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Aboriginal Students at Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame Australia welcomes Aboriginal students. The Fremantle campus is situated on Wadjuk Nyungar boodja (land). The university embraces the diverse range of cultures and traditions to the campus, and recognises Aboriginal students are an important part of the student community.
The narrators and story tellers are Wadjuk elders and the continuing significance of Walyalup (Fremantle) is documented, with a particular focus on the continuation of Nyungar people’s cultural knowledges. This includes their health and social well-being, their resilience to adversity and hardship, building upon the strength of their ancestors in a modern world.
The promotional video demonstrates the university’s recognition of the importance of the land on which it is situated in both a historical and contemporary context, and its celebration of sharing Wadjuk boodjar (land) will be a useful in both recruiting and retaining Aboriginal students.
- Notre Dame’s Commitment to Reconciliation
Notre Dame values the importance of a whole of University approach that recognises and builds on existing commitments to Indigenous education and respect for Indigenous peoples throughout Australia. It is committed to providing strong support for the process of Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
A number of scholarships are available to Aboriginal students.
- Australian Indigenous/Aboriginal Unigames
- Alternative Entry into Medicine
- Alternative Entry Pathways into University
- Aboriginal Tutorial Support
Aboriginal students can access a range of academic support while studying.
- Student Mentor Program
- Significant Dates
Throughout the years a number of Aboriginal events are recognised.
- Aboriginal Studies
Students have the opportunity to learn about the diverse cultures, histories, and experiences of Aboriginal peoples by enrolling in Aboriginal Studies.
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The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle uses the term Aboriginal peoples for the many Aboriginal communities and language groups within WA. This demonstrates respect to the Aboriginal community in Western Australia and most accurately acknowledges the diversity of Aboriginal peoples within this state. This is consistent with the approach of State government departments such as the Department of Health (Government of Western Australia Department of Health). In using the term Aboriginal people, no disrespect is intended to Torres Strait Islander people and their communities.