Indigenous Events

The University hosts many events throughout the year and can be found at Future Students - Events.

This page is dedicated to Indigenous events.

UPCOMING EVENTS


ANNUAL STAFF VS INDIGENOUS STUDENTS SOCCER DAY


Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre

Register your interest to play or to attend by clicking on the Register Now button below.

PAST EVENTS


The Indigenous Professoriate Lecture 2


ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER FUTURE STUDENTS INFORMATION EVENINGS

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Future Students Information Evenings at Western Sydney University are an opportunity to hear about what courses are on offer and how Western can help you during your studies. Learn about the different pathways to study, the support services available, scholarships on offer and life on campus. 


NAIDOC WEEK 2022 (3 - 10 July)

Western Sydney University and The Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership welcomed NAIDOC 2022. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

NAIDOC | National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It provides an opportunity for people to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and history.

You can support your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country. 

NAIDOC QUIZ WINNERS 2022

Staff

  • 1st - Chris Miller
  • 2nd - Adriana Ferkula-Cohen
  • 3rd - Rebekah Brack                                        

Students

  • 1st - Eliza Darcy
  • 2nd - Shayanna McPherson
  • 3rd - Sarah Loft                                               

DEADLY CHALLENGE WINNERS 2022

Please join me in congratulating our winners of Western’s Deadly Challenge 2022:

  • 1st - Korinne Maree Bargiel
  • 2nd - Kaiden Collins
  • 3rd - Bree Raymond

School of Social Sciences Indigenous Learning and Teaching Showcase 2022

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

'Breaking the Making of Colonial Power' presented by Robyn Newitt (Lecturer in Criminology and Policing).

'Avoiding Damage-Centred and Othering Pedagogy' presented by Associate Professor Lucy Nicholas (Director Sexualities and Genders Research).

'The Ethics (And Dangers) of Teaching Indigenous Stories' presented by Gawain Bodkin-Andrews (Director Indigenous Research).






Yarramundi Lecture 2022

Ian and Nancy Turbott Auditorium
Parramatta South Campus, Building EE.G.19

Thursday, December 8, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Yarramundi Lecture provides a forum for the discussion of issues of local and national importance. It was established out of respect and recognition of First Nations People and has become central to the University's longstanding commitment to its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Guest Speakers


Dr Angela Dos Santos
Angela is an Australian Stroke Alliance Fellow and Australia’s first Indigenous neurologist, and a key clinical expert on aeromedical plans at Melbourne Brain Centre. Angela is also co-chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Council.

Brooke Toli
Brooke is a Western Sydney University student, Student Ambassador for the Office of Marketing and a casual tutor for the Badanami Centre of Indigenous Education.

Allan McKenzie
Allan is a proud Gamilaroi/Wiradjuri man who possesses a powerful combination of strong cultural knowledge, respect, and cultural awareness training techniques. A new age contemporary Aboriginal artist that is known for his vibrant and contemporary colour palette captivating audiences here and internationally, moving them in a narration across land, water, language into a pool of cultural immersion.

YARRAMUNDI LECTURE 2021

YARRAMUNDI LECTURE 2020


RESEARCH WEEK

25 – 29 October 2021

Bold Indigenous Futures

Western is proud to host keynote speaker Professor Bronwyn Carlson who holds the position Head of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University. Western's Director of Indigenous Research, Professor Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews will introduce a number of Western's Higher Degree Research students and academic staff who will deliver 5-minute presentations on their research projects - all of which are Indigenous focused.

After each presentation there will be a brief Q&A with the Research Leads.


 

Indigenous Led Research Excellence