RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
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RMIT University Library acknowledges that discrimination and prejudice are expressed through language and that attitudes and cultural values are evident in the way we choose words. This library guide has interchangeably used the terms Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous and First Nations. We did not always choose the words, but rather the resource being referred to uses those words. This library guide was constructed with the core value of Respect.
In 2017 a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives from around Australia produced the Uluru Statement from the Heart. This landmark document calls for recognition of Aboriginal sovereignty, constitutional reform, a Makaratta (Treaty), truth-telling, and a voice to Parliament. Explore the Statement and its background.
Five principles guide the Indigenous Cultural Competency in Australian Universities Best Practice Framework:
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Hill, B., Harris, J., & Bacchus, R. (Eds.). (2020) Teaching Aboriginal cultural competence: authentic approaches Springer.
Mayor, T. (2019). Finding the heart of the nation: the journey of the Uluru Statement towards voice, treaty and truth Hardie Grant Travel. Cover image © Tourism Australia. All rights reserved.
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