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Under whose Law?

Powerhouse Theatre

Across the Commonwealth, colonial governments enforced British law, government practices and culture, overruling customary laws, traditions and systems of governance that had been fine-tuned on Country and in Community through centuries. This session examines how women of the First Nations are working for their communities and families in the face of this colonial power and its ongoing legacies. Facilitated by Dr Sandra Phillips Associate Professor, at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, UTS, and including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO, Tracey McIntosh (Ngai Tūhoe) Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Auckland and Canadian author and publisher Kateri Akiwenzie Damm tell it like it is — and share their hopes for the future.

Kateri Akiwenzie Damm’s participation has been supported by the Government of Canada.

Later Event: April 6
Bollywood Dancing