of Global Indigeneity.
We hope you will join us, and look forward to welcoming you to what is set to be a memorable event.