In November, Indigenous Accountants Australia (IAA) Relationship Manager Richard Hurst attended the 2018 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Conference (NATSIEC) in Glenelg, South Australia.
The theme of the conference was ‘Engage, Empower and Excel’.
Leaders and educators from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from around Australia came together to share ideas about education, identity and culture. Keynote speeches from community leaders and 40 breakout sessions covered topics including educator training and pedagogy, STEM, perspectives on education and supporting students, perspectives on advocacy, language and culture, and implementing technologies in education and health.
Attendees explored the education sector with case studies, interactive workshops and, of course, a beautiful cultural program. The conference concluded with an announcement that the World’s Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) would be held in Adelaide in 2020.
WIPCE attracts, practitioners, scholars, students and communities from First Nation communities from all over the world and will see global leaders in Indigenous education discuss strategies and advancements in this sector.
Read more about NATSIEC here.
Read about WIPCE here.