// Upcoming

113656 FAR Indigenous Perspectives A3 PosterDecolonising Criminal Justice: Indigenous Perspectives on Social Harm // 24-25 November 2016

The Forum on Indigenous Research Excellence (FIRE) invites staff, students and community members to attend its upcoming Symposium. 

Day One will include discussions on: Aboriginal justice practices; counter-colonial perspectives on justice; decolonising policing; Aboriginal people, justice and mental health; Indigenous criminology; a retrospective of state responses to Indigenous peoples. Day Two will comprise a series of Yarning Circles.


Dr Virginia Marshall || Healing a Fractured Society: Moving Beyond a Flawed Justice System.

Kanat Wano || Poverty of Spirit: The Social Incarceration of Colonised Peoples, to now Rebuilding our ‘Abundance of Spirit’ – A Justice Perspective.

Dr Juan Tauri and Professor Chris Cunneen || Towards an Indigenous Criminology: Critical Reflections on Epistemology, Practice and Critique.

Dr Biko Agozino || The Withering Away of Law: An Indigenous Perspective on the Decolonisation of the Criminal Justice System and Criminology.

Dr Amanda Porter || Outsider Criminology: Lessons for Criminology from Beyond the Ivory Tower.

Ass/Prof Thalia Anthony Prof Juanita Sherwood || A Decolonising Critique of the Disciplining and Disciplinary Inwardness of Criminology.

Moana Jackson || The Abolition of Prisons and Indigenous Self-Determination.

For the symposium schedule, click here. For the full list of presenter biographies and paper abstracts, click here.

For further information: contact the convenor, Juan Tauri at

When: 24-25 November 2016
Where: University of Wollongong
Register: here

// Past

12189370_888655637883050_3608069835711400545_oReterritorialising social media: Indigenous people rise up // 26-27 November 2015

Indigenous social media spaces and social and cultural connectedness; Indigenous social movements and global solidarity


Luke Pearson || IndigenousX
IndigenousX: A Perpetual Work In Progress

Leesa Watego || Deadly Bloggers
Even the Activist’s Gotta Eat: Taking Ownership, Building Platforms

Katie Kamelamela || Project Mauna Kea
The Protect Mauna Kea Movement: Since Before the Overthrow in 1893

Shannon Rivers
At the Border: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the US and Mexico

Acushla Sciascia
Social media and the opportunities for expression and action of tino rangatiratanga (self-determination)

Tuiloma Lina Samu
Navigation and Negotiation of FamBamz on Facebook

FLYER-1gpgtotCultured Queer // Queering Culture: Indigenous Perspectives On Queerness // 19-20 February 2015

Radical, Critical, Transforming, Challenging, Illuminating, and Undoing


Qwo-Li Driskill || Assistant Professor of Queer Studies, Oregon State University, Cherokee writer, activist and performer.
Insurrections: Indigenous Sexualities, Genders and Decolonial Resistance

Tawhanga Nopera || Maori artist, of Te Arawa, Tainui and Ngapuhi descent
Tranny tricks: The blending and contouring of Raranga research

Alex Wilson || Associate Professor and Academic Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre, University of Saskatchewan, from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation
Our Coming In Stories: Cree identity, body sovereignty and gender self

Sandy O’Sullivan || Research Leader, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, ARC Senior Indigenous Researcher of Wiradjuri heritage
Queering ideas of Aboriginality: response in repose

Madeleine Clark || Bundjalung writer and academic, Indigenous Studies Department, University of Melbourne
Indigenous Subjectivity in Australia: Are we Queer?

Andrew Farrell || PhD candidate, University of Wollongong
Can You See Me? Queer Margins in Aboriginal Communities

This symposium was presented by Daniel Browning and featured on ABC’s Radio National program, Awaye! Click here to access the entire radio episode.