About Us

Director of Nura Gili - Professor Martin Nakata

Prof Martin NakataProfessor Martin Nakata is the Director of Nura Gili at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Prof N M Nakata (B.Ed.Hons.PhD) is the first Torres Strait Islander to receive a PhD in Australia. His mother is an Indigenous person from the Torres Strait Islands, and his dad was born in Kushimoto-cho, Japan. His current research work focuses on higher education curriculum areas, the academic preparation of Indigenous students, and Indigenous knowledge and library services. He has presented over twenty plenary and keynote addresses at national as well as international conferences in ten countries, and published various pieces on Indigenous Australians and education in various academic journals and books in Australia and abroad. His book, Disciplining the Savages-Savaging the Disciplines, was published in 2007 by Aboriginal Studies Press and has recently been translated into Spanish.

Committees

  • Member, UNSW Academic Board
  • Member, DVC(A) Board of Studies UNSW
  • Member, Indigenous Legal Education Committee, UNSW Faculty of Law
  • Member, UNSW FASS Board
  • Member, Reference Group, JCU Curriculum Refresh Project
  • Chair, Reference Group, UTS ATSIDA project
  • Critical friend, ALTC Project at Queensland University of Technology on supporting pre-service teachers to embed Indigenous knowledge on teaching practicum

Professional Association

  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
  • Australian Association of Researchers in Education (AARE)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library and Information Resources Network Inc.(ATSILIRN)
  • Alumni & Life Member Leaders Institute of South Australia Inc., incorporating The Governor's Leadership Foundation (GLF)

Ministerial Appointments

  • 1995-2005 Council of Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (Chair: Prof Mick Dodson)
  • 1997-2000 Australian National Maritime Museum (Chair: Ms Kay Cottee)
  • 2003-2004 Review Panel required by Section 141 of the ATSIC Act to review the ATSIC electoral boundaries and systems (Chair: Mr John Moriaty)
  • 2005-2007 Collection Council of Australia (Chair: Ms Sue Natrass)
  • 2007-2009 Indigenous Higher Education Council (Chair: Mr Roger Thomas)

Editorial & Review Boards

  • Journal of Australian Aboriginal Studies (AIATSIS, Canberra)
  • Australian Journal of Indigenous Education (University of Queensland, St Lucia)
  • Coolabah (Journal of the Australian Studies Centre at the Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Higher Education Research & Development (Journal of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, International)

Books

Day, A., Nakata, M. & Howells, K. (eds.). (2008). Indigenous men and anger: Understanding and responding to violence. Annandale: Federation Press.

Nakata, M. (2007). Disciplining the savages - Savaging the disciplines. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

Nakata, M. & Langton, M. (eds.). (2005). Australian Indigenous Knowledge & libraries. Canberra: Australian Academic and Research Libraries.

E-book version. (2007). Australian Indigenous Knowledge & libraries. Sydney: UTS e-press.

Nakata, M. (ed.). (2001). Indigenous peoples, racism and the United Nations. Melbourne: Common Ground Press.

Chapters

Nakata, M. & David, B. (2010). Archaeological practice at the cultural interface. In J Lydon & U Rizvi (eds.), Handbook of postcolonial archaeology, (pp. 429-444). California: Left Coast Press.

Nakata, M. (2009). Australian Indigenous Studies: A question of discipline. In A Sarwal & R Sarwal (eds), Reading Down Under: Australian Literary Studies Reader, pp. 126-135. New Delhi: SSS Publications.

Nakata, M., Day, A., Howells, K., Wanganeen, R., McCausland, R., De Santolo, J., Nakata, V. & Havini, T. (2008). Beneath the surface of anger: Understanding the context of Indigenous men's anger. In A. Day, K. Howells, & M. Nakata (eds.). Indigenous men and anger: Understanding and responding to violence. Annandale: Federation Press.

Nakata, M., & Nakata, V. An Anger Intervention Model: A pedagogical design for Indigenous men in community settings. In Day, A., Nakata, M. & Howells, K. (eds) 2008, Indigenous men and anger: Understanding and responding to violence, Federation Press, Annandale.

Nakata, M., Byrne, A., Nakata, V. & Gardiner, G. (2005). Indigenous Knowledge, the library and information service sector, and protocols. In M Nakata & M Langton (eds.) Australian Indigenous Knowledge & libraries. Australian. Canberra: Australian Academic and Research Libraries.

