Master of Indigenous Knowledges (Mawul Rom)

The Mawul Rom Ceremony belongs to the Dhurili Clan Nations, Yolngu people of East Arnhem Land. The word `Rom', means law in Yolngu language, so Mawul Rom is the law of peace-making. Through the generosity of the Yolngu law makers and ceremony holders, Mawul Rom is offered as a legitimate point of entry into ceremonial life and law of the system of Mayadin Law.

This ceremony has been used traditionally for centuries as a conflict resolution and healing process to restore relationships between individuals, groups and clan nations. The ceremony is strongly linked conceptually to non-Indigenous ideals related to mediation, conflict resolution, leadership and decision-making processes. This course provides a cultural space between this ceremony and the academy that draws on both knowledge systems to explore and develop professional knowledge and skills in mediation and negotiation.

Applications are accepted for the Master of Indigenous Knowledges (Mawul Rom) based on a selection process administered by the Mawul Rom Association on behalf of the elders of the clans responsible for Mawul Rom. Applicants to the Mawul Rom Program need to demonstrate that they can fulfil the criteria for application, based on the following: a written application followed by an interview will be assessed by a selection panel and successful applicants of this process will be invited to apply for the Master of Indigenous Knowledges (Mawul Rom).

For further information please contact:

Ian Dinning
Phone: 0400 509 956
Email: ian.dinning@cdu.edu.au