Developing Indigenous leaders; creating positive futures for our communities.
The University of Western Australia’s partnership with the Aboriginal community of Western Australia began in 1988 with the establishment of the Centre for Aboriginal Programmes (now the School of Indigenous Studies).
In 2016, UWA consolidated the Indigenous Portfolio under the leadership of a Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education who is also responsible for the School of Indigenous Studies.
The Indigenous Portfolio is the visible gateway into all areas of the University for the Indigenous community, both on and off campus, providing cultural affirmation and support to Indigenous staff and students across the University.
Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners
The University of Western Australia acknowledges the custodians and traditional owners of land on which any of its campuses are located.
At the main campus, Crawley, the University acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners of the land on which it is situated. The Whadjuk Noongar remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land, and continue to practise their value, languages, beliefs and knowledge.
The UWA Indigenous Strategy
The Indigenous Strategy aligns the vision, strategic objectives and performance of Indigenous education at UWA with the University’s strategic directions and the national Indigenous higher education agenda.
School of Indigenous Studies
Our aim is to achieve excellence and equity in all aspects of higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.