Wouldn’t it be great if indigenous knowledge and cultures were embedded into our classrooms? Wouldn’t it be good to be more aware of Indigenous stories and perspectives?
We are proud that Macquarie University is one of the few universities who have made a formal commitment to making that happen through a ten year strategy.
Walanga Muru, The Office of Indigenous Strategy, has recently released Macquarie University’s first Indigenous Strategy 2016 – 2025.
The Strategy aims:
- To engage Indigenous Communities with the university in a respectful and culturally appropriate way.
- Build aspiration for tertiary education amongst Aboriginal Communities
- Increase the numbers of Indigenous students and staff at our university.
- Encourage more Indigenous undergraduates to continue into postgraduate and higher degree research studies.
- Develop a cultural competency framework that will enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to enjoy a more culturally aware and safe campus that promotes Indigenous excellence and success through increased Indigenous completions and employment across our university.
These aims cannot be achieved by Walanga Muru alone.
YOU are critical to the implementation of the strategy.
How can you get involved?
- Have a read of the strategy (Indigenous Strategy)
- Make contact with the Walanga Muru office (e.g. with Jennifer Gili or Alex Swain) to discuss how you and your office/faculty or department can be a part of the process of improving access, participation and success for Indigenous Australians at Macquarie.