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UniSA’s world-changing Fulbright scholar by Kelly Stone 7 March 2014

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adie Heckenberg from the David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research has been named a 2014 Fulbright scholar by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. Sadie is among 31 recipients from across Australia selected through a rigorous process to travel to America for up to eight to 10 months to further their research. Sadie won the Fulbright Indigenous scholarship which will see her study at the University of Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, at the Centre for Oral History. Sadie’s research aims to address the need to protect Indigenous spoken cultural language. She says by developing her knowledge of Indigenous epistemologies of the Pacific, she will in turn build the depth and strength of research to take back to her home community, the Wiradjuri community in New South Wales. “I am truly excited to be able to study with some of the best minds in the Indigenous oral history field,” Sadie says. “The Hawaiian knowledge systems have been nurtured and maintained by wise Eldership reflected not only through the achievements of Hawaiian

2014 Fulbright scholar Sadie Heckenberg from the David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research

academic research but in society itself.” UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd congratulated Sadie and the other UniSA Fulbright recipient, Suzanne Schultz on their achievements. “These are two exceptional PhD students who through their research can make a real difference in the

world,” Prof Lloyd says. “I congratulate Suzanne and Sadie on their passion for their research and wish them all the best as they head to the US to further their careers.” Sadie’s PhD supervisor is Associate Professor Andrew Gunstone.

National NAIDOC Poster Competition and nominations for the National NAIDOC Awards are now open. Forms are available online at www.naidoc.org.au or at your nearest Indigenous Coordination Centre. Poster competition entries close Friday 28 March. Award nominations close Wednesday 23 April.

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Unisa’s world changing fulbright scholar  

Sadie Heckenberg from the David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research has been named a 2014 Fulbright scholar by the Australi...

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