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Exploring Global Indigenous Insights on Australia's Voice Referendum and its Future Implications


Join us on 11 October for a thought-provoking event hosted by the University of Tasmania's College of Arts, Law, and Education, in collaboration with the School of Social Sciences. Against the backdrop of Australia's upcoming referendum on The Voice this event will offer a unique international perspective on questions of sovereignty and representation.

Through the lens of Indigenous Data Sovereignty and guided by esteemed global Indigenous thought leaders, we will delve into the potential ramifications of adopting or rejecting The Voice. With heated debates and polarising arguments here in Australia, the event aims to offer a chance for contemplation and insight guided by expert international perspectives.

By engaging leading Indigenous experts from around the world, we seek to explore how Australia's stance on The Voice could shape how we think about data, sovereignty and representation over the years ahead. We will reflect on the possibilities, opportunities, and challenges that lie ahead, and consider how other societies are grappling with the benefits that better technology and new information systems can offer.

Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to gain fresh insights and gain a broader understanding of the potential consequences as we examine the global context of Indigenous governance and evolving approaches to Indigenous Data Sovereignty.


Speaker's Bio


Dr. Jacob Prehn, the inaugural Associate Dean Indigenous for the College of Arts, Law, and Education (CALE) at the University of Tasmania, brings a wealth of expertise to the forthcoming public lecture, "Exploring Global Indigenous Insights on Australia's Voice Referendum and its Future Implications."

By engaging esteemed global Indigenous thought leaders, Jacob and his colleagues aim to provide unique international perspectives that shed light on the potential ramifications of adopting or rejecting The Voice, especially as it pertains to Indigenous Data Sovereignty.

Jacob's extensive experience, including his previous role as Senior Indigenous Fellow in Social Work and his tenure as the former acting CEO of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA), make him a key figure in the ongoing dialogue surrounding Indigenous issues in Australia.


To register for this event, please click here

http://www.utas.edu.au/events/2023/october/aiia-seminar-international-perspectives-on-indigenous-sovereignty-part-of-the-college-of-arts,-law-and-education

Oct 11, 2023

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (GMT+11)

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Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS Building, 20 Castray Esplanade, Hobart

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