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Indigenous Studies Guide: Home

College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society

Guide Contents

Indigenous Futures covers a wide range of subjects. Please check the tabs at the top of this guide to access resources on

  • Indigenous Knowledges and Policy Resources
  • Language Resources, Linguistics and Creative Writing Resources
  • Education Resources
  • Employment Resources
  • Health Resources
  • Referencing Information

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Interdisciplinary journals

Sharing Knowledge

@Payl-Linda Ford 2008 The 3 prominent circles represent the knowledge communities. The red circle represents Information literacy. The black circle represents the Indigenous knowledge system. The white circle represents the western knowledge system. The green background represents the connections, relationships and knowledge growth.
The black lines represent the Pulay Pulay (male and female) also known as the Rainbow Serpent. The Pulay Pulay represent the sacredness of knowledge and the possession of ‘higher’ knowledge is power. Hence the knowledge communities are entwined with the Pulay Pulay. The key to the success of gaining knowledge is through ongoing connections and relationships that is inclusive of the gender balance in our personal and professional delivery of knowledge in the sacred place of higher education units.
The white solid dots that boarder the 3 knowledge communities represent the higher education learners, who are the students. The black solid dots represent the Rak Mak Mak Marranunggu lecturer. The red solid dots represent the Librarians, TLDG and databases. The emphasis on joining the dots is to demonstrate the preparation and work commitment by a team of professionals to deliver literacy information requires a workplace culture that has good connections and relationships.
Painting by: Dr Payi-Linda Ford 7th April 2008

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Indigenous Knowledge


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Indigenous Newspapers & Media

ABC Indigenous - ABC online portal for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The portal is designed to reflect current issues in the Indigenous community and includes links to Message Stick.

AIATSIS Online Collections - consist of items from our published print collections which have been digitised and archived such as the Koori Mail and Dawn / New Dawn.

AWAYE - is produced and presented by Aboriginal broadcasters and is Australia's only national Indigenous arts and culture program. Awaye! covers music (from the yidaki and gumleaf to techno), arts, spirituality, politics, dance, literature, theatre - in short, the healthy and vibrant diversity of Aboriginal culture across the country.

INFOKOORI is an index to the Koori Mail, a national fortnightly newspaper published in Lismore, NSW, that focuses on the Indigenous people of Australia, from May 1991 to date. It is also an index to biographical information from various magazines including: Our Aim (1907–1961), Dawn (1952–1969), New Dawn (1970–1975) and Identity (1971–1982).

Land Rights News Central Australia- Australia's longest running Aboriginal Newspaper. Land Rights News is published by the Central and Northern Land Councils and is distributed free to communities in the Northern Territory.

Living Black - SBS program that began in February 2003. Its brief was to provide a voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who wanted their say on current issues of concern.

National Indigenous Times - is a newspaper that has been in print since 2002 whose goal is to bridge the knowledge gap for mainstream Australians of the aspirations of Indigenous Australians

989fm - Brisbane indigenous Rado service.  98.9FM is part of the National Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS), a satellite network of over 120 community radio stations reaching the length and breadth of Australia.  NIRS will be co-located with 98.9fm at its new premises in West End.

Trove  Australian newspapers 1803-1954

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