We are a hub for research and knowledge about the economic development of Australia’s First People.
We educate Australians to critically reflect upon the past and present story of colonisation.
We bring people and communities together for healing through Makarratta.
"Colonisation is not a relic from from the past; the loss of land, language and culture remains an open wound."
"Stolen Aboriginal wealth has not been restored."
"You took our children, our sisters, our brothers, our mothers, our fathers, our grandfathers, our grandmothers, uncles and aunties, but we kept our stories"
"Researchers must study problematisations rather than problems"
"Systems meant to help often cause more harm as they reduce Aboriginal people to a problem."
"Aboriginal Law must sit on top of white man's law, because our Law is the Law of this land."
"If you don't do it now, your kids will be in the same position as you are when they grow up"
"We have survived, but with our healing and cultural strength, we will thrive."
"Our most important objective now is to restore to Aboriginals the power to make their own decisions about their way of life"
"They crossed the ocean with their traditional way of life shattered, clinging to meaningful communal identity only in memory"
"Concocted by the early settlers, Terra Nullius was used, systematically, cynically and effectively to deprive the indigenous people of their own land."
"Sovereignty has never been ceded or extinguished, and co-exists with the sovereignty of the crown"