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Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane, former immigration minister Amanda Vanstone, media executive Marina Go, cultural consultant Tasneem Chopra and historian Frank Bongiorno with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay
Defining Moments panel discussion, 21 September 2016
How have Australian attitudes toward immigration changed over the decades? In what ways has postwar immigration contributed to and changed Australia? Part of the Defining Moments in Australian History project.
Wallaroo rugby union player Louise Burrows, author John Harms, Australian Rugby League Commissioner Dr Chris Sarra, former Matildas player Sally Shipard and Olympic swimmer Christian Sprenger with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay
Defining Moments panel discussion, 18 August 2016
What Australia’s love of sport says about us a nation, how it has shaped our culture and whether sport is a vehicle for social change. Part of the Defining Moments in Australian History project.
David Arnold, Jude Barlow, Gordon Briscoe, Trevor Buzzacott, Brian Doolan, Gabi Hollows, Michael Loebenstein, Ray Martin, Rose Murray
20 May 2016
Recollections of surgeon and humanitarian Fred Hollows and his work to improve health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, on the 40th anniversary of the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program.
Associate Professor David Garneau, Fine Arts, University of Regina, Saskatchewan
Métis artist and academic David Garneau’s ‘From artefact necropolis to living rooms: Indigenous and at home in non-colonial museums’, on the importance of First Nation peoples working in museums to influence how they are understood and represented.
Jim Enote, Director, A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Centre, New Mexico
Zuni tribal member and museum director Jim Enote on his life working in cultural heritage in terms of seasons, and the current flowering of ideas and practices planted many years ago.
June Oscar AO, CEO, Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre
Bunuba woman and Indigenous leader June Oscar on the new relationship between Indigenous people and museums and the spirit of reconciliation reawakened by equal partnerships in the exchange of historical truths.
Dr Jennifer Kramer, Curator of the Pacific Northwest, Museum of Anthropology and Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Jennifer Kramer on ‘Indigenous cultural belongings in the museum and the work of figurative repatriation’, where museums and First Nations peoples work together to share custodianship of cultural materials.
Dr Richard West Jr, CEO, Autry Museum of the American West; Founding Director, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Cheyenne Arapaho citizen and museum director Richard West Jr on the impact of repatriation legislation on museums and Native communities in the United States and what that experience suggests for museums in the 21st century.
Dr Richard West Jr, Professor Paul Tapsell, Dr Dawn Casey, Dr Richard Luarkie and Associate Professor David Garneau with ABC presenter Geraldine Doogue
Distinguished First Nations people from Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia discuss the negotiation between their traditions and their place in the modern world. What role do museums and artefacts have in this negotiation?
Dr Mathew Trinca Director, National Museum of Australia
Museum director Mathew Trinca on the strength and potency of objects in the Encounters exhibition, their impact on Indigenous and non-Indigenous people today and how museums can empower Indigenous communities to manage collections.