Deanne Hanchant-Nichols is a Ngarrindjeri/Barkindji woman with many years’ experience in Government as well as the not for profit and higher education sector.
Deanne worked as an Archivist with a particular interest in Ancestral remains and repatriation and continues to work as a consultant in that area.
Deanne is currently working as an Aboriginal Employment Consultant and also facilitates Aboriginal Cultural Awareness workshops for higher education sector staff.
Deanne is a member of the Aboriginal Reference Group. This group works with the State Library of South Australia and State Records of South Australia to improve the availability of archival materials and services relating to Aboriginal people and culture.
Her particular research interests are Repatriation, Identity, Genealogy and she has a new found interest in DNA/Genomics and how this relates to Identity.