International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is celebrated every year on 9 August. In 2014, the theme is Bridging the gap: implementing the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Western Sydney University recognises that having dynamic, purposeful and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities is a key building block which underpins its philosophy of 'Bringing Knowledge to Life'.

The Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Engagement (OATSIEE) has as its overarching remit, the enhancement of First Peoples' staff and student experience at Western Sydney University. OATSIEE has developed the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Engagement Action Plan as an organisational framework to achieve current and future strategies.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of this day, we are reflecting on the unique contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and asking for Action Plan Ambassador.

If you believe your knowledge and experiences could be of benefit, please visit the Action Plan Ambassadors web page and contact OATSIEE to register your interest.