The Collaborating with Community Symposium (Indigenous Education Symposium) brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, community members, students and staff with non-indigenous counterparts to celebrate, discuss and learn about significant contributions that academics, scholars and community members have made to increasing the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities.
2016 marks University of the Sunshine Coasts’ 10th Annual Symposium. This year’s theme is Meaningful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Empowerment. It is Indigenous Services’ pleasure to host distinguished guests and keynote speakers.
Keynote speakers include:
- Professor Martin Nakata, the first Torres Strait Islander to graduate with a PhD
- Leah Armstrong, chairperson at Supply Nation – Australia’s leader in Indigenous supplier diversity
- Graham Tanner, “Indigenous Parenting Empowerment” program developer.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea refreshments will be provided.
For more information contact Indigenous Services Tel: +61 7 5456 5889, Indigenous@usc.edu.au.
As this event is on a Saturday, parking will be free.
About the speakers
Professor Martin Nakata
JCU's Pro Vice-Chancellor - Australian Indigenous Education and Strategy. First Torres Strait Islander to graduate with a PhD. Internationally recognised as an outstanding scholar in his own right.
Leah has over 20 years experience in working with Aboriginal communities to create economic independence. CEO of Reconciliation Australia from 2010–2014.
With over 25 years in the Public Service industry Graham Tanner has an emphasis on Community and Empowerment from an Indigenous perspective and is passionate about Indigenous parenting and youth.