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Sea of Hands

Sea of Hands

As a University, we are reflecting on the meaningful action we can take and the change we can influence as part of our reconciliation journey.

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Portrait honours Aboriginal leader

Uncle Rod stands with his portrait: Uncle Rodney O’Brien, Kaurna Elder (2021) by Thomas Readett, Ngarrindjeri/Arrernte people. University of Adelaide Library (A.VA.2022.1031)

As part of National Reconciliation Week, a new portrait has been unveiled in the Barr Smith Library of Uncle Rodney (Rod) O’Brien, respected Kaurna Elder and Cultural Advisor at the University of Adelaide.

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NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.

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Australian Book Review Indigenous Fellowship

Australian Book Review is pleased to offer the ABR Indigenous Fellowship, worth a total of $10,000. This Fellowship – generously funded by the ABR Patrons – is intended to generate vibrant new non-fiction journalism by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writer.

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In celebration of NAIDOC Week, the University of Adelaide has partnered with our neighbours at the South Australian Museum to provide students and staff with the opportunity to learn more about our nation's Indigenous Cultures.

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SONIA and Wirltu Yarlu Student Mentoring

Over the past couple weeks you would have seen emails from Wirltu Yarlu regarding Sonia. Sonia Online is a placement allocation software used by The University of Adelaide, and is now the administration hub for the Wirltu Yarlu Academic Mentoring Program (WYAMP).

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Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program orientation

On Friday the 25th of January, Wirltu Yarlu held the 2019 Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program Orientation.

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Waite campus flag raising

Waite campus flag raising

Today Wirltu Yarlu celebrated a flag raising event at the University of Adelaide – Waite Campus. This significant event marked the first time that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags were flown together with the Australian flag at Waite Campus.

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The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

We specifically need to interview people who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders living in South Australia to complete our survey. The survey can be completed by telephone or online. Each survey takes about 15 - 20 minutes to complete. All Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who complete the survey will receive a gift of $20 for their time.

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Karnkanthi Ball

As 2018 comes to a close, students emerge from their classrooms, libraries and studies to take stock of the year passed and celebrate their achievements and academic milestones.

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