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Jakelin Troy

Director of AIATSIS Research, Indigenous Social and Cultural Wellbeing Jakelin is a Ngarigu woman whose country is the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. She is the mother of one beautiful little girl. Jakelin’s academic research is diverse but has a focus on languages and linguistics, anthropology and visual arts. She is particularly interested in Australian languages of New South Wales and ‘contact languages’. Her doctoral research was into the development of NSW Pidgin. Since 2001 Jakelin has been developing curriculum for Australian schools with a focus on Australian language programs. Her most recent project is to co-write the National Languages Curriculum framework document for ACARA. She previously worked on major government initiatives in Indigenous affairs including developing and writing the Native Title Act, managing Commonwealth land rights legislation, and, managing national languages and broadcasting programs. She began life as an academic researching Indigenous anthropology and linguistics. Jakelin has lived and studied in Mexico and Japan where she was able to develop her interest in the art, culture and languages of those countries. She is particularly interested in world ‘Indigenous art’ and has recently been developing her own art practice in the area of ceramics. 

My Presenters Sessions

Sunday, June 9
 

2:30pm AEST