‘Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties or calling out racism – we must do it together.’– NAIDOC, 2022
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.
NAIDOC Week 2022
This NAIDOC Week, we celebrate just some of the people within the Curtin community who continue to get up, stand up and show up for real change:
- Moorditj Yorga Scholarship funds surpass $1.5M
- Lotterywest support paves reconciliation pathway for Nyungar artworks
- From mission sites to healing centres
- A home away from home
- Curtin appoints first Dean of Indigenous Futures
What changes are you making to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
This year’s NAIDOC Week theme encourages us to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change. It’s also a time to acknowledge those who have championed change over the years, in areas such as equal rights and even basic human rights.
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.