Please note: The Call for Papers has now closed. 

Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, UQ's Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)

In association with NAISA President Professor Brendan Hokowhitu and President-elect Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, UQ’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), invites submissions that address the theme Indigenous Futures and Sustaining Liveliness.

We welcome proposals from faculty members, students, community-based scholars, Elders and professionals who are woking in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies. Proposals should be no longer than 200 words and can be in the form of individual papers, panel sessions and roundtables.

If you are accepted to present as part of the conference program, you must be a NAISA member. You can register to become a member on the NAISA website. All NAISA members who register for the conference will receive a registration fee subsidy. Due to time zone differences, sessions will be recorded and available for members to access on the NAISA website.

Due to COVID-19 and venue restrictions, we will have a strict limit of 80 in-person attendees.

Please note: To maximise representation at the conference, presenters will be limited to one session. The Host Committee reserves the right to disqualify proposals if participants are part of more than one proposal. However, participants are permitted to both chair and present or chair and comment within one session. The Host Committee may recruit those with successful proposals to be panel chairs and commentators.


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