Nakata, M., Byrne, A., Nakata, V. & Gardiner, G. (2005). Libraries, Indigenous Australians and a developing protocols strategy for the library and information sector. In M Nakata & M Langton (eds.) Australian Indigenous Knowledge & libraries. Australian. Canberra: Australian Academic and Research Libraries.

Nakata, M. & Neuenfeldt, K. (2005). From 'Navajo' to 'Taba Naba': Unravelling the travels and metamorphosis of a popular Torres Strait Islander song. In Fiona McGowan & Karl Neuenfeldt (eds.) Landscapes of Indigenous performance: Music, song and dance of the Torres Strait and Arnhem Land. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

Nakata, M. (2004). Commonsense, colonialism and government. In Richard Davis (ed.) Identity, culture, history and Torres Strait Islanders, (pp. 154-173). Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

Nakata, M. (2003). Treaty and the self-determination agendas of Torres Strait Islanders: A Common struggle. In Hannah McGlade (ed.), Treaty: Let's get it right, (pp. 166-184). Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

Nakata, M. (2003). Better (reprint). In Michelle Grossman (ed.). Blacklines: Contemporary critical writings by Indigenous Australians, (pp. 132-144). Carlton: Melbourne University Press.

Nakata, M. & Nakata, V. (2002). Changing Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum. In Mary Kalantzis, Gella Varnava-Skoura & Bill Cope (eds.) Learning for the future: New worlds, new Literacies, new learning, new people, (pp. 145-154). Altona: Common Ground Publishing.

Nakata, M. (2001). Human rights, cultural rights and giving progressive agendas a go. In H. Vella Bonavita (ed.), Human Rights: A Fair Go for All, (pp. 91-98). Perth: John Curtin International Institute at Curtin University of Technology in conjunction with the National Committee on Human Rights Education.

(Reprint 2004). Human rights, cultural rights and giving progressive agendas a go. Curriculum Leadership: An electronic journal for leaders in education (abridged version), 2(36), at http://cms.curriculum.edu.au/leader/newcms/leader_articles.asp?item_id=1...

Nakata, M. (2001). Multiliteracies and Indigenous standpoints. In B Cope & M Kalantzis (eds.), Transformations in language and learning: Perspectives on Multiliteracies, (pp. 113-120). Melbourne: Common Ground Press.

Nakata, M. (2001). Another window on 'reality'. In B Osborne (ed.), Teaching diversity & democracy, (pp. 331-351). Melbourne: Common Ground Press.

Nakata, M. (2001). The place of English in Indigenous communities. In P Freebody, S Muspratt & B Dwyer (eds.), Difference, Silence and Textual Practice: Readings in Critical Literacy Education, (pp. 71-90). Creskill, N.J: Hampton Press.

Nakata, M. (2001). Difficult dialogues in Indigenous domains. In M. Kalantzis & B. Cope, Reconciliation, multiculturalism and identities: difficult dialogues, sensible solutions, (pp. 109-114). Melbourne: Common Ground Press.

Nakata, M. (2000). History, cultural diversity & English language teaching. In New London Group. Multiliteracies: Literacy learning and the design of social futures. (pp. 106-120). New York: Routledge.

Nakata, M. (1994). The Cultural Interface. In Brown, L & Bull, D. (Eds.), Papers from the Jilalan project seminar: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators speak on the needs of a university preparation programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (pp. 13-28). Toowoomba: University of Southern Queensland Press.

Nakata, M. (1993). Culture in education: For us or for them? In N. Loos & T. Osanai (eds.), Indigenous minorities and education: Australian and Japanese perspectives of their Indigenous peoples, the Ainu, Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (pp. 334-349). Tokyo: San-You-Sha.

Luke, A., Nakata, M., Garbutcheon Singh, M., & Smith, R. (1993). Policy and politics of representation: Torres Strait Islanders and Aborigines at the margins. In B. Lingard, J. Knight & P. Porter (Eds.), Schooling reform in hard times. (pp. 139-152). London: The Falmer Press.

Nakata, M. (1991). Constituting Torres Strait Islanders in the national education policy. In M. Bezzina & J Butcher (eds.), The changing face of professional education (pp. 700-708). Sydney, Nepean: The Australian Association for Research in Education.

Journal Articles

Nakata, M. (2013). The Rights and Blights of the Politics in Indigenous Higher Education. Anthropological Forum: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Comparative Sociology, DOI: 10.1080/00664677.2013.803457

Nakata, M., Nakata, V., Keech, S. & Bolt, R. 2012. Decolonial goals and pedagogies for Indigenous Studies. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 120-140.

Nakata, M. (submitted). Widening participation, social inclusion, closing the gap. Journal for Academic Language and Learning, Vol. 6, No. 12, pp. I1-I8.

Nakata, M. (2012). Indigenous memory, forgetting, and the archives. Journal of RAAM Archives & Manuscripts, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 98-105.

Nakata, M. (2011). Pathways for Indigenous education in the Australian Curriculum framework. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 40, pp. 1-8.

Day, Andrew , Jones, Robin , Nakata, Martin and McDermott, Dennis (2011) 'Indigenous Family Violence: An Attempt to Understand the Problems and Inform Appropriate and Effective Responses to Criminal Justice System Intervention', Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, First published on: 04 March 2011 (iFirst)

Nakata, M. (2010). La Interfaz Cultural. Revista Peruna de Investigacion Educativa, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 7-26.

Nakata, M. The cultural interface of Islander and scientific knowledge. (2010). Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 39(Supplement), 53-57.

Nakata, M., Nakata, V., Gardiner, G., McKeough, J., Byrne, A., & Gibson, J. (2008). Indigenous digital collections: An early look at the organization and culture interface. Australian Academic & Research Libraries Journal, 39(4), 137-145.

Nakata, M., Nakata, V. & Chin, M. (2008). Approaches to the academic preparation and support of Australian Indigenous students for tertiary studies, The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 37, Supplement, 7-14.

Day, A., Davey, L., Wanganeen, R., Casey, S., Howells, K., & Nakata, M. (2008). Symptoms of trauma, perceptions of discrimination and anger: A comparison between Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous prisoners. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23(2), 245-258.

Nakata, M. (2007). Indigenous digital collections. Australian Academic & Research Libraries Journal, 38(2), 99-110.

Nakata, M., Nakata, V., Anderson, J., Hunter, J., Hart, V., Smallacombe, S., McGill, J., Lloyd, B., Richmond, C. & Maynard, G. (2007). Libraries and Knowledge Centres: Implementing public library services in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory of Australia. Australian Academic & Research Libraries Journal, 38(3), 216-231.

Nakata, M. (2007). The cultural interface. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 36, Supplement, 7-14.

Day, A., Davey, L., Wanganeen, Howells, K., De Santolo, J. & Nakata, M. ((2006). The meaning of anger for Australian Indigenous offenders: The significance of context. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 50(5), 520-539.

Davey, L., Day, A., De Santolo, J., Howells, K., Nakata, M. & Wanganeen, R. (2006). Effective anger intervention for Indigenous prisoners: Research and development in a South Australian study. Aboriginal and Islander helath Worker Journal, 30(1), 4-5 & 14.

Nakata, M. (2006). Australian Indigenous Studies: A question of discipline. Special Issue 18 Delimiting Indigenous cultures: Conceptual and spatial boundaries. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 17(3), 265-275.

Nakata, M. (2006). Indigenous Knowledge. Bókasafnið, 30, 119-124.

Nakata, M. (2004). Ongoing conversations about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research agendas and direction. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 33, 1-6.

Nakata, M. (2002). Some thoughts on the literacy issues in Indigenous contexts. Melbourne: Language Australia, National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia Ltd.

(Reprint 2003). Some thoughts on the literacy issues in Indigenous contexts (reprint). The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 31, 7-15.

(Reprint 2004). Literacy issues in Indigenous contexts (abridged version). Curriculum Leadership: An electronic journal for leaders in education, 2(20)

Nakata, M. (2002). Indigenous Knowledge and the Cultural Interface: Underlying issues at the intersection of knowledge and information systems. IFLA Journal, 28(5/6), 281-291.

(abridged version 2004) Indigenous Knowledge and the Cultural Interface: Underlying issues at the intersection of knowledge and information systems. In Anne Hickling Hudson, Julie Matthews & Annette Woods (eds.) Disrupting Preconceptions: Postcolonialism and Education, (pp. 19-38). Flaxton: Post Pressed.

Nakata, M. (2000). Questioning ABSTUDY changes. Ngoonjook, 18, 64-74.

Nakata, M. (1999). Multiliteracies and Indigenous standpoints. Australian Language Matters, 7(4).

Morgan, B., West, E., Nakata, M., Hall, K., Swisher, K., Ahenakew, F., Hughes, P., Ka'ai, T., Blair, N. (1999). The Coolangatta statement on Indigenous Rights in education, Journal of American Indian Education, Fall, 52-64.

Nakata, M. (1998). Anthropological texts and Indigenous standpoints. Journal of Aboriginal Studies, 2, 3-15.

Nakata, M. (1998). But what does it mean? Ngoonjook, 15, 19-28.

Nakata, M. (1997). History, cultural diversity & English language teaching: The talk. Ngoonjook, 12, 54-75.

Nakata, M. (1997). Who's reading misplaced hopes? International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 10(4), 425-431.

Cazden, C., Cope, B., Fairclough, N., Gee, J., Kalantzis, M., Kress, G., Luke, A., Luke, C., Michael, S., & Nakata, M. (1996). A pedagogy of multiliteracies: Designing social futures. Harvard Educational Review, 66(1), 60-92.

Nakata, M. (1995). Building a bigger picture. Education Australia, 30, 18-19.

Nakata, M. (1995). Cutting a better deal for Torres Strait Islanders. The Aboriginal Child at School, 23, 20-27.

(Reprint 1995). Cutting a better deal for Torres Strait Islanders. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth [Special Issue]. Youth Studies Australia, 14(4), 29-34.

Nakata, M. (1994). Better. Republica: The new land lies before us, 2, 61-74.

Nakata, M. & Muspratt, S. (1994). How to read across the curriculum: The case of a Social Studies 'Social Investigation Strategy' as ideological practice. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 17(3), 227-239.

Nakata, M. (1993). An Islander's story of a struggle for a 'better' education. Ngoonjook, 9, 52-66.

Nakata, M. (1991). Placing Torres Strait Islanders on a sociolinguistic and literate continuum: A critical commentary. The Aboriginal Child at School, 19, 39-53.

Edited Journals

Nakata, M. (ed.) (2008). The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 37.

Nakata, M. (ed.) (2001). Kaurna Higher Education Journal. 7.

Nakata, M. (ed) (1998). Journal of Aboriginal Studies, 2.

Research Projects

2012-14 Indigenous persistence in formal learning, ARC DIA funded project. Project Team:  Martin Nakata, Andrew Day, Gregory Martin, Maxine Greenfield & Vicky Nakata.

2012- Federated Archaeological information Management System, NeCTAR funded project. Project Team led by Dr Shawn Ross.

2011-12  Australian Indigenous Studies Learning and Teaching Network, ALTC-funded project. Project Team: Cindy Shannon, Katelyn Barney and Martin Nakata.

2011-12 Indigenous Knowledge and Astronomy, Microsoft-funded Project. Project Team: Martin Nakata & Maurice Pagnucco.

2011-12 An early exploration of a traditional Indigenous Knowledge system, AIATSIS funded project. Project Team: Martin Nakata.

2009-10 Torres Strait Fisheries research protocols for scientists working in the Torres Strait Island, Australian Fisheries Management funded project. Martin Nakata & Vicky Nakata. Publication: Nakata, M. & Nakata, V. (2011). Report on Torres Strait Fisheries Research Protocols. Final report to the Torres Strait Scientific Advisory Committee. UTS e-Press: Sydney.

2009- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Digital Archive (ATSIDA), ARC LIEF project. Project Team: Martin Nakata, Alex Byrne, Gabrielle Gardiner, Kirsten Thorpe, Elizabeth Mulholland & Ryan Stoker.

2008 Academic preparation of Indigenous students for tertiary level studies. Project Team: Martin Nakata, Vicky Nakata & NSW TAFE Curriculum Centre. Publication: Nakata, Nakata & Chin, 2008, Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, Vol 37, Supplement, 137-145.

2007-2008 Indigenous digital collections. Project Team: Martin Nakata, Alex Byrne & Jill McKeough with Vicky Nakata & Gabrielle Gardiner. Publication: Final report submitted to Industry partners, Northern Territory Library, State Library of New South Wales & State Library of Queensland.

2006-2007 Experience and expressions of anger in Indigenous men who have been in prisons, New South Wales. Project Team: Martin Nakata, Andrew Day & Kevin Howells. Publication: Final report submitted to Dept Family & Community Services.

2005 Indigenous policy for the library and information sector (National & State Libraries Australasia project). Project Team: State Library Queensland, Martin Nakata & Angela Renshaw. Publication: National Policy Framework for Indigenous Library Services.

2005  Evaluation of Libraries and Knowledge Centres in Northern Territory. Project Team: Martin Nakata, Victor Hart, Sonia Smallacombe, Jane Anderson, Jane Hunter, Cate Richmond, Vicky Nakata, Gibby Maynard & Brian Lloyd. Publication: Report delivered to Director, Northern Territory library.

2004  Mapping the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols for Libraries, Archives & Information Services. Project Team: Martin Nakata, Alex Byrne, Vicky Nakata & Gabrielle Gardiner. Publication: Final report distributed to all major Library & Archive associations and peak bodies.

2003-2006 Anger Management in Indigenous male prisoners, South Australia study (ARC Discovery Grant). Project Team: Andrew Day, Kevin Howells, & Martin Nakata. Publication: Day, Nakata, Howells. (2008) Anger & Indigenous men. Annadale: Federation Press.

2003 Exploration of Indigenous online interfaces (Australian-American Fulbright Commission - International Scholar's grant). Project Team: Martin Nakata, Pat Search & Stephen Hansen. Publication: Final report submitted to Commission.

2002 Use of information technologies and sources in UniSA: A study of Indigenous students' approaches to and perspectives on higher education learning. Project Team: Martin Nakata, Vicky Nakata & Glenn Giles.

2002 United Nations Indigenous Peoples Permanent Forum, New York (research & technical support to Australian Indigenous delegation). Project team: Martin Nakata. Publication: Final Report submitted to ATSIC.

2002 National Treaty Think-Tank, ATSIC. Project Team: Member and commissioned writer. Publication: Nakata, M. (2003). Treaty and self-determination agenda of Torres Strait Islanders: A common struggle. In ATSIC (ed.), Treaty : Let's get it right. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, pp. 166-184.

2001 United Nations World Conference on Racism, Durban, South Africa (research & technical support to Australian Indigenous delegation). Project Team: Martin Nakata. Publication: Final report submitted to ATSIC.

2001 United Nations Preparatory Conference on Racism, Geneva, Switzerland (research & technical support to Australian Indigenous delegation). Project Team: Martin Nakata. Publication: Report submitted to ATSIC.

2001 Towards a national on-line guideline for Indigenous learners in the higher education sector. Project Team: Martin Nakata, Jeremy Mackinnon & Vicky Nakata. Publication: Final report submitted to DEST.

2001 Curriculum and Learning Pathways for Indigenous learners: Urban Adelaide. ARC Discovery (IRDS) project. Project Team: Martin Nakata. Publication: Mapping cross-curricular learning: The South Australian Curriculum, Standards and Assessment (SACSA) framework.

2001 Curriculum and Learning Pathways for Indigenous learners: Anangu Lands. Project Team: Jenny Barnett & Martin Nakata. Publication: Constructing learning pathways through curriculum: A case study in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands.

1999-2000 The South Australian Curriculum and Standards Accountability Framework. Project Team: member of Coordinating committee, and commissioned writer on the incorporation of Indigenous perspectives across the state curriculum. Publication: Nakata, M. & Nakata, V. 2002. Changing Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum. In Mary Kalantzis, Gella Varnava-Skoura & Bill Cope (eds.) Learning for the future: New worlds, new Literacies, new learning, new people, (pp. 145-154). Altona: Common Ground Publishing.

1998 Whole of Government Approach to Language and Cultural Resources in South Australia. Project Team: Mary Kalantzis, Bill Cope, Michael Garbutcheon Singh & RMIT Team and Martin Nakata. Publication: Confidential report to the South Australian Government on a Whole of Government Approach to Language and Cultural Resources in South Australia.

1997-2001 Aboriginal Research Institute, Centre of Excellence, University of South Australia. Project Team: Senior Research Fellow (1997-1999), Director (1999-2001). Publication: see list of publications by Nakata since 1997.

1996-1998 The Educational Status of Torres Strait Islanders on the Australian Mainland (Community project with Magani Malu Kes). Project Team: Martin Nakata. Publication: Nakata, 1998. A national strategy on education: Torres Strait Islanders on the Australian mainland under the current educational arrangements. National Secretariat of Torres Strait Islander Organisation Ltd: Townsville.

1994-1995 The impact of Cultural Factors in the Assessment and Referral of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People wishing to participate in Literacy Programs. Project Team: Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis, Nicky Solomon, Martin Nakata, Michael McDaniel, Ron Stanton, Ailsa Purdon and Di Shanahan. Publication: Cope, Kalantzis, McDaniel, McGinty, Nakata, Purdon, & Solomon, 1995. Assessment and access to adult literacy programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people wishing to participate in vocational education and training. Department of Employment, Education and Training.

1993-1995 Striving for Success: The School Enhancement Project. Project Team: Martin Nakata, Jenny Jensen, and Vicky Nakata. Publication: Nakata, Jensen, Nakata, 1996. Literacy issues in communities and schools on three Torres Strait islands. Torres Strait School Enhancement Project.

1993-1994 Special Project for the Development of English Language and Literacy Strategies, School of Education Studies, Batchelor College, NT. Project Team: Mary Kalantzis, Bill Cope, Bob Morgan, Nicky Solomon, Allan Luke & Martin Nakata. Publication: Kalantzis, Cope, Solomon, Luke, Morgan and Nakata, Batchelor College Entry Profile and Stage Level Assessment Scales, Batchelor College, 1994.

1993-1994 Review of Queensland Department of Education's Year 5 Social Studies Syllabus Reforms. Project Team: Martin Nakata and Sandy Muspratt. Publication: Nakata, M. & Muspratt, S. (1994). How to read across the curriculum: The case of a Social Studies 'Social Investigation Strategy' as ideological practice. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 17(3), 227-239.

1992-1997 PhD research into Western and Torres Strait Islander positions and experiences at the Cultural Interface. Publication: Disciplining the savages - Savaging the disciplines, Aboriginal Studies Press: Canberra, 2007.

Reports

Nakata, M. & Nakata, V. (2011). Report on Torres Strait Fisheries Research Protocols. Final report to the Torres Strait Scientific Advisory Committee. UTS e-Press: Sydney.

Nakata, M., Nakata, V., Byrne, A., McKeough, J., Gardiner, G. & Gibson, J. (2008). Report on the Indigenous Digital Collections project.

Nakata, M., Nakata, V., Anderson, J., Hart, V., Hunter, J., Smallacombe, S., Richmond, C., Llyod, B. & Maynard, G. (2006). Evaluation of the Northern Territory Library's Libraries and Knowledge Centres Model. Darwin: Northern Territory Library.

Allard, A, Fitzclarence, L. & Nakata, M & Warhurst, J. (2000). Evaluation of the 2000 Croc Eisteddfod in Weipa. Report. Canberra: Australian Curriculum Studies Association.

Nakata, M. (1998). A national strategy on education: Torres Strait Islanders on the Australian mainland under the current educational arrangements - A proposal for a national office. Townsville: National Secretariat of Torres Strait Islander Organisation Ltd.

Nakata, M., Jensen, J. and Nakata, V. (1996). Literacy issues in communities and schools on three Torres Strait islands: Report submitted to the management team of the Torres Strait cluster of schools participating in the Queensland Education Department's "Striving for Success: The School Enhancement Project". Townsville: James Cook University of North Queensland Printery.

Cope, B., Kalantzis, M., McDaniel, M., McGinty, S., Nakata, M., Purdon, A., & Solomon, N. (1995). The Impact of cultural factors in the assessment and referral of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people wishing to participate in literacy programs. Unpublished Report of a DEET funded National Project.

Nakata, M. (1994). Report on education and schooling practice in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula areas. Townsville: James Cook University of North Queensland Printery.

Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Solomon, B., Luke, A., Morgan B., & Nakata, M. (1994). Batchelor College Entry Profile and Stage Level Assessment Scales. Batchelor: Batchelor College.

Forewords

Nakata, M. (2000). Foreword to Rethinking Indigenous Education by C. McConaghy. Flaxton: Post Pressed.

Online papers

Nakata, M. (2004). Indigenous Australian Studies and the Higher Education: 2004 Biennial AIATSIS Wentworth Lecture.

Nakata, M. (2003). Indigenous knowledge, new times and tomorrow's archives. The inaugural Ben Haneman memorial Lecture, State Library of New South Wales, 10 September 2003.

National Newspaper Articles

Nakata, M. (2001). Cross-cultural consideration. The Australian: Higher Education Supplement, Feb21, p. 41.

Nakata, M. (2001). Indigenous or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander? The Australian: Higher Education Supplement, Nov21, p..

Nakata, M. (2001). The culture cult. The Age, Mar2001, p.

Nakata, M. (2001). Cultural complications. Sydney Morning Herald, Apr2001, p. 2.

Nakata, M. (2000, Oct4-10). Negotiating the culture clash. Campus Review, Postgraduate Forum 3, 12.

Reviews & Submissions

Nakata, M. (2001). Cracks in the Mask. The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs. 13(2), 610-612.

Nakata, M. (1998). Submission to the ABSTUDY Review Team. Unpublished paper submitted to the Senate Inquiry into Indigenous education funding in Canberra.

Theses

Nakata, M. (1997). The Cultural Interface: An exploration of the intersection of Western knowledge systems and Torres Strait Islander positions and experiences. Unpublished doctoral thesis. James Cook University, Townsville.

Nakata, M. (1991). Constituting the Torres Strait Islander: A Foucauldian discourse analysis of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy. Unpublished B. Ed. Hons. Thesis Department of Social and Cultural Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland.

Plenary & Keynote Addresses

2011 Peruvian Education Research Society (SIEP) conference and workshops, Lima, Peru, June-July 2011.

2011 Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia, Broome WA, 12-13 April 2011. Keynote Address: Language and literacy learning in Indigenous contexts.

2011 Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia, Perth WA, 9 April 2011. Keynote Address: Inclusion of Indigenous perspectives in the national curriculum.

2011 University of Sydney’s symposium: Indigenous Postgraduate Research. Address: Some observations of Indigenous research and approaches to postgraduate research theses.

2010 Peruvian Education Research Society (SIEP) symposium: Research on Education for Indigenous People and Afro-descendants, Trujillo, Peru, 2-4 September 2010. Keynote: The cultural interface and an Indigenous standpoint theory.

2010 Australian Council of TESOL Associations, ACTA Conference 2010, 8-10 July. Keynote Address: Language and literacy learning in Indigenous contexts.

2009 Indigenous Studies & Indigenous Knowledge Conference, Fremantle, 30Nov-2Dec 2009. Keynote Address: The cultural interface of Islander and scientific knowledge.

2008 ALIA Dreaming08 Conference, Alice Springs 2-5 September 2008. Keynote Address: Indigenous knowledge and the public archives: challenging ideas.

2008 UTAS Indigenous Studies & Indigenous Knowledge Conference, Hobart, 3 July 2008. Summary Address: Moving on Indigenous Studies: Building a common discourse around knowledge intersections in the Academy.

2007 Records Management Association of Australasia's 24th International convention on Records & Information Management, Wellington NZ, 9-12th September 2007. Keynote Address: Indigenous Digital Collections for the public domain.

2007 National Gallery of Victoria's Sites of Communication Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 7-8 September 2007. Keynote Address on the Cultural Interface and the Indigenous Learner.

2007 IFLA, Durban, South Africa, 19-23 August 2007. Report on current research work on standards of treatment and preparation of Indigenous Digital Collections for the public domain.

2006 LIANZA Conference 2006: Next generation libraries, Wellington, NZ, 8-11 October 2006. Keynote Address: Libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres.

2006 IFLA, Seoul, South Korea, 20-24 August 2006. Discussion Paper: Indigenous Digital Collections.

2006 QUT Indigenous Studies & Indigenous Knowledge Conference, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast 28-30 June 2006. Keynote Address: An Indigenous Standpoint Theory.

2005 International Issues in Library and Information Science, Reykjavik, Iceland 22-24 August 2005. Keynote Address: Libraries, Archives & Indigenous Knowledge.

2005 IFLA, Oslo, Norway, 15-19 August 2005. Discussion Paper: Libraries, Indigenous Knowledge and Protocols.

2005 Deadly Directions, Indigenous library forum, AIATSIS, Keynote Address on Library and Knowledge Centres: the intersection of Indigenous knowledge and traditional library services, 2-3 August 2005.

2004 QUT, Brisbane, Queensland. Oodgeroo Lecture: Indigenous Australian Studies and Higher Education, 10 November 2004.

2004 Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Gold Coast, Queensland, Keynote Address: Indigenous knowledge and the public archives: Challenging ideas, 21-24 September 2004.

2004 Special Library and Information Services Group (SLIS), Johannesburg, South Africa. Keynote Address: Indigenous Knowledge, the Cultural Interface and Libraries, 21-22 July 2004.

2004 International Society of Business, Economic and Ethics, Melbourne. Paper presented on Indigenous Knowledge and the Cultural Interface, 14-17 July 2004.

2004 Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies', Biennial Wentworth Lecture, Indigenous Australian Studies and Higher Education, 28 May 2004. See http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/lbry/dig_prgm/wentworth/a352185_a.pdf

2003 Taiwan-Australia Indigenous Symposium & Cultural Exchange, 21-22 November 2003, Taipei, Taiwan. Plenary on Australian Indigenous Education Policies and Programs.

2003 State Library of NSW, Sydney. The Inaugural Ben Haneman Memorial Lecture, 10 September 2003: Indigenous knowledge, new times and tomorrow's archives. See http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/about/publications/occasional.cfm 

2003 Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies' Seminar on 'Intellectual Property and Indigenous Knowledge: Access and Ownership of Indigenous cultural materials', delivered opening seminar on Indigenous Knowledge, Tuesday 18 March 2003.

