The Coordinator of the network is Mark Linkson, a non-Indigenous classroom teacher with many years of experience working and living in various remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander schools and communities of Australia (Wadeye, Galiwinku, Thursday Island, Warraber and Poruma). He also wrote science curriculum support materials for Indigenous schools in the NT for four years and was then a Science Curriculum Advisor for the Torres Strait Islands, before finishing his career in Cairns with twenty years of Indigenous teacher education (RATEP) with TAFE Queensland and James Cook University.
Understanding how important it is for any non-Indigenous person working in First Nations spaces to be aware of their privilege and biases, the Coordinator does not work alone but reports to a team of First Nations peoples from across the world acting as an Editorial Board. This ensures that the network authentically represents the wishes, interests and motivations of First Nations science educators and community members as regards the teaching and promotion of Indigenous science. For more information on the First Nations Editorial Board see here.
To assist the Coordinator in the gathering and collation of locally relevant stories, and to ensure more items of First Nations science from across the globe, the network has appointed the following members to act as Regional Agents:
Ron VAVE, Coastal Studies Institute, East Carolina University, USA (from Suva, FIJI)
Keith LANGERHOVEN, University of the Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA
Sina Joshua FAKOYEDE, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, NIGERIA
Prem PHYAK, Chinese University of Hong Kong, CHINA
Indra Mani RAI, Tribhuvan University, NEPAL
Shalini DHYANI, The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, INDIA
Coimbra SIRICA, Burness Global, USA
Michael Reiss, UCL Institute of Education, London UK