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The School is primarily based on the Dubbo campus, with staff on Wagga Wagga, Bathurst, and Port Macquarie campuses.

Our School teaches two core Indigenous Australian studies foundation subjects. These subjects are compulsory in over 55 courses across the three faculties of Charles Sturt University.

Our academics also co-design, co-teach, and co-convene Hybrid Indigenous Australian studies subjects in:

  • Allied Health
  • Environmental Management
  • Law and Justice
  • Education.

We also provide leadership in curriculum design and guidance in Indigenous Australian studies across multiple disciplines in undergraduate and post-graduate course work.

Each year, the school teaches over 3000 students online and on-campus.

The Head of SIAS chairs the university’s Indigenous Board of Studies. This Board is the key quality assurance and approval body for all Indigenous Australian studies subjects and content at Charles Sturt.

The teaching and research interests of SIAS academics are transdisciplinary. The principles of Indigenous Standpoint Pedagogy (ISP) guide curriculum and subject design. This ISP framework is underpinned by theories and concepts that include:

  • Indigenist knowledges
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Decolonisation
  • Anti-colonialism
  • and emancipatory learning

The school also hosts the Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture, and Heritage. The intellectual, cultural, spiritual and language leadership of Dr. Uncle Stan Grant Snr governs and protects the integrity of this program.

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