ANZSOG will recognise Indigenous leadership in the public purpose sector by funding two $5000 awards for original videos highlighting an initiative, policy, program or personal story that demonstrates Indigenous strength and leadership in public administration in Australia and New Zealand.
The Awards will be presented at ANZSOG’s Reimagining Public Administration conference in Melbourne in February 2019, and the videos screened to an audience of hundreds of public sector and Indigenous community leaders. All entries will also become part of an ANZSOG initiative to showcase stories of Indigenous success.
Entrants must come from a public sector or not-for-profit organisation (of any size) in Australia or New Zealand, and the team submitting the video should include members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori heritage.
The videos should showcase an initiative, policy, program or personal story that demonstrates Indigenous strength and leadership in public administration. ANZSOG encourages participants to feature Indigenous languages in their videos, and can make arrangements for English subtitling.
The two winners of the competition will receive AUD$5,000 each to be donated to a community, organisation or initiative of their choice.
ANZSOG Deputy Dean (Teaching and Learning) Catherine Althaus, said that the competition aimed to reward and highlight stories of Indigenous achievement.
“Too often the public debate about Indigenous affairs focuses on deficits, on failures and has a sense that things are not improving,” she said.
“It is important that we recognise the strength and resilience of Indigenous peoples and the value of their knowledge and culture.
“ANZSOG wants to provide spaces for Indigenous people to tell their own stories of success.”
“The videos will become part of another new ANZSOG initiative designed to feature content produced directly by and with Indigenous peoples. The Indigenous Wise Practice stream will become a part of our renowned Case Library and will showcase strengths-based Indigenous initiatives and Indigenous leadership.”
Cases in the Indigenous Wise Practice stream will be freely available as an online resource for practitioners and scholars for use in public administration teaching and practice.
Submissions close on 31 January 2019. For more details on how to enter click here