Jodie has over 15 years experience working in the GLAM sector at community, state, national and international levels and her career highlights include undertaking cross-cultural exchanges with Palawa, Māori, and Native American communities during leadership programs. These experiences have fuelled her passion to assist with the preservation, interpretation and access of Indigenous stories and cultural materials in collections. Jodie believes that Indigenous agency and self-representation in GLAM is crucial to share culturally accurate and appropriate knowledge of Indigenous cultural practices and histories.
Jodie Dowd is a Noongar (Menang, Gitja, Wangai) weaver and curator who was born and raised on Gunai/Kurnai Country in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
Jodie is currently working at Aboriginal Affairs NSW on Gadigal Country, assisting Stolen Generation Survivors and their direct descendants in NSW to access their records in the Aborigines Welfare Board and Chief Secretary Archives. Jodie is also on the Aboriginal Affairs NSW Digitisation and Re-Indexation Steering Committee and the Melbourne University Nginyarn Steering Committee to make historic language manuscripts accessible online.