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Ambelin Kwaymullina University of Western Australia, Australia

Ambelin Kwaymullina is an Aboriginal law academic who comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia and works at the University of Western Australia, where she teaches Indigenous peoples and the law and Administrative law. Her research interests include Indigenous epistemologies and methodologies, Indigenising law curriculum, Indigenous legal systems, Indigenous cultural and intellectual property (including issues related to cultural heritage, cultural protocols, biodiversity and ecological knowledge, and art and literature), Indigenous environments, and the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Anglo-Australian public bodies and institutions. Ambelin also works with the resources sector in relation to Indigenous engagement, advising on establishing and maintaining best practice Indigenous engagement strategies. In addition to her legal expertise Ambelin is an award winning writer and illustrator, and in this capacity she is a respected commentator on diversity issues in Australian children’s literature.

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