First Nations Portfolio

鈥楴othing about us without us.鈥

There has never been a more critical time for our nation to work towards improved democratic participation, societal equity and economic opportunity for Indigenous Australians.

Our vision is to embed Indigenous equity and engagement across every part of the University in order to better serve the nation.

Your donation to the First Nations Strategic Priorities Fund will directly benefit First Nations peoples, by providing flexible funding to support the work of the First Nations Portfolio. Funding purposes will align with the strategic priorities of the Vice-President (First Nations), Professor Peter Yu AM (see below). Our goals are ambitious and continue to evolve in response to the urgent new challenges that First Nations peoples are facing.

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Our ambition is to positively contribute to the discussion of national Indigenous policy reform and reignite that conversation.
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian P. Schmidt
Students like myself often have to pass on opportunities which could change their lives because of financial barriers.
Kylie Beutel, Ken Wanganeen Scholarship recipient
Support given now will continue to multiply into the future.
Professor Mick Dodson, Director of the 精东传媒app Centre for Indigenous Studies

Important projects

精东传媒app Centre for Indigenous Genomics Endowment

The 精东传媒app Centre for Indigenous Genomics (NCIG) is a world first. Support is needed to further the centre and its important research.

Mayi Kuwayu artwork by Krystal Hurst, 2017

Mayi Kuwayu Study

Culture is a powerful health determinant and is the missing link in Australia鈥檚 approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.


Kambri Scholars Program

A university education changes lives. And there comes a moment in time, when we have the opportunity to change the future. For our Indigenous Peoples. For....

Minoru Hokari Memorial Scholarship

Minoru Hokari (1971-2004) was a path-breaking scholar who made outstanding contributions towards 'cross-culturalising' historical practice and developing a....

Freilich Indigenous Law Scholarship Fund

The Freilich Indigenous Law Scholarship was established to assist students in the Indigenous Community who want to attend University to obtain a degree in Law..

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