JIT Faculty Teach at October in Sydney 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to offer our “January in Tucson” (JIT) Indigenous governance education curriculum during “October in Sydney 2017.” The Jumbunna Institute will convene its Indigenous Nation Building International Workshop Series from October 19 – November 4, 2018, and replicate several of our Native nation-building, Indigenous governance, and Indigenous data education sessions.

Indigenous Nations Building International Workshop Series
Image courtesy University of Technology Sydney

Six of our regular JIT faculty will facilitate “October in Sydney 2017” sessions, including Drs. Miriam Jorgensen, Stephanie Carroll Rainie (Ahtna Athabascan) and Stephen Cornell and Executive Director Joan Timeche (Hopi) from NNI; Jaime Pinkham (Nez Perce), Executive Director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission; and Prof. Daryle Rigney (Ngarrindjeri) from Flinders University. Long-time JIT advocate Dr. Alison Vivian from UTS and JIT 2016 participant Dean Jarrett (Gumbaynggirr) will also facilitate tribal self-governance workshops.

“October in Sydney 2017” is designed to help Indigenous and ally participants practically apply Indigenous research and tribal policy analysis  to help develop capable governing institutions that promote Indigenous nation rebuilding efforts.

JIT faculty and staff are excited to expand the global reach of our Indigenous governance education resources and hope to see some of our “October in Sydney 2017” Australian colleagues at JIT 2018!