Tilly Langford and Leroy Fernando

Indigenous Officers

indigenous.officers@src.usyd.edu.au
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The Indigenous Collective is an inclusive, culturally safe and welcoming space for all students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. We stand by the idea that no matter how much milk, honey or sugar you add to tea, it’s still tea.

Akala and Thomas will be the office bearers for the 2019 Indigenous Collective, and look forward to meeting and getting to know all the new and existing Indigenous students at the University of Sydney. The Collective is here to support and guide all Indigenous students as they navigate University life. We are here to listen to your issues and ideas, give advice and support as well as be that extra helping hand and friendly face around campus – anything we can’t solve directly, we know where to find help and will be there with you until it is solved.

In 2019, we are striving to create an environment on campus that promotes Indigenous voices and creates action through a holistic Indigenous presence on campus across all disciplines, ages, origins and perspectives. We look forward to running multiple event throughout the year both within the University as well as in the local community ranging from Indigenous performances, sporting events and inviting Indigenous elders to campus to pass down their experiences.

We look forward to continually amplify Indigenous voices and work towards creating a campus that is cultural aware, competent and engaging.

Akala Newman (Wiradjuri) and Thomas Harrington (Bundjalung), 2019 Indigenous Office Bearers

Latest Reports

SRC Indigenous Officers Report

Howdy y’all! Hope you had a good break. Now, just in case you missed it over your alcohol study fueled break, here are a few important issues. What is the intrinsic aspect of Australian politics? The humble thought bubble. Warren Mundine in his role as Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council has suggested […]

Indigenous Report – Week 2, Sem 1

Howdy. Now is everyone ready for some knowledge? Well if you are reading this, you are procrastinating, a puzzled first year or an interested reader (You know who you are) so damn straight you are ready for some knowledge! Well firstly, 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Ride. Fifty years ago, students from […]

Although a mouthful to pronounce, SULS’ DLA Piper Social Justice Conference addressed many current concerns

Although a mouthful to pronounce, SULS’ DLA Piper Social Justice Conference (#SJcon14) addressed many current concerns, including the background of imprisonment and racial vilification. In her keynote address, Alison Churchill identified the effects of colonisation, dispossession of land, over-policing and child removal as being “inextricably linked” to the overrepresentation of Indigenous Australians in our prisons. […]