Nyiyanang wuunggalu!

When & Where

  • From 01-02-20  
  • To 31-03-20 
  • Location Canberra Rex Hotel

    150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon Australian Capital Territory, 2612, Canberra Rex Hotel.


AIATSIS is hosting a second symposium on Indigenous culture and policy in early 2020.

Nyiyanang wuunggalu! Indigenous insights into effective policy engagement and design.

  • Dates, speakers, cost and registration details for this event will be available soon.

In the Dhanggati language nyiyanang wuunggalu means ‘let’s work together’. Our use of this phrase highlights that, although governments commonly reference ideas about ‘co-design’, ‘place-based’ policy, and working ‘with’ Indigenous peoples, these ideas are often not translated into practice.

In this symposium, we will explore what it means to develop policy and programs in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. By bringing together community leaders, policymakers and researchers, we aim to shape contemporary policy and practice as well as identify the skills required and challenges to overcome.

Day one – Symposium

  • Six leading Indigenous policy influencers will unpack what it means to ‘work together’. Speakers, representing a diversity of backgrounds will offer their insights and perspective over the course of the day and raise some of the significant questions for discussion.

Day two – Workshop

  • The workshop will further develop ideas raised on Day One and tease out the challenges of implementing theory ‘on the ground’. Further details will be announced when registrations open.

This is the second Symposium in our series on Culture and Policy, exploring improved policymaking through the nexus of community, policymaking and research perspectives.

Please direct any enquiries to ICH@aiatsis.gov.au


Saturday, 1 February 2020 to Tuesday, 31 March 2020


Canberra Rex Hotel
150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon
Australian Capital Territory

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