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Distinguished Professor Marcia Langton AO

Anthropologist, geographer and academic
Address to the National Press Club of Australia

Wednesday, 6 September 2023

The National Press Club of Australia

Distinguished Professor Marcia Langton AO, Anthropologist, Geographer & Academic will Address the National Press Club of Australia.

Distinguished Professor Marcia Langton is a descendant of the Iman people of Central and South Western Queensland. 

She is an anthropologist, geographer and public intellectual, and has made an enormous contribution to Australia.

Marcia is recognised internationally for her ground-breaking work modernising the mining industry’s engagement with Indigenous people, particularly in the difficult area of negotiating and settling agreements.

Her research has established a body of data examining public and private sector practices of negotiation and settlement with Indigenous groups in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and elsewhere. This innovative approach, incorporating detailed case studies of good practice models, extended analysis of agreement-making into new territory, informing practitioners and scholars worldwide.

Marcia has contributed to education policy nationally, and established new courses of study at universities, ensuring the inclusion of Indigenous students and Indigenous knowledge in education. This work is driven by the recognition of education’s critical role in Aboriginal cultural survival.

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