NI News

Nikki CurtinCultural tourism building understanding

18 March 2019

The opportunities for tourism to be a vehicle for greater understanding of Indigenous cultures in Australia, and the possible benefits for the reconciliation process, are being investigated by a PhD candidate from Charles Darwin University’s Northern Institute.

Nikki Curtin’s research seeks to look at tourism within a broader context than just the economic impacts.

“Indigenous tourism has social and cultural dimensions as well as economic. It has the potential to improve non-Indigenous Australians’ understanding and contact with Indigenous people and can cross the cultural divide,” Nikki said.  Read more.....

Academic Promotion

NI researchers work recognised

14 March 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to NI researchers Dr Linda Ford, Dr Kerstin Zander & Dr Andrew Taylor on being awarded Academic Promotion - very well-deserved recognition.

Barry Judd Converstaion storyThe summer bushfires you didn’t hear about, and the invasive species fuelling them - The Conversation

12 March 2019

An article by Professor Barry Judd, Professor in Indigenous Social Research, Northern Institute, and Christine Schlesinger, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science and Ecology, Charles Darwin University.

Read the full article HERE

IWD 2019

NI Celebrates International Women's Day 2019

11 March 2019

Over 85 guests gathered on CDU campus March 8 for Northern Institute’s annual International Women’s Day event last week. This year Northern Institute (NI) celebrated #IWD2019 with an afternoon event of inspiring speakers followed by sparkling and nibbles.

NI Director and Dean of the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts & Society Professor Ruth Wallace MC'd and Bilawara Lee, CDU’s Indigenous Academic in Residence provided the Welcome to Country.

The event was officially opened by Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O'Halloran, NT Administrator then followed a selection of presentations by diverse voices including:

- Dr Elaine ‘Lawurrpa’ Maypilama, Indigenous Academic & Leader
- Mr Charlie King OAM, Anti-Family Violence Campaigner
- Dr Belinda Chaplin, Transgender Women’s Advocate

This year’s International Women's Day theme was #BalanceforBetter. This was the ninth year the Northern Institute has held an event celebrating International Women's Day on CDU campus.

Each year the money raised from cupcake sales and gold coin donations go to a worthy charity - this year NI collected for White Ribbon Australia to help stop violence against women. You can donate directly to White Ribbon Australia at their website here

View the pics of the event HERE


Fords in Hawai

NI experts hold workshops in Hawaii

28 February 2019

This week Dr Payi Linda Ford, Chloe & Emily Ford along with Dr Clint Bracknell of Edith Cowan University are at the 6th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC 6) at University of Hawai'i at Manoa holding several 'Talk Story Sessions' on best-practice techniques for recording, documenting & archiving songs in endangered languages.Here they are pictured together at the conference.

You can visit the conference website to view the program HERE


Get ready for International Women’s Day March 8

27 February 2019

This year International Women's Day falls on a Friday (or Fri-YAY!) so Northern Institute have decided to mark it a little differently...with an after work event. We still have an amazing line up of inspiring speakers but we'll follow with drinks and yummy nibbles to start your weekend off.

The opening will be given by Her Hon The Administrator Vicki O’Halloran AM and special guest speakers include:
Mr Charlie King, Anti-Family Violence Campaigner
Dr Elaine ‘Lawurrpa’ Maypilama, Indigenous Academic & Leader
Dr Belinda Chaplin, Transgender Women’s Advocate

Women and men are encouraged to grab a friend (or 3!), hear amazing stories, enjoy truly delicious refreshments and celebrate International Women’s Day with Northern Institute on Friday 8 March 4pm at the CDU Theatre (Orange 3).

This is a FREE and open to the public event but registration is essential. REGISTER ONLINE


Workshop to examine ‘realist’ research, evaluation

20 February 2019

An intensive five-day workshop beginning 4 March at CDU’s Sydney campus will introduce participants to the philosophical assumptions of a realist philosophy of science and their implications for understanding how policies and programs work.

Participants will develop skills in designing and implementing realist research and evaluation, from developing initial questions through to final reporting. The workshop also covers realist review, the realist approach to systematic literature reviews and rapid realist review. Read more....

Ship for world youth

Ship for World Youth visits Darwin

08 February 2019

On 8 February, Professor Ruth Wallace had the honour of representing CDU at the Ship for World Youth (SWY) cocktail reception & dinner on-board the 'Nippon Maru' at Darwin Port, East Arm Wharf. Mr Komagata, Head Administrator SWY, (standing next to Ruth in pic), is wearing a scarf (Yuendumu Design) presented to him by the Vice Chancellor at the official SWY welcome to CDU campus earlier in the week. Mr Komagat wore the scarf to the function and highlighted it during his speech. The Ship for World Youth Program, has over 250 young leaders on board who take part in the program to develop and foster the vision and spirit of international cooperation and global awareness.

To learn more about the Ship For World Youth visit #youthprograms