Professor Mick Dodson AM is a member of the Yawuru peoples - the traditional owners of land and waters in the Broome area of the southern Kimberley region of Western Australia. He has been the Director of the National Centre for Indigenous Studies since its inception in 2005. Professor Mick Dodson has been a prominent advocate on land rights and other issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as a vigorous advocate of the rights and interests of indigenous peoples around the world. In 2009, Professor Dodson was named Australian of the Year by the National Australia Day Council. The ANU Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Schimdt announced Professor Dodson's retirement late 2017. Professor Dodson retires on 30 March 2018.
In this Final Lecture Professor Dodson will be addressing his journey at ANU, the story behind establishment of the National Centre for Indigenous Studies, addressing the current status of the Centre and what his hope is for the Indigenous Studies at ANU.
Please submit your burning questions on Indigenous Research to firstname.lastname@example.org and Professor Dodson can address some of these on the night.