Kurongkurl Katitjin, Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research
Kurongkurl Katitjin, pronounced koor-ong-kurl cut-it-chin, is a Nyoongar phrase meaning “coming together to learn”.
Kurongkurl Katitjin, Edith Cowan University’s Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research, plays a vital role in assisting the University to meet its commitment to Indigenous peoples.
The mission is to “provide excellence in teaching, learning and research in a culturally inclusive environment that values the diversity of Indigenous Australian history and cultural heritage”.
Kurongkurl Katitjin support University-wide activities and programs, as well as activities specific to Indigenous Australian people and their cultures. This includes:
• engaging closely with Indigenous people and communities;
• assisting Indigenous students and staff to realise their full potential;
• ensuring that individual differences and diversity are respected; and
• contributing to Indigenous community development and sustainability through our students, staff and graduates.
ECU’s Indigenous programs date back to 1975, when the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program was first established at the Mount Lawley Campus.