Aboriginal Expert Mick Dodson Joins Harvard Faculty
Mick Dodson, a law professor, member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and director of the Australian National University’s National Centre for Indigenous Studies, has been appointed the next chair of Harvard’s Committee on Australian Studies.
Professor Mick Dodson is a member of the Yawuru peoples the traditional Aboriginal owners of land and waters in the Broome area of the southern Kimberley region of Western Australia. Mick participated in the crafting of the text of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the United Nations. In January 2009, Mick Dodson was awarded with the title Australian of the Year for his lifetime commitment to improving the lives of Aboriginal people.