The 1997 Fulbright symposium, Indigenous cultures in an interconnected world.

Claire Smith, Graeme Ward

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    Abstract

    The 1997 Fulbright symposium, Indigenous cultures in an interconnected world, was held on the lawns of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 24-27 July, 1997. Around 400 people participated in the symposium. Over half of the participants, and one third of the presenters, were Indigenous. A major innovation - and highlight - was the integration of cultural performances and cultural discussions with formal discussions. Grounding the discussions in Indigenous performance and teaching created a strong basis from which Indigenous participants could voicer their opinions in other discussions. This was demonstrated by Aboriginal people from remote areas, who were not scheduled to talk, giving cultural performances on the day and sometimes choosing to participate in panel discussions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)67-69
    Number of pages3
    JournalAustralian Aboriginal Studies
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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