‘There can be no reconciliation without social justice and there can be no social justice without reconciliation’
(Mick Dodson, National Reconciliation Convention, Melbourne 1997)
‘As sites of critical learning, universities are powerful agents for social change and have a responsibility to provide an environment free from racism in all of its forms’
(Wright, J 2002, Apartheid: Australian Style)
Charles Sturt University is committed to the process of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. As Australia’s leading national university of inland Australia, it recognises the particular role and responsibility this tertiary educational institution has in promoting social justice and human rights for Indigenous Australians, both nationally and within the footprint of Charles Sturt University.
Charles Sturt University recognises and acknowledges:
This statement of reconciliation was adopted by University Council on Friday, 7 December, 2007.
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.