RAP Conference - 22 May - 24 May, 2024

Course description

The RAP Conference at Flinders University is a three-day event, scheduled from Wednesday, 22nd May to Friday, 24th May 2024. This conference is an enriching platform for staff and students to engage in a variety of cultural activities and discussions centred around the University's Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). https://www.flinders.edu.au/reconciliation-action-plan

The conference commences with an Opening including a Welcome to Country by Jack Buckskin and an introduction to the RAP Conference program from Co-Chairs of the University's RAP Oversight Committee, Professor Simone Ulalka Tur (Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous) and Professor Jonathan Craig (Vice President and Executive Dean, College of Medicine and Public Health).

The first day of the conference is packed with events and activities including a campus tour, an art workshop by Kuma Kaaru, and presentations from Colleges/Portfolios on their RAP initiatives.

The subsequent days continue to offer a blend of educational and cultural experiences. Highlights include a cultural tour of the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre at Warriparinga, Indigenous strategies presentations from Pro Vice Chancellor (Indigenous) Professor Simone Ulalka Tur and staff from the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, insightful discussions about Indigenous employment and the University's Indigenous Workforce Strategy, and keynote from Associate Professor Ali Gumillya Baker.

Art and weaving workshops, cultural tours, and entertainment will be offered throughout the conference schedule, ensuring a vibrant and engaging atmosphere.

Please note that the conference schedule is subject to change, and participants are encouraged to check for updates regularly. We look forward to your active participation in making this event a success.

KEYNOTE: Associate Professor Ali Gumillya Baker, from the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

Ali is a Mirning woman from the Nullarbor region of South Australia and member of The Unbound Collective, which brings together years of research in a performance that moves through spaces that have historically seen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians excluded and reduced to tell untold chapters of Australia's true history. https://www.flinders.edu.au/college-humanities-arts-social-sciences/unbound

View the full program here https://www.flinders.edu.au/content/dam/images/reconciliation-action-plan/2024-rap-conference-schedule.pdf 

For more information about the Conference please email reconcilation@flinders.edu.au


Jonathan Craig
College of Medicine and Public Health

Simone Tur
Indigenous Strategy and Engagement

Type of course


Who should attend

Students and staff are invited.

What you will learn

You will hear how Flinders University is working towards advancing reconciliation through its Indigenous education and engagement strategies.

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