At Flinders University, we recognise the unique position of Indigenous Australians as First Nations people, and are committed to Indigenous education and engagement.
Our Strategic Plan, The 2025 Agenda: Making a Difference, states our commitment to: engaging with Indigenous Australians, students, staff and the community respecting Indigenous knowledge systems and perspectives, progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment and wellbeing.
The Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement provides strategic leadership for the University in relation to:
Purlirna kardlarna ngadluku miyurnaku yaintya tikkiarna. Wardlipari is the homeriver in the Milky Way.
The stars are the fires of the people living there. Yurarlu yurakauwi trruku-ana padninthi Wardlipari.
Yurakauwi the rainbow serpent goes into the dark spots in the Milky Way.
Ngaiyirda karralika kawingka tikainga yara kumarninthi. When the outer world and the sky connect with the water the two become one.’
Poetic text gifted to Flinders University by Kaurna Elder Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien.
We recognise that Flinders was established on the lands of the Kaurna nation, and acknowledge the traditional owners of the various teaching locations of the University.
The Poche Centres for Indigenous Health aim to increase Indigenous involvement in the study of health.
Flinders assists Indigenous Australian students with:
For an overview of support services available to Indigenous Australian students, refer to Yunggorendi Student Engagement.
The NTMP enables Territory residents to complete our medical program without travelling interstate, and has a focus on attracting Indigenous Australian students.