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As Victoria and other Australian jurisdictions engage in the early stages of treaty negotiations, it is vital the parties involved have a fundamental understanding of the treaty process.
This Melbourne MicroCert explores the role that treaties have played, and might play, in relations between Indigenous peoples and contemporary settler societies.
It's ideal for people who will be involved in treaty negotiations, including professionals in the public, private and non-profit sectors, as well as First Nations.
Gain a deeper understanding of treaty and other forms of agreement-making
Develop a comprehensive understanding of what defines treaty, and contrast this with other forms of agreement-making between Indigenous peoples and settler states.
Examine treaty relationships historically and today
Draw on historical and international examples to explore the strengths and weaknesses of treaty relationships. Engage with current thinking about treaty, and consider the possibilities and limitations treaties present for transforming contemporary relations.
Understand emerging treaty processes in Australian jurisdictions
Discuss the emergence of the treaty processes in Victoria and other Australian jurisdictions. Consider the principles that should underly contemporary treaties, and how these could inform a treaty in Victoria today.
Who you will learn from
Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.
Professor Sarah Maddison
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts; co-director Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration.
Sarah is interested in work that helps reconceptualise political relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the Australian settler state. She's published widely in this field, including as author or editor of nine books. She's led numerous research projects and was an ARC Future Fellow for 2011-14, undertaking a project that examined reconciliation in Australia, South Africa, Northern Ireland, and Guatemala.
Associate Professor Sana Nakata
Associate Dean, Indigenous, Faculty of Arts; co-founder Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration.
A trained lawyer and political theorist, Sana's research is centred upon developing an approach for thinking politically about childhood in ways that improve the capacity of adult decision-makers to act in their interests. Sana has recently completed an ARC Discovery Indigenous Research Fellowship examining Representations of Children in Australian Political Controversies (2016-2019).
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To take Understanding Treaty as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.
$990.00 AUD (inc GST)
Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.
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