First Nations Speaker Series
GML Heritage and the Research Centre for Deep History at the Australian National University, are pleased to present a ‘First Nations Speaker Series’. This series creates space for a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to talk about history, heritage and culture.
Guests are invited to the in-person event at our Sydney office to listen to, and engage with, a range of presenters who will discuss key themes in First Nations heritage and culture and issues affecting people today.
Key themes for the First Nations Speaker Series include:
- Connection to country
- Ancestral remains/Repatriation
- Destruction of cultural heritage and cultural harm
- Heritage reform (Local and National)
- Recent and contemporary Aboriginal connections to place
- Deep history/time
- Histories of place
- Hidden histories
- Shared histories
- Settler colonialism
- More-than-human relations
Talk 1: Ongoing Responsibilities and Findings Answers
Our first talk was held on 13 May 2021. Dr Leah Lui-Chivizhe presented a talk called ‘Ongoing Responsibilities’ and Finding Answers’, about the challenges of working with collections gathered during colonisation—specifically ancestral remains—and the unresolved issues this creates for First Nations people.