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Indigenous Policy

The Indigenous Policy aligns UTS with the international principles detailed in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and with national Indigenous higher education objectives. It outlines how UTS realises the commitments and sentiments within the UTS Reconciliation Statement.

Indigenous Education and Research Strategy 2019–2023

The Indigenous Education and Research Strategy 2019–2023 is UTS’s primary strategy for the achievement of the university’s strategic vision with respect to Indigenous education and research, and achievement of the specific objectives articulated in the Indigenous Policy.

Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy 2019–2023

UTS has a longstanding commitment to overcoming Indigenous disadvantage in employment. To demonstrate this commitment, UTS has had an affirmative action employment strategy (the Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy) since 1993.

The purpose of the Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy 2019–2023 is to ensure that UTS has the Indigenous capability to achieve its high-level and ambitious strategic objective to position itself as a world-leading university in Indigenous education and research by 2023.

UTS Reconciliation Statement

The UTS Reconciliation Statement reasserts an ongoing commitment by the university to provide educational opportunities in the higher education sector for Indigenous people and, through research and education, the restoration of their histories and knowledge systems.

Guiding Principles for Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country (PDF 145KB)

UTS is located on Aboriginal Lands. It is important that staff and students understand the significance of observing protocols in recognising the Traditional Owners of the relevant Lands at university events and ceremonies. Observing agreed cultural protocols demonstrates the respect that the university, its staff and students have for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The guiding principles show how to observe cultural protocols and arrange cultural ceremonies at university events, and give advice on acknowledging the relevant Aboriginal groups and Lands.