Stories

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.

Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity welcomes 2021 cohort

Eighteen leaders from Australia and New Zealand with a background in Indigenous social change have been selected for the 2021 Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) program, hosted by the University of Melbourne.

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Reckoning with Australia’s colonial archive: poet Natalie Harkin wins RAKA Prize

Narungga woman and South Australian poet, Natalie Harkin has won the 2020 Kate Challis RAKA Award for her work Archival-Poetics, an unflinching anthology that faces the violence the colony has inflicted on Indigenous women, and offers a roadmap for healing in the centuries ahead.

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Staff profile: Jack Stevens

As an Indigenous Student Success Officer working in Murrup Barak, Jack Stevens finds joy in not only being able to give back to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students but being part of

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Reconciliation a project pillar of the New Student Precinct

The New Student Precinct is a Signature Project for the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP 3) that aims to achieve transformational change and deep cultural engagement through the built environment, instilling a sense of belonging and affirming the traditional owner’s Connection to Country.

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Lighting the Wilin

Parbin-ata Carolyn Briggs lighting the Wilin during National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week

Alice Skye interviews Uncle Jack Charles during National Reconciliation Week

VCA Art Forum

Dr David Sequeira interviews Tony Albert for VCA Art Forum

Dungala Kaiela Oration

Dr Lois Peeler delivered the Dungala Kaiela Oration in September

NAIDOC Week

Zena Cumpston in conversation with Prof Bruce Pascoe and Assoc Prof Michael-Shawn Fletcher

Narrm Oration

Assoc Prof Michael-Shawn Fletcher delivered the Narrm Oration in November

09 Dec 2020 | PURSUIT

Everything is Country

Wiradjuri man and University of Melbourne geographer Associate Professor Michael-Shawn Fletcher explores how belonging to Country embeds us within the world

26 Nov 2020 | PURSUIT

Our country, Our way

This year, the University of Melbourne's Narrm Oration explores how Indigenous people and knowledge can save Australia’s environmental unravelling.

13 Nov 2020 | PURSUIT

Decolonising social work

Proud Durrumbal/Kullilli and Yidinji woman, University of Melbourne educator and social worker, Tileah Drahm-Butler, is working to decolonise social work.

11 Nov 2020 | PURSUIT

Safeguarding our shared cultural heritage

There are thousands of agreements between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, but University of Melbourne experts say these agreements don’t always work.

09 Nov 2020 | PURSUIT

50 words in Australian Indigenous languages

A new University of Melbourne online resource – the 50 Words Project – makes words from local Indigenous languages available for everyone to hear and learn.

05 Oct 2020 | PURSUIT

Australian literature’s great silence

A new University of Melbourne study says we must question the very white stories told in our classrooms and the lack of Indigenous authors in the curriculum.