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The importance of sport and organisation in remote Indigenous communities.
Sport is a high profile area of Australian popular culture where Indigenous people have a long and proud record of achieving excellence despite a history of socio-economic disadvantage and political discrimination. Participation in sport creates opportunities for Aboriginal youth to develop leadership skills and make positive contributions to their individual well being of that of their communities. In this talk, Associate Professor Barry Judd, RMIT Indigenous Specialisation, and Dr Tim Butcher, RMIT Global Indigeneity and Reconciliation Program Unit will explore the ways in which grass-roots participation in sport can empower Aboriginal youth to develop the skill set that will enable them to assume positions of leadership within their communities and beyond.
Associate Professor Barry Judd, is a descendent of the Pitjantjatjara people of North West South Australia and British immigrants who settled on the Victorian goldfields in the 1850s. Barry has a growing research interest and expertise in explorations of Australian identity and the process of cultural interchange between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Australia since 1770.Barry's research enables him to further develop his interest concerning constructions of Australian citizenship and Australian nationalism, Aboriginal affairs policy and administration. Dr Tim Butcher is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management, who researches the intersections between organisation and community in a post-colonial world.
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