Professor Daryle Rigney

Professor

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Yunggorendi Mande Building (3.14)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Daryle Rigney, a citizen of the Ngarrindjeri Nation, is Professor in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Science at Flinders University. He is a Board Member of the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute and member of the Indigenous Advisory Council, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona. Daryle’s academic and community work currently focus on developments in Indigenous nation building and governance following colonisation. He has published widely and influentially on these topics.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Education (Secondary Physical Education)
Master of Education (Curriculum Leadership)
Honours, awards and grants

2019 Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity (AFSE).

2013 South Australian Aboriginal Person of the Year awarded by National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Council SA (NAIDOC).

2012 Australian Awards for University Teaching for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Yunggorendi, First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research – For sustained, dedicated, inspirational and far-reaching contributions to the education of pre-service teachers of Indigenous students in compulsory topics in the School of Education.

2008 UNESCO Clubs – Adelaide Chapter, Achievement Award for Indigenous Higher Education Student Support to Yunggorendi, First Nations Centre, Flinders University.

2006 Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to Flinders University, Flinders University 40th Anniversary celebration and acknowledgments.

2002 Community Leadership & Service award, The Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Advisory Council, For Outstanding Leadership and Example in Indigenous Education.

Research interests
Professor Rigney's research interests include, from an Indigenous perspective, Indigenous governance and nation building, higher education, curriculum and policy, cultural heritage and property protection, natural resource management and local, national and global Indigenous engagement and collaboration.
Teaching interests

Indigenous Governance Program, Indigenous Law and Policy Program & Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona.

Teaching Indigenous Australian Students (Education)

Indigeous Studies

Publications
Expert for media contact
Aboriginal issues
Culture
Education - Aboriginal
Education - Curriculum
Indigenous Australia
Race relations
Water Resources
Aboriginal issues
Cultural Heritage
Indigenous Governance and Nation Building
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