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Indigenous Knowledges

  • Kyleigh and daugthers involved in Molly Wardugaga Centre research on Indigenous birthing IBUS

    What does it take to improve Indigenous birth outcomes?

    It’s not the norm for research projects to observe outcomes improved by 50 per cent. In fact, it’s quite unusual. But this is what CDU’s Indigenous Birthing in an Urban Setting (IBUS) research project has found. The results send a strong signal that the preterm birth gap can be reduced.

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    Is this the answer to a better start for remote Indigenous kids?

    Early childhood is a crucial stage of a human being’s development. It impacts the rest of their life and, by extension, society. But sadly, this can be a very difficult stage for many Indigenous children in remote Australia. Dr Gary Robinson is working with agencies who are trying to change that.

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    Power(ful) play: Why Harita is studying Indigenous languages

    Criminal defence lawyer Harita Sridhar is passionate about helping and engaging with Indigenous communities. She started her career with a law degree and is now going a step further with a postgraduate certificate in Indigenous Knowledges at CDU.

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    Why an Arts degree is worth studying

    Is an arts degree worth it? It’s a question you might be asking yourself as the Australian Government proposes to re-direct funding from Arts degrees to degrees in health, education, science and technology. It absolutely is, says Dean Ruth Wallace. 

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    Can copyright laws protect Indonesia's unique batik art?

    Dina wanted to find a way of safeguarding and protecting the cultural assets and traditions of her Indonesian homeland. So, she moved from the bustling city of Yogyakarta to Darwin to pursue a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at CDU to do just that. 

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    International scholarship for Elinor’s Indigenous policy study dream

    Elinor’s focus on her studies recently paid off when was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achiever Scholarship to study a Master of Public Policy at Charles Darwin University in Darwin, a degree that she’ll use to address Indigenous disadvantage.

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    Finding the elusive little people

    Tales of fairies, elves and “little people” are common folklore around the world, but despite their ubiquity they are rarely seen. Their names differ, but beliefs passed across generations are rich with stories that feature these elusive beings.

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    Meet CDU's Indigenous female Trailblazers

    From its very foundations, Indigenous women have contributed to making this University what it is today – they have inspired, driven change and shown pathways for staff and students, and we proudly acknowledge them all. Read the inspiring stories of eight such amazing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who walked ahead, but always together.

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