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Cancellation of the First Nations Policy Futures National Conference, 8-10 December 2021

The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), at the Australian National University, regrettably informs the cancellation of First Nations Policy Futures National Conference from 8-10 December 2021.

In challenging times due to the current pandemic situation, CAEPR has a responsibility to ensure that all communities remain safe. The Conference and its incredible impact was to be from the coming together of many sectors and communities across the country, connecting, looking to the future. The current pandemic makes it hard for many to travel, and thus this difficult decision has been made.

For any enquiries regarding the conference cancellation please contact Minda Murray, CAEPR,

We look forward to working with communities and sectors in many other ways to create positive impact and change.

Conference themes and streams

The Conference has three themes:

Showcasing culture

As part of the conference, ANU will be hosting a small-scale festival of culture and connection, story and art. Drawing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expressions and knowledges through music, dance, stories, film, language, science and art (including the many cultural treasures that reside in ANU), the festival will allow participants to engage in deep reflection and conversations about our collective stories, relationships, connections, custodianship of cultural spaces and possibilities.

Keynote Speakers

Romlie Mokak
Mr Romlie Mokak
June Oscar
Ms June Oscar

Key Dates