A female elder and senior lecturer with Charles Darwin University has been appointed to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). Dr Payi-Linda Ford, a senior lecturer with CDU’s School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems, is an elder of the Rak Mak Mak Marranunggu peoples from Kurrindju (Finniss River), in the Northern Territory. She is acknowledged for her contribution to promoting cross-cultural diversity and awareness of, and respect for, indigenous knowledge systems and the benefit they hold for all Australians. She is currently on secondment as a senior indigenous policy officer in the NT Department of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources. AIATSIS is Australia’s leading centre for quality, community-based research about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and lifestyles, past and present.
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