Marni naa pudni

Students in Yaitya Ngutupira
Marni naa pudniKaurna language for good you all came

We acknowledge the Kaurna people, the original custodians of the Adelaide Plains and the land on which the University of Adelaide’s campuses at North Terrace, Waite and Roseworthy are built.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Framework

The Library has developed a framework to support and direct engagement with Indigenous students and staff, and guide the Library’s responsibilities as collection custodians with cultural sensitivity.

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Yaitya Ngutupira

Yaitya Ngutupira comes from the Kaurna language, meaning about Aboriginal knowledge.

Yaitya Ngutupira [audio pronunciation] is a space and collection of physical and digital items from across the Library, brought together on the themes of linguistics, art, native title, health, social justice, politics, and biographical and cultural knowledge. The collection aims to highlight and present books written by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors and scholars.

You can find Yaitya Ngutupira spaces on Level 1 at the Barr Smith Library, and at our Waite and Roseworthy campus libraries. 

Items in the Yaitya Ngutupira collection can now be searched directly online.

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Indigenous Australian resources

The Library’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander subject portal provides a starting point for finding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library materials, resources and subject guides.

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Research support

Ethical and responsible practice is essential in all research that involves or impacts Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. It helps ensure your research is safe, respectful, and conducted in fair and mutual cultural exchange.The Library’s Indigenous Research Support pages provide information about the principles and protocols you will need to understand and apply before, during, and after your research.

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