OLT grant programs aim to provide funding for academic researchers to investigate, develop and implement innovations in teaching and learning. On the OLT website you can search for current and past Curtin-led and partnership research programs relating to Indigenous issues.
Indigenous research needs to be conducted with some considerations in mind. The following articles highlight some of these considerations.
In our quest to produce graduates who are culturally competent in Indigenous knowledge and culture, it is important that Curtin engages in Indigenous research. This means focusing on:
The general view of Indigenous research is that:
In order to forge ahead and become more culturally competent, it is important that Curtin form partnerships with other faculties and organisations within and outside the University. Here are some examples of Curtin's collaborations:
Curtin University's Indigenous Research Centre (CIRC) and is commited to the pursuit of Indigenous research and the dissemination of Indigenous research resources. It works to help in the advancement of Indigenous people through its research programs.
CIRC aims to actively contribute to the empowerment of Indigenous people and communities through its devotion to Indigenous control, participation and influence over research and development activities.
Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) is the first of its kind in Australia, and brings together Curtin's health researchers to work with industry partners, government and the wider community. It focuses on inter-professional education programs and research opportunities.
The National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) is Curtin's most well known health research centre. The institute responded to the Government's recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody through the establishment of the Indigenous Australian Research Program (IARP).
CSRR, in partnership with CAS, aim to gain an insight into the value of sport and recreation from an Indigenous Australian perspective. It has recently developed a database for industry use, and is integral in developing business cases for initiatives involving Nyoongar people. The Centre also conducts research on the link between Aboriginal culture and sport and recreation.
The Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS) aims to promote positive social change for Indigenous Australians through higher education and research. The Centre:
Curtin staff and students engaged in research in Indigenous communities, are required to follow set guidelines. The following considerations are important:
For more information, view the documents below.
Policies, Procedures and Guidelines