By embedding Indigenous cultures and knowledges in our learning and teaching, research and engagement initiatives, we promote an understanding of, and respect for, the traditions and perspectives of the many nations and language groups that make up Indigenous Australia.  In this context,  stories emerge which provide a glimpse of the achievements, discoveries and spirit that exist within our University community.

Australian Research Council funds historical frontier violence project

The Australian Research Council has awarded $488,142 to the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research for their project on historical frontier violence: drivers, legacy and the role of truth-telling.

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Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health PhD students’ achievements

Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health celebrate the achievements of their PhD students as they reached significant milestones in their higher research degrees.

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Melbourne Indigenous STEM Education Program

The Melbourne Indigenous STEM Education Program (MISEP) is a series of Indigenous-led, hands-on, curriculum-based workshops that aim to engage high school students with Indigenous STEM knowledges.

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5 things about...Indigenous Knowledge

In this University of Melbourne podcast, Associate Deans, Indigenous Associate Professors Sana Nakata and Michael-Shawn Fletcher chat about Indigenous Knowledge.


Indigenous Australia and the University of Melbourne: A truth-telling of our shared history

As part of National Reconciliation Week 2021, Murrup Barak Director Inala Cooper sat down to talk with historians Dr Ross Jones and Dr James Waghorne about an Indigenous-led research project created to properly articulate the University's contested history and formally acknowledge its institutional and colonial past.


Professor Marcia Langton speaks at Wominjeka 2021


Shauntai Batzke performing at Wominjeka

National Reconciliation Week

N'arweet Carolyn Briggs speaks at Lighting the Wilin during National Reconciliation Week

Dungala Kaiela Oration

Josephine Sukkar delivered the 2021 Dungala Kaiela Oration

Narrm Oration

Prof Papaarangi Reid delivered the 2021 Narrm Oration

Narrm Oration

The Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health hosted the Narrm Oration dinner.

17 May 2022 | PURSUIT

Why wait? Treaty and the Federal election

First Nations people shouldn’t have to wait for non-Indigenous Australians to catch up when it comes to committing to Treaty say University of Melbourne experts

16 May 2022 | PURSUIT

Embracing queer Indigenous Australia

Health services need to cater to the whole person as a human right, and that includes Indigenous LGBTIQ+ Australians, argues University of Melbourne expert.

13 May 2022 | PURSUIT

First Nations peoples as political designers

First Nations peoples must step into their ancient role as political designers to reshape Australian policy and institutions says University of Melbourne expert

18 Oct 2021 | PURSUIT

Australia’s rivers are ancestral beings

Rivers are recognised as legal persons and living entities. Experts, including University of Melbourne, say Australia's rivers are Indigenous ‘ancestral beings’

11 Oct 2021 | PURSUIT

Indigenous knowledge and the myth of ‘wilderness’

Aboriginal ideas of ‘wilderness’ contrast with romantic ideas of a pristine environment. And it excludes Indigenous people, say University of Melbourne experts.

08 Aug 2021 | PURSUIT

Leaving no one behind

A University of Melbourne expert says this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples recognises the rights and social equity of Indigenous peoples.

06 Jul 2021 | PURSUIT

Healing Country

We need to recognise the deep knowledge First Peoples bring in managing and adapting to changing environments, says a University of Melbourne expert.

30 Apr 2021 | PURSUIT

The power of the Indigenous business sector

Each year, Indigenous businesses bring in around $A5 billion, now University of Melbourne research reveals the extent of the power of Indigenous business.

08 Apr 2021 | PURSUIT

Sky fireballs and a shark in the stars: Indigenous art and astronomy

Meriam elder Uncle Segar Passi shares his knowledge of weather, wildlife, sea, land and sky and how they influence his artwork with University of Melbourne