The loss of a language is a lot more than just the loss of words. It is also the loss of identity, spirituality, cultural knowledge and values. Using the latest 3D animation technology Indigenous stories and languages come to life – records the past, preserves the present, and protects Indigenous languages and knowledge into the future.
This page on the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences website outlines the activities of the Gukwonderuk Unit, which supports students by providing subject-relevant resources and a student lounge.
The William Cooper Institute supports Indigenous students and staff at Monash University. The institute oversees the development of targeted strategies to increase the participation of Indigenous students across the country, in particular, graduate students and those from regional areas.
Focused on building leadership skills, including range of professional and academic skills, this program aims to enable Indigenous students to become leaders at university, in workplaces, and in the community. The program blends online modules, interactive face-to-face workshops and social events. For more information, contact the Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit.
History of Indigenous programs at Monash University
In this book, Dr Rani Kerin explores 50 years of Indigenous programs at Monash University. From the Centre for Research into Aboriginal Affairs, established in 1964, through to the University's current study areas and engagement units, this book examines Monash's leadership in both Indigenous studies and community outreach.
Monash University has developed a Reconciliation Action Plan, outlining the measures the University is taking to develop an inclusive environment, encourage enrolments from Indigenous students, and increase cultural awareness.
The Monash University Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC) is an advisory body to the University. The IAC reflects the views of Indigenous communities and advises Monash in relation to Indigenous programs.
Indigenous cultural awareness programs are available for students (via Moodle) and staff (via face-to-face workshops). They provide open and respectful environments where you can learn about Indigenous history and current affairs in a safe and inclusive environment.