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First Nations Leadership

An Aboriginal-led portfolio

First Nations Leadership is an Aboriginal lead Portfolio. We are uniquely dedicated to Indigenous capacity building, including First Nations research and community engagement.

Professor Reuben Bolt

Meet the Deputy Vice-Chancellor First Nations Leadership Professor Reuben Bolt

Professor Reuben Bolt is a descendant of the Yuin/Wandandian and Ngarigo peoples and is the first person of Aboriginal heritage to graduate with a PhD at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Sydney. 

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First Nations Strategy and Partnership

The First Nations Strategy and Partnerships team contributes to improving First Nations' participation and outcomes in higher education and TAFE.

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First Nations Academic in Residence

The Larrakia academic-in-residence provides culturally informed guidance, direction, and support to CDU's Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, staff, and stakeholders. 

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Our visions

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    Our Vision

    CDU was the first university in Australia to appoint a Pro Vice-Chancellor for Indigenous Leadership. One of our goals is to be the university of choice for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and staff. Central to this is the incorporation of Indigenous perspectives and knowledge into CDU’s core business.

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    Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) Performance Reports

    The Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) performance reports outline CDU's key strategies to meet ongoing responsibilities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student achievements in higher education.

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    Engagement & events

    First Nations Leadership demonstrates CDU’s commitment to First Nations perspectives and knowledge in several ways. One such way is the promotion of First Nations culture through events. 

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Information and resources for researchers and participants

First Nations research resources

Informed and reflective research is crucial to ensuring equitable outcomes for researchers and participants.

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