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We provide a culturally safe environment for our students, staff and communities through recognition of our First Peoples—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
We also promote reconciliation, respect, education and engagement.
Griffith has the largest Indigenous-student population of any Queensland university, and the second largest number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic staff in Australia.
Through our work with Indigenous Elders, we continue to develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement strategies and partnerships for community empowerment, as well as a curriculum informed by respect for the knowledge systems of our First Peoples.
Our Indigenous research development also aims to further the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
First peoples employment
South Bank, Nathan and Mount Gravatt campuses are situated on the land of the Yugarabul, Yuggera, Jagera and Turrbal peoples. Logan is situated on the land of the Yuggera, Turrbal, Yugarabul, Jagera and Yugambeh peoples. The Gold Coast is situated on the land of the Yugambeh/Kombumerri peoples.
Council of Elders
Griffith’s Council of Elders provides leadership and direction to the University on issues of importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Council of Elders also helps strengthen relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and promote a spirit of reconciliation and respect.
First peoples scholarships
We have a variety of scholarships open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. These range from academic, accommodation and sporting scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Indigenous Research unit
Our Indigenous Research Unit supports and facilitates research relevant to and prioritised by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Unit also aims to influence policy to improve socioeconomic conditions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to further the aspirations of communities.
First peoples health unit
The First Peoples Health Unit is committed to increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student success towards a more highly skilled, highly educated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.