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Wominjeka – Welcome to the Indigenous Department!
Our job in the UMSU Indigenous Department is to give voice to the Indigenous students to ensure they have the best university experience possible. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students by ensuring we promote an inclusive and safe campus. This year we hope to create change not only within our cohort but the wider University student body. In light of recent events, we find it especially important to highlight Indigenous knowledge systems and ways of knowing to protect our environment for future generations.
UMSU and the University of Melbourne acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which our campuses are situated. We pay our respects to Elders both past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians – Sovereignty of this land was never ceded.
To learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and knowledge, feel free to contact the Murrup Barak Institute at the University.
Get in touch with your UMSU Indigenous officers!
Hope Kuchel & Shanysa McConville
03 8344 8159