Madison Shakespeare is an Indigenous artist, filmmaker, poet, novelist and accomplished musician who has performed nationally and internationally. As a lecturer of the Indigenous Units for the Indigenous Major Degree for the Humanities and Communication Arts faculty at Western Sydney University, she has had a diverse career as educational mentor, teacher and consultant for students, teachers and executive staff in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary arenas. As the Director of her multi-jurisdictional mobile law firm for over a decade, she provided legal advice to many First Nations clients in inner city Sydney, regional and remote areas. As a National mediator she has experience in commercial, civil, Native Title and Family Law matters.
Identifying proudly as a Gadigal salt water woman Madison seeks, through diverse pedagogical approaches founded on many traditional lore practices and beliefs, to ensure she lives her life as a Custodian of Country where education founded on creative, open-teaching and learning forums provides contextually meaningful ways to understand and address the impact of Colonisation in Australia.
Madison is part of our 2019 conference, speaking on the panel on Dispossession and Betrayal: Recovering the erased history of First Nations.