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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 are rewarded with benefits from attending boarding school including employability, positive social networks and an improved sense of empowerment according to new ECU research.

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

Thursday, 19 July 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.

ECU brings Naidoc Week cultural activities to Merriwa Primary School

ECU brings Naidoc Week cultural activities to Merriwa Primary School

Thursday, 05 July 2018

Merriwa Primary School celebrated Naidoc Week early with a series of workshops last week led by ECU cultural awareness officer Jason Barrow and Kurongkurl Katitjin team member Caroline Bishop.

Professor Colleen Hayward

Professor Hayward's career has come full circle

Monday, 04 June 2018

ECU's most senior Aboriginal staff member is set to retire in 2019.

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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