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Kurongkurl Katitjin

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".

Student testimonials


Research activity

Research is a high priority for Kurongkurl Katitjin, most notably, but not exclusively, through the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.

Examples of our research include:

News & events

  • Perth Airport Indigenous Scholarship

    Off to a flying start

    ECU students Kelli Schmitt, Daniel Edwards and Kirsty Eades have been awarded a 2014 Perth Airport Indigenous Scholarship thanks to the generosity of Perth Airport.

  • Nyoongar Season âDjilba (Aug/Sept)

    Nyoongar Season Snapshot: Djilba 2014

    The Nyoongar Season ‘Djilba (Aug/Sept) is represented by the colour pink as it symbolises growth of wildflowers and plants.

  • Professor Colleen Hayward

    NAIDOC Week celebrations at ECU

    A new art exhibition and cultural performance, daily film screenings and flag-raising ceremonies at ECU during 2014 NAIDOC Week will celebrate the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


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