w.abc.net.au/programsales/s2850343. htm>. Kumantjayi is a name used to refer to a deceased. He was known in life as Mr C Perkins.
80 MTrudgett,‘Westernplaces,academicspacesandIndigenousfaces:Supervising IndigenousAustralianpostgraduatestudents’(2011)16(4)TeachinginHigher Education 389, 394. The Australian Research Council has arguably recognised thisgap—oratanyratesupported81 thecreationoftheNational Indigenous Researchers and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN):82 NIRAKNwillcomprise44Indigenousacademic networkparticipants from21universities,theAustralianInstituteofAboriginalandTorres Strait Islander Studies and five Indigenous partner organisations. It is intended that the Network will have a dispersed presence, administered fromacentral'hub'atQUTundertheleadershipofProfessorAileen Moreton-Robinson.TheNetworkwillworkwithcollaborative'spokes'of Aboriginal andTorres Strait Islander researchers throughoutAustralia. Theresearchoutputofsuchagroupislikely tobesignificant, andbodeswellforthedevelopmentofIndigenousknowledgesinthe mediumterm. Theirresearchoutputinseveralfieldswillmeanthat the knowledge component of ICC is likely to benefit, and can form the basis of future units on Indigenous law itself. VI SUGGESTIONSFORLAWSCHOOLSSEEKINGTO
EMBEDICC INLAWUNITS While it would be good to be able to provide a comprehensive guide to other law schools embarking the ICC journey, it is clearly muchtooearlyfortheANUunittoprovideanydefinitivepearlsof wisdom.As an elective unit, its reach is quite limited and the aim of achieving universal coverage isnotmet. Reaching all lawstudents canperhapsonlybeachieved byinclusionofICCelements inthe Priestly 11 or some other mandatory law-school-wide program. AlthoughtheauthorsoftheLearningandTeaching Academic Standards Statement recognise that law is ‘informed by many perspectives(includingIndigenousperspectives)’,theTeachingand Learning Outcomes for the LLB do not include ICC as a specific educationaloutcome.83WhatcanbesaidisthattakinguptheUACC Report’s challenge is itself a positive exercise.
The subject content is limited by the areas in which researchers areactuallyworking.Thereforetherationalegivenaboveforlimiting unitcontenttoconstitutionallaw,propertylawandinternationallaw mightbeajustificationoftheinevitable,givenresearchers’areasof interest,ratherthanatrueobjectiveandrationalchoice.Undertaking the process of rationalisation is nonetheless useful, as it creates opportunitiesforcritique.Inanyevent,itisnecessarytohavelimited 81 Special Research Initiative for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander