Indigenous Archives Collective Panel on research and the Tandanya declaration

Members of the Indigenous Archives Collective contributed a panel discussion at the 2020 Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) conference which is usually held in Prato (Italy). Due to COVID-19, the CIRN hosted an online event instead – the #CIRN2020 .virtual webinar series.

Duncan Loxton, Kirsten Thorpe, Rose Barrowcliffe, Monica Galassi and Tasha James discussed themes around the role of research in either responding to, or informing, the recently released International Council on Archives Tandanya – Adelaide Declaration.

The statement was officially launched in 2019 as a part of the summit “Challenging and Decolonising the Archive” in Adelaide, South Australia. The speakers spoke about their experiences and opinions regarding themes such as the importance of research for Aboriginal self-determination, access to archives, Indigenous Intellectual and Cultural Property (ICIP) rights and ownership of transnational archives, recognition and identity.

The Indigenous Archives Collective would like to thank participants who made the time to attend the session, and the organisers of #CIRN2020 to give space to this important conversation.

Find out more watching the video below: