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Dr Jackie Huggins

About Jackie

Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA has spent four decades of working across community, government and non government arenas. Her involvement has been in the field and on many Boards. Currently she serves on the Federal government’s Referendum Working and Engagement Groups. She has been the Co-Chair of the Treaty Advancement Committee Qld. She was formerly the Co-Chair National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. She worked at the University of Queensland as Deputy Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit. Other highlights include, Co-Chair Reconciliation Australia, Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, Commission for the Inquiry Into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Children From Their Families, Australian Heritage Commission, State Library of Queensland, Telstra Foundation, Qld Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Cape York Girls Academy.

She is Patron, Reconciliation Qld Inc and Sisters Inside, National Patron Justice Reform Initiative and a member of First Nations Strategic Advisory Group, Disability Royal Commission, First Nations Advisory Committee Australian War Memorial, Co-Chair National Apology Foundation, First Nations Messaging Project Australian Progress, POU Atlantic Fellows University of Melbourne, Honorary Professor Research Centre for Deep History, ANU.

She is an author and historian and is currently working in this area. Dr Huggins is the Patron First Nations Aboriginal Writer’s Network. Her books include Auntie Rita, Sistergirl – with a new edition published in early 2022 and Jack of Hearts: QX11594 her latest book.

She has written numerous chapters and articles in history and women’s studies journals and books and is in high demand as a speaker.

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