NAIDOC Week 2023

For Our Elders.

“Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families. 

They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and our loved ones”.

What changes are you making to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?

NAIDOC Week aboriginal dot painting - play video

We encourage the Curtin and wider communities to see, hear and learn from our First Nations peoples.

Hear from some of our Curtin students as they explain what changes they are making to ‘get up, stand up and show up’ with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Progressing reconciliation

At Curtin, we have a long history of leading reconciliation in higher education. We have been delivering education programs with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples since the 1970s, and in 2008 joined the national Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program, becoming the first teaching and research institution to develop and implement a RAP.

We have since continued our commitment to reconciliation by supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart and progressing the Nowanup Bush Campus. We will continue to listen to First Nations peoples as we map out the next steps in our reconciliation journey.

Reconciliation at Curtin

Discover how Curtin students are active in the community

Planet Positive action inspired by First Nations Elders

Brittany Winter, is a proud young woman of Wiradjuri Descent, living on Whadjuk Noongar Country while studying applied sciences at Curtin University’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies. She is also a student champion for Curtin’s new Planet Positive Program which aims to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges.

Curtin scholarship clears a pathway for healing

A Curtin student who spent years working through her healing alone is watching her path unfold into a career helping others heal their trauma. At the end of this year, Renna Gayde, a Walbuja Woman from the Yuin Nation in New South Wales, will start her career in social work, with the goal of healing the relationship between the social work profession and First Nations Peoples.