Acknowledgement of Country
The Australian National University acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land upon which this graduation ceremony takes place.
This Ngunnawal Ngambri land has supported our students throughout their time at ANU and will continue to hold a space for future generations to come together, learning from Country and one another.
We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, past, present and future and acknowledge that this land from which we benefit has an ancient history that is both rich and sacred.
The ANU community makes a commitment to always respect the land upon which we stand and ensure that the voices of this land's First Peoples are both heard and listened to so that we may move towards a future marked by cooperation and a shared respect.
The Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre provides a meeting place and support-base for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff at ANU.
'Tjabal' means a large assembly of groups from widely separated areas. It is an acknowledgement that the ANU Indigenous cohort comes from all across Australia-from Desert Country to Sea Country-but we can call Tjabal a home away from home. Here you will find Indigenous students and staff strongly committed to improving education outcomes and achieving study and career goals that positively impact our communities.
The Centre offers:
- academic support and advice
- pastoral care and personal support
- access to quality tuition
- advice on internships and scholarships
- links to ANU services, such as health centre, careers and academic skills
- outreach programs to prospective ANU students
- study spaces
"The dreaming tracks lead into a central meeting place, and it is along these paths that the students travel and meet at Tjabal, our Centre at ANU. From this central ground, students branch out into different areas of the University, into their places of learning. The different facilities are represented by the six smaller meeting places. These faculties are Arts, Law, Languages, Science, Fine Arts and Information Technology."