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? Continue reading Indigenous Strategy 2016 – 2025……in a minute!
Celebrated every year, National Reconciliation Week recognises the dates that commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. Everyone is invited to two special events during this year’s National Reconciliation Week: 27 May – 3 June 2016 at Macquarie University.
My family and I are proud Wiradjuri people, and I grew up on Darkinjung country on the Central Coast. I like to say that I was destined to be the first person in my family to go to university, but unfortunately my brother stole that title from me by about a year.
Your chance to join the dialogue about the way forward for Indigenous access and participation at Macquarie: the Indigenous Strategy Green Paper Forum on 10 February.
All across campus, departments and offices offer a wealth of material to help Macquarie staff and their students to engage with areas such as academic, digital and information literacy, indigenous perspectives, sustainability and employability. But would you know where to find it all? And wouldn’t it be nice if you could access everything in one place?
The end of 2015 is approaching with the re-entry velocity of a returning Soyuz capsule (230 metres per second) and indeed, much to my surprise, it seems that the festive season is already in full swing.
Appointed last year, Director of Indigenous Strategy Shane Hearn didn’t want to leap straight into a strategy document. That’s because we as a University need to engage in a real dialogue about Indigenous access and participation, and create the whole of university partnerships that will pave the way forward. Enter our Indigenous Strategy Green Paper – quite possibly a sector first.