Indigenous Events 2020

UPDATE: As a result of state and University policy, all Semester 1 UMSU Indigenous events are on hold! We will reassess throughout semester to determine the validity of running face-to-face or virtual events



Wednesday 26th February 

At the University of Melbourne’s Carnival Day, UMSU Indigenous ran a small stall on South Lawn. We helped raise money for Bushfire Relief, distributed Editions 4, 5 and 6 of Under Bunjil, our all-Indigenous student-led publication, ran face-painting, and promoted our International Women’s Day event.

Indigenous Officers Hope Kuchel and Shanysa McConville. Photo by Ben Levy


International Women’s Day 

Monday 9th March

At the beginning of Semester 1, we co-hosted an International Women’s Day event with the Women’s and POC Departments. We were lucky to have Celeste Liddle, a proud Arrernte woman, come along to The Univesity of Melbourne to discuss Feminism and Indigeneity. With input from our audience, Celeste discussed intersectionality, feminism, union work, and the climate crisis.

Left to Right: Hope Kuchel, Jessica Ferrari, Celeste Liddle, and Shanysa McConville 


Bad ‘n’ Boujee 

Tuesday 10th March

To link our new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with the older cohort, we hosted a Welcome Back celebration at the Prince Alfred Hotel in Week 2! With food and drinks provided, we ran some fun activities that allowed everyone to get to know each other in an energetic atmosphere.