About Yuraki

Yuraki is a traditional AWABAKAL word meaning long ago, past, history. Yuraki grounds the Indigenous history, politics and culture node within an Indigenous practice framework. Yuraki research project is trans-national Indigenous constitutional reform in Australia and USA. Node leaders will deliver research capacity building workshops on an annual basis.

Professor John Maynard

Professor Maynard’s journey began with a desire to piece together a family history and has now seen the University of Newcastle Professor become one of the world’s most prolific and respected voices on Indigenous history, internationally regarded as an expert on issues ranging from military involvement to political activism and sport. He is credited with unearthing the links between early African-American and Aboriginal politics.

Associate Professor Jakelin Troy

Associate  Professor Troy is the Director of AIATSIS Research, Indigenous Social and Cultural Wellbeing.  She is a Ngarigu woman whose country is the Snowy Mountains of NSW.  Dr Troy’s academic research is diverse but has a focus on languages and linguistics, anthropology and visual arts.  Since 2001 she has been developing curriculum for Australian schools with a focus on Australian language programs.