2002 University of Technology, Sydney. Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, 31 October 2002. Annual Lecture: Issues and implications with the documentation of Indigenous Knowledge.

2002 International Federation of Library Association & Institutions (IFLA), 18-24 August 2002, Glasgow, Scotland. Plenary: Indigenous Knowledge and the Cultural Interface: Underlying issues at the intersection of knowledge and information systems (see Nakata, 2002).

2001 Australian Association of Researchers in Education (AARE), 2-7 December 2001, Fremantle. Symposium member: The 'rights argument' and Indigenous education (see Nakata, 2001).

2001 Indigenous Researchers Forum: New research and critical writing from Indigenous Australians, 26-28 September 2001, Melbourne. Keynote Address: Shaping Indigenous research agendas and directions (See Nakata, 2004).

2001 Language and Educators Researchers Network Conference, July 2001, Spetses, Greece. Plenary: Changing Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum (see pub. Website).

2001 Indigenous peoples and racism conference, February 2001. Member of organising committee of conference (see Nakata, 2001).

2000 Community Aid Abroad Symposium on funding to Indigenous communities here and abroad, 2000, Adelaide. Panel session with Federal members of Parliament, Hon. A Downer, R Crowley & V Bourne. Paper: Educational funding in Indigenous Australia.

2000 National Human Rights Conference: A fair go for all, 6-8 December 2000, Perth. Plenary: Human rights, cultural rights and giving progressive agendas a fair go (see Nakata, 2001).

2000 Cultural Diversity and Reconciliation Conference, Nov 2000, Sydney. Plenary: Difficult Dialogue in Indigenous domains (see Nakata, 2001i).

1999 Global Citizenship: Language and Literacies, Australian Assoc. for the Teaching of English; Australian Federation of Modern Languages Teachers Assoc.; Australian Literacy Educators' Assoc. 6-9/7/99. Plenary: Some Thoughts on the Literacy Issues in Indigenous Contexts (see Nakata, 2002).

1999 Language and Education Researchers Network (LERN) conference, Penang, Malaysia. September 1999. Plenary: Multiliteracies and Indigenous Standpoints (see Nakata, 2001).

1998 Australian Association of Researchers in Education (AARE) 29/11 - 3/12/98, Adelaide. Paper presented on The Indigenous Presence in Universities and the New Times.

1998 Australian Vice-Chancellor's Management Training Course (AVCC) on Restructuring Universities, 4/8/98, Mt. Lofty. Guest speaker on the Indigenous Presence in Universities and the New Times.

1998 Conquering Colonisation, 29/9-1/10/98, Townsville. Keynote Address: Issues facing Indigenous peoples in New Times. Paper presented: What does it all mean? (see 1998).

1998 Pacific Representations: Culture, identity, and media, 22-25/9/98, Canberra. Paper presented on Anthropological Texts and Indigenous Standpoints (see Nakata, 1998).

1998 The Second World Conference on Remedies to Racial, Ethnic, and Economic Inequality, 20-25/11/98, Adelaide. Paper presented on The Future of the Indigenous Presence in Universities.

1998 Ford Foundation symposium on Indigenous Studies, Globalisation and Inclusivity Issues, Adelaide June 23 1998. Panel member on Indigenous studies.

1997 Language and Education Researchers Network (LERN) conference, Alice Springs, September 1997. Plenary: Indigenous standpoints and the Multiliteracies project (see Nakata, 2001).

1996 7th TESOL in teacher Education conference, ACTA-TESOL (NT) Inc. Darwin, 30/6- 4/7/1996. Plenary: History, cultural diversity and English language learning and teaching (see Nakata, 1997, 2000).

1995 Language and Education Researchers Network (LERN) conference, Townsville, September, 1995. Plenary: Building a bigger picture (see Nakata, 1995).

1993 World Indigenous Peoples conference: Education, Wollongong, 17/12/1993. Stimulus Paper (Working Party): Presentation of a draft document on an International Charter of Indigenous peoples' Education Rights (see Morgan et al, 1993)

1993 World Indigenous Peoples conference: Education, Wollongong, 17/12/1993. Paper title: Culture in Education: A political strategy for us or for them? (see Nakata, 1993).

1993 The international critical/developmental literacy Conference, Uni. Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, PNG. 27-28/8/93. Keynote Address: An Islander's story of a struggle for a better education (see Nakata, 1993).