The Indigenous Department provides services for all undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at ANU. It advocates for a sense of purpose, the exchange of ideas between Indigenous students, and the sharing of information between our mob and the wider ANU community. The Indigenous Department conducts recreational, cultural, and educational activities for students, and advocates for Indigenous issues both within the ANU and in the broader community.
Chair: Sarah Loynes
Yaama, I am Sarah Loynes, a yinarr (woman) from Gamilaroi and Yularoi Country in north-west New South Wales and south-west Queensland. I have had the privilege to live on the ancestral lands of the Gadigal, Wurundjeri, Noongar, Boonwurrung and now, here in Canberra, that of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples. I am currently in my fourth year of Arts/Archaeological Practice.
In 2019, I aim to follow in the foot steps of previous Indigenous Officers in not only advocating for and representing our diverse community on campus; but also, by continuing to foster and grow the supportive networks facilitated by the Tjabal Centre and my predecessors.
The Indigenous Department meets fortnightly in the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre.
All Indigenous ANU students are members of the Indigenous Department. To get involved, like the Facebook page, join our Facebook group, and come to one of our fortnightly meetings for a yarn about what’s happening in our local mob.
Get In Touch
Indigenous Department website
Check out the public “ANU Indigenous Department” Facebook page to keep up to date with events and campaigns run by the Indigenous Department.
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student please join the closed Facebook group “ANUSA Indigenous Department” for a more informal way for Indigenous students to connect with each other.
Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre
The Indigenous Department works alongside the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. Tjabal provides services and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, including pathway programs and tutoring services. The Tjabal Centre is a meeting base available for all Indigenous students, as well as after opening hours. To get card access, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or the Indigenous Officer.
We are incredibly grateful for all that Tjabal has done for the Indigenous Department and the Indigenous students at ANU, and the consistent hard work put in to ensure each and every Indigenous student is getting the most out of university.