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Reconciliation, Opportunities for, and Wellbeing of First Nations Peoples: Yarning and learning together - Call for Papers


From: Thursday February 2, 2023, 12:00 am

To: Friday February 3, 2023, 12:00 am

Call for papers: We are calling for papers that analyse interview, survey, cohort, experimental, scanner or administrative data to better understand the facilitators and hurdles of achieving good outcomes for First Nations Peoples in Australia and around the world. The themes of the workshop are broad: we are encouraging submissions on child and youth development, emotional wellbeing, intergenerational trauma and racism, health outcomes and labour markets, economic and educational opportunities, welfare dependence, self-determination and self-sufficiency, community development and public policy. Papers that provide insights into how data can be used to contribute to a national reconciliation effort and how Indigenous data sovereignty can be operationalised are particularly welcome.

When & where will this workshop take place? 2-3 February 2023 at the Charles Perkins Centre, Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney.

Who funds this workshop? The workshop is sponsored by the Economic Society of Australia, National Health and Medical Research Council (Against the Odds project), ARC Life Course Centre, and University of Sydney School of Economics & the Charles Perkins Centre.

What’s this workshop about? This event aims to bring together researchers interested in the opportunities for and wellbeing of First Nations peoples. The event provides an opportunity for researchers of any background to present, discuss and learn about (1) quantitative (data) analyses of economic outcomes and policy/program evaluations, (2) the availability of data through which First Nation peoples’ outcomes can be analysed, (3) the importance of Indigenous data sovereignty and what this means for non-Indigenous researchers, and (4) Indigenous research methods and ways of communication. The event also provides an opportunity to make connections and facilitate collaborations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers. There will be invited speakers from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds. We are privileged to have Professor Pat Dudgeon (University of Western Australia) as our keynote speaker.

If you have a paper/extended abstract that suits the workshop theme, please submit it to reconciliationworkshop@gmail.com by Friday 25 November 2022. Decisions about paper acceptances will be made by 2 December 2022. Submissions from First Nations researchers, higher degree research students and early career researchers are particularly encouraged.

Register for the event here.


Reconciliation, Opportunities for, and Wellbeing of First Nations Peoples: Yarning and learning together - Call for Papers

Charles Perkins Centre, Camperdown Campus,, University of Sydney NSW 2000

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