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Welcome to Kurongkurl Katitjin, Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research at Edith Cowan University.

Kurongkurl Katitjin, pronounced koor-ong-kurl cut-it-chin, is a Nyoongar phrase meaning “coming together to learn”.

Our mission is to “provide excellence in teaching, learning and research in a culturally inclusive environment that values the diversity of Indigenous Australian history and cultural heritage".

News

Aboriginal students reap great rewards from boarding school – but face unique challenges

Aboriginal students reap great rewards from boarding school – but face unique challenges

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Many Indigenous students from remote areas overcome unique challenges to attend boarding school, and in doing so, reap clear benefits including employability, access to positive social networks and an improved sense of empowerment according to new ECU research.

Noongar fire practice ‘best’

Noongar fire practice ‘best’

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Edith Cowan University cultural awareness officer Jason Barrow along with retired forester and bushfire researcher David Ward, held a workshop in Bridgetown on Friday which challenged modern methods of bushfire control.

Nyoongar Season ‘Djilba (Aug/Sept)

Nyoongar Season Snapshot: Djilba

Monday, 06 August 2018

Did you know there are six Nyoongar seasons for the south west region of WA? Learn about Djilba (Aug – Sep), the time for wildflowers and new growth.

Research Activity

Aligned with ECU priorities, research is a high priority for Kurongkurl Katitjin. The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet are a Level 2 Research Centre within Kurongkurl Katitjin.

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