National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week
Always was, always will be. Let’s work together for a shared future.
Welcome to country from Professor Simon Forrest
Curtin University acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which the Perth Campus is located, the Wadjuk people of the Nyungar Nation; and on our Kalgoorlie campus, the Wongutha people of the North-Eastern Goldfields.
Leading diversity and inclusion
Curtin University continues to lead national reconciliation in the education sector with its Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2018-2020.
An Elevate RAP – the highest level within Reconciliation Australia’s Workplace RAP Framework – is for organisations that have a proven track record of embedding effective RAP initiatives in their workplace.
Curtin’s RAP journey has helped the University think more strategically about how the entire Curtin community – not just particular groups or areas – can advance reconciliation.
Since the launch of the Elevate RAP in November 2018, Curtin has made significant steps in achieving its cultural and leadership cornerstones. These include uniting with organisations to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and progressing the innovative bush learning space at Nowanup.
Reconciliation Australia CEO Karen Mundine commended Curtin as a dedicated supporter of reconciliation for many years, after joining the program in 2008 as the first Australian teaching and research institution to develop and implement its own RAP.
Karen Mundine, CEO Reconciliation Australia
By raising the bar of its RAP ambitions, Curtin continues to lead national reconciliation action in the education sector. On behalf of Reconciliation Australia, I congratulate Curtin on adopting its Elevate RAP, and look forward to following the University’s future achievements.