2018 Vincent Lingiari Lecture

Indigenous engagement & events

The Office of Indigenous Leadership and regional Outreach demonstrates CDU’s commitment to Indigenous perspectives and knowledge in several ways.

We take pride in celebrating Indigenous academic achievement, commemorating the anniversaries of significant Indigenous struggles and victories. We strengthen community engagement through culturally relevant events which further understanding and respect of our Indigenous peoples, cultures, histories and our many contributions to Australian society.

Key events include the annual CDU Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week, Indigenous Valedictory celebrations, local and regional festivals and events that celebrate Indigenous culture, family, education, and wellbeing.

22 MayIndigenous Valedictory Ceremony - Casuarina campus
26 MayNational Sorry Day
26 May – 3 JuneNational Reconciliation Week
7 JuneBarunga Festival – Katherine
13 JuneIVC Valedictory Ceremony - Alice Springs campus
7 – 13th JulyNAIDOC Week
1 – 5th AugustGarma Festival - Nhulunbuy
17 OctoberIndigenous Valedictory Ceremony - Casuarina campus

Shaping the Future Forum - Hosted on 23 January 2019 at Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus

A presentation on research projects related to 'better understanding and responding to the needs of regional and remote Indigenous Higher education students in the NT'

These research projects were recently awarded a 2018 Australian Rural Education Award by the Society for the Provision of Rural Education in Australia (SPERA) for five intersecting Indigenous higher education related research projects emanating out of the Office of Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership CDU, over the past three years.

The award is for existing projects that demonstrate a proven link between a rural, regional and/or remote school or learning context and the local community, and benefiting a defined group.

These projects have included partnerships with BIITE, CQU and SUT and various funding bodies.

View presentations from the forum here:

Forum introduction
Welcome to Country – Bilawara Lee
Opening Remarks – Professor Simon Maddocks
Scene Setting – Mr Shane Motlap & Words from EPHEA – Ms Gabrielle O’Brien


Presentation 1 

'What does success look like in Indigenous higher education policy contexts in the NT?: Indigenous stakeholder perspectives' presented by Ms Catherine Street (PhD Student) & Mr Shane Motlap

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Presentation 2
'Barriers to, and facilitators of, Indigenous student success: Perspectives from the frontline' presented by Ms Kim Robertson & Professor James Smith

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Presentation 3
'Understanding Indigenous Student completions from two regional universities – What can cohort analysis tell us' presented by Ms Fiona Shalley

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Presentation 4
'Surveys with Indigenous students: What do they tell us?' presented by Ms Penny Szybiak

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Presentation 5

'Strengthening evaluation in Indigenous higher education contexts in Australia' presented by Professor James Smith & Dr Kellie Pollard

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Presentation 6
'Evidence-based actions to support remote Indigenous participation in higher education: What do we know and where to next?' presented by Ms Donna Stephens & Professor James Smith

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Presentation 7
'Building the Indigenous higher education workforce in Australia: What needs to be done?' presented by Dr Sarah Ireland & Ms Kim Robertson

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Presentation 8
'Provocations and contestations of boarding for remote students as a pathway into higher education' presented by Associate Professor John Guenther and Mr Andrew Lloyd

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