Welcome to the School of Indigenous Australian Studies (SIAS) at Charles Sturt University. The School of Indigenous Australian Studies in collaboration with all Faculty staff and the Executive has a charter that includes responsibility for the promotion of teaching and learning of Indigenous Australian education at CSU. This is an exciting era for the University whereby indigenous staff housed within the centre will have an opportunity to increase the University's profile on Indigenous Australian research, teaching and learning for all students. The establishment of the School allows CSU to position itself as a leading and preferred provider of Indigenous Australian education and research both nationally and globally.
The School of Indigenous Australian Studies is located on the Dubbo campus of CSU, and allows CSU the opportunity to develop and deliver Indigenous Australian Studies to all students studying at CSU.
The School of Indigenous Australian Studies, then called the Centre of Indigenous Studies, developed the Institution's Indigenous Education Strategy, which will enable the University's vision, strategic directions and plans for Indigenous Education now and into the future.
Other key roles and responsibilities of the School of Indigenous Australian Studies include:
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Wiradjuri, Ngunawal, Gundungurra and Biripai (or Biripi) peoples of Australia who are the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which CSU's campuses are located, and pay respect to their Elders both past and present.
Untitled,2008 – Designed and illustrated by Louise Daniels.Used with full permission of the artist.