2013 Frank Archibald Memorial Lecture

Published 15 November 2013

Frank ArchibaldThe Frank Archibald Memorial Lecture is an annual event held in honour of Mr Frank Archibald, a revered Aboriginal community member of the Armidale area. Frank Archibald was renowned for his knowledge and interest in all issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly education.

This year the Frank Archibald Memorial Lecture will be presented by Associate Professor Karen L Martin from the School of Education & Professional Studies; Indigenous Research Unit, Griffith University.

Associate Professor Karen Martin is a Noonuccal woman from Minjerripah (North Stradbroke Island – south east Queensland) and also has Bidjara ancestry (central Queensland). She is a qualified early childhood educator who has taught for more than 20 years in Aboriginal Community education services from early childhood, compulsory schooling to adult training in remote, regional and urban areas of Queensland.

Dr Martin will be addressing some of the challenges of Aboriginal Schooling and the need for Aboriginal people to remain grounded in their culture and tradition as they proceed through their formal education.

“It’s not good enough to just get through school and university, if it means losing touch with your people, your culture and the land. Breaking away from those links means you will end up with a lot of schooling, but not an education.”

She is a University Medallist, joint awardee of the AARE Dissertation Award (2007) and NAIDOC Scholar of the Year (2008). Dr Martin has lectured in Indigenous Australian Studies for 25 years and is the Deputy Chair of the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (FaHCSIA), as well as being an academic advisor to the Indigenous Clearinghouse Board (AIHW).

Dr Martin’s work in higher education encompasses some fifteen years and she is currently Associate Professor in the School of Education and Professional Studies and member of the Indigenous Research Unit of Griffith University.

The 2013 Frank Archibald Memorial Lecture
Oorala Aboriginal Centre, UNE
7.30 pm Thursday 28 November 2013
Followed by supper in the foyer
RSVP by Thursday 21 November 2013
P: 02 6773 2411 or e: events.pr@une.edu.au
Please advise any special dietary requirements