The Network is a space that brings together researchers and practitioners from within the Australian National University and from the community and organisations. We help coordinate research collaborations, host seminars and encourage the involvement of new and early-career researchers, as well as students, managers, urban Indigenous policy analysts, and practitioners.
At the Urban Indigenous Research Network, we aim to:
- Enhance mutual learning and development
- Support rigorous, timely, relevant, and theoretically informed urban Indigenous social policy research
- Collaborate on developing resources and knowledge to engage in urban Indigenous social policy debates
- Organise events that develop and communicate urban Indigenous social policy research to a range of audiences
- Adopt an inclusive approach to all those involved in urban Indigenous social policy.
Our research areas:
The network is engaged in projects around:
- urban Indigenous-driven development;
- urban Indigenous life projects, urban environment practices, research and policy;
- social, economic, health and wellbeing status of urban Indigenous peoples;
- urban transformative reconciliation and recognition;
- race, whiteness and racism in urban contexts;
- locally acceptable research partnerships and research in urban localities;
- urban and peri-urban expansion and the protection and maintenance of cultural connections of Indigenous people to Indigenous sites;
- environmental stewardship across urban spaces.
* We use the term 'Indigenous' because our research focus on both the Australian and international contexts.