Acknowledgement of country
An Acknowledgement of Country is a statement that shows awareness of and respect for the Traditional Owners of the land you’re on. You can include an Acknowledgement in your email signature, when introducing yourself or as part of your welcome for meetings and events.
You can find out more about writing an Acknowledgement on the Acknowledgement of Country webpage.
Learn how to speak some of the language of the Traditional Owners of the land you’re on, and include it in conversations.
You can learn how to speak conversational Noongar by completing Curtin’s Noongar Language and Culture MOOC, available for registration via iPerform.
Consume creative works
Consume and appreciate creative works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. You can find Carrolup artworks at the John Curtin Gallery.
Uluru Statement from the Heart
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is an invitation to the Australian people from First Nations Australians. It asks them to walk together to build a better future through key reforms: establishing a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution and a Makarrata Commission for the purpose of treaty making and truth-telling.
You can learn more about the first reform, enshrining an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, on the A Voice to Parliament website produced in partnership by From the Heart and the Uluru Dialogues.
Respond to racism
Learn how to respond to racism and be a good ally. You’ll find resources on the Racism. It Stops With Me website.
Explore new perspectives and check out the resources below
Read books and articles, and watch films and TEDx talks about the personal experiences and histories of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people – see below for a list of resources.