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Batchelor Institute would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sovereign people of the lands on which our campuses are located. As we share our knowledge, teaching and learning and engage in research practices within this Institution and/or conduct business with a variety of external agencies and organisations, we must always pay respect to the sovereign status of our hosts. May their Ancestors always be remembered and honoured, their Elders listened to and respected, all members treated with dignity and fairness — in the present and well into the future.

We also acknowledge and pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever with our hosts, custodianship of country and the binding relationship they have with the land. Batchelor Institute extends this acknowledgment and expression of respect to all sovereign custodians — past, present and emerging. By expressing Acknowledgement of Country we encourage all to extend and practice respect to all First Nations people wherever their lands are located.

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1974 - 2024 Learning Journeys, Land and Language Symposium
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Call for abstracts

The Learning Journeys, Land & Language (1974-2024) symposium hosted by Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education is calling for abstracts of papers to be considered for presentation. The symposium commemorates the Institute’s 50th anniversary in 2024 and will be held at the Institute’s Batchelor campus 13-14 August 2024. Papers are invited from past Institute graduates in particular to share the story of your journeys – educational, professional and cultural – while studying at the Institute and beyond. Papers are also invited from presenters with other Institute connections and more broadly from academics, researchers and knowledge holders whose work enlivens the symposium’s themes of land and language from an educational perspective.

Abstracts will be considered for presentations of 15-20 minutes duration. Symposium papers/presentations will also be considered for publication in a subsequent issue of the Institute’s Ngoonjook, Australian First Nations’ Journal. For related travel and accommodation enquiries, please contact the email address below.

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Key dates:

Submission deadline for abstracts: Sunday 31 March 2024

Notification of abstract outcomes: Friday 19 April 2024

Symposium: Tuesday 13 August – Wednesday 14 August 2024, Batchelor Institute’s Batchelor campus

Attend the event

The symposium is part of a broader program of 50-anniversary-related events in August at the Institute’s Batchelor and Alice Springs campuses, and will be an opportunity to reflect on, explore and celebrate the challenges and successes of the past decades in readiness for a stronger, learning-rich future.

Stay tuned for the final list of presenting talent.

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