Storying the future: First Nations and education in decolonising Australia

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This is a past event.
Storying the future: First Nations and education in decolonising Australia
6:00pm – 8:00pm (Melbourne time zone)
Monash Peninsula Campus and Online live stream
Free (Limited light refreshments provided)
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We create the future through the stories we tell – about who we are, who we want to be and the place we want in a world that is also changing. An esteemed panel of scholars and education leaders will challenge us to think about the stories we need to tell about Indigenous knowledges, languages and cultures in creating the future of Australia.

Starting from the premise that education systems have an extraordinarily powerful impact on what stories are even possible to tell, we will hear inclusive narratives built out of truth, reconciliation and learning. This lively panel discussion will reimagine how First Nations’ peoples can help us shape a different and more powerful sense of who we are and who we can be that live on these lands, and of a nation going through a long process of decolonisation.

Important information regarding COVID-19: This event is currently scheduled to be a hybrid event, with a limited number of attendees joining us on-campus at Monash University, Clayton Campus. If we are unable to host the event in person due to COVID -19 restrictions, the event will take place exclusively online. We will provide attendees with further updates in due course. You must not attend the in-person event if you are not fully vaccinated, have a medical exemption and/or are unwell. Get tested for COVID-19 if you have any of the following symptoms, however mild – fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of sense of taste or smell – and stay home until you’ve received a negative result. For information about testing, visit the Department of Health website. We will continue to follow our COVID Safe plan to ensure we meet the latest health and safety requirements set out by the Victorian Government. We're committed to adapting our event experiences and operations to ensure the health and safety of our community and we will keep the community informed as the situation continues to evolve. For the latest COVID-19 information and updates to Monash University operations, please visit our COVID-19 updates website.

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Event Schedule

Arrival, registrations, limited light refreshments and networking for in person attendees
Panel presentation commences in room and online
Questions from audience
Event concludes


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