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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.
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.