CALL FOR PAPERS
WINHEC JOURNAL 2012
The World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium invites papers or articles for the 2012 edition of the WINHEC Journal.
This will be a WINHEC Journal (Conference Edition) in that all papers to be presented at the WINHEC Research Conference, Celebrating & Sustaining Indigenous Knowledge in times of Global Change, 19-20th September, are to be submitted through the Editor (see below).
The Journal is a publication dedicated to the exploration and advancement of issues related to Indigenous education, research, culture and language along with numerous other matters which are central to the lives of nations and members of WINHEC.
The 2012 edition will be published and launched, in printed and online format and will be launched during the 16-18 September 2012 meeting of WINHEC.
The theme of this edition is aligned with the Conference and, is to be:
Indigenous Voices: Indigenous Youth, Change and Sustainability
Papers can be focused around the following issues:
How do we celebrate and sustain Indigenous Knowledges? What is the role of research in sustaining families and communities? Youth Access to the Elders and other knowledge holders as a way of balancing their modern western education with their traditions and cultures. How do they approach this challenge? How can they maintain their Indigenous Knowledges and Languages? How can research assist youth in maintaining their cultural way of knowing and being, in the context of social and familial change? What initiatives are being developed to assist Youth to maintain pride in their identity? Enhancing Indigenous Wellbeing – engaging the skills and knowledge within communities to optimise opportunities within Indigenous communities. Sustainable Indigenous Cultures through traditional knowledge and values - promoting Indigenous wellbeing through healthy families.
This is an opportunity for Youth, Elders, Educators and other Indigenous representatives to share ideas and thoughts about the future for their communities, cultures and education systems and the role they believe research can play in these endeavours.
Articles of up to 6000 words are due by June 30, 2012.
Guidelines for development and submission of articles are outlined below. For more information, please contact:
Professor Veronica Arbon
Chair of Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Institute of Koorie Education
WINHEC Journal, 2012
Previous editions of the Journal can be accessed online at www.win-hec.org