Ben Wyatt to deliver 2015 Nulungu Reconciliation Lecture at Notre Dame

14 August 2015


Mr Ben Wyatt

The State Member for Victoria Park and the shadow minister for Aboriginal Affairs; Native Title; Kimberley; and Pilbara, Ben Wyatt MLA, will deliver the annual Nulungu Reconciliation Lecture at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus on Thursday 20 August 2015.

Launched in 2008 to coincide with the establishment of the Nulungu Research Institute on the Broome Campus, the lecture series provides a forum for prominent Indigenous speakers to share their views on topics that contribute to the ongoing pursuit of reconciliation.

Within ongoing discussions about the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and proposed amendments to the Aboriginal Heritage Act taking place across the country, Mr Wyatt will discuss ways of building relationships with Australia’s Indigenous communities, informed by a dynamic Aboriginal cultural experience at the centre of the nation’s identity.

“We stand at an opportune time for this nation to embrace the reality that Aboriginal cultural heritage is fundamental to the identity of all Australians,” Mr Wyatt said.

The Nulungu Reconciliation Lecture has attracted some of Australia’s most influential Indigenous identities. Past speakers include: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda; Indigenous Reconciliation advocate, Professor Patrick Dodson; Aboriginal soprano and actress, Deborah Cheetham AO; Chief Executive Officer of Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre, June Oscar AO, and Youth Campaign Coordinator of Recognise This and Notre Dame graduate, Peter Dawson.

Download the Speech here.

View the Event Poster here

Event information

Date: Thursday 20 August 2015
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: The University of Notre Dame Australia, Multi-Purpose Hall, 88 Guy Street, Broome

To register for this event, please contact Shulyn Hunter on (08) 9192 0670 or email shulyn.hunter@nd.edu.au

MEDIA CONTACT
Leigh Dawson: Tel (08) 9433 0569; Mob 0405 441 093; leigh.dawson@nd.edu.au