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08 May 2024

Australia's Eurovision entry is the first to sing in First Nations language: meet Electric Fields

Musicologists and linguists at Sydney Conservatorium of Music share their knowledge on Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara, one of the most widely spoken Australian First Nations languages used in Electric Fields' song "One Milkali (One Blood)" performed at Eurovision 2024.
29 January 2024

Indigenous school students head to uni to explore their futures

Students from around Australia have spent a week living at the University of Sydney experiencing what higher education has to offer.
23 November 2023

Sydney awarded for Aboriginal cultural heritage landscape project

The University of Sydney has won a 2023 Green Gown award for work to engage traditional Gamilaroi custodians in recording and assessing the cultural landscape of Llara Farm, part of the Plant Breeding Institute near Narrabri.
21 September 2023

The Voice a 'nation-building moment': Rachel Perkins

At this year's Charles Perkins Oration, Rachel Perkins spoke about her father's legacy as a grassroots leader and the upcoming referendum as a nation-building moment on the path to reconciliation.
30 August 2023

Indigenous Strategy and Services portfolio supports the Voice

Today the leadership of the University of Sydney's Indigenous Strategy and Services portfolio released a statement endorsing the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supporting a Voice to Parliament.
10 August 2023

Marcia Langton urges dispelling of misinformation on the Voice

At a recent Sydney Ideas event on the Voice to Parliament, prominent anthropologist and geographer Professor Marcia Langton spoke about what the Voice represents and the importance of dispelling misinformation.
18 July 2023

Year 12 Indigenous students taste uni as they prepare for exams

The University of Sydney recently welcomed around 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from around Australia to help them prepare for exams, experience campus life and explore university pathways.
25 May 2023

Working towards reconciliation together

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver and postdoctoral researcher Dr Mitchell Gibbs reflect on this year's National Reconciliation Week theme, 'Be a Voice for Generations'.
25 May 2023

The Voice is about 'integration not separatism' says Noel Pearson

At a recent Sydney Ideas event on the Voice to Parliament, Indigenous lawyer and land rights activist Noel Pearson gave an impassioned address on the importance of constitutional recognition for First Nations Australians.
08 December 2022

Proud Bundajalung man Boe Rambaldini awarded Honorary Fellow of the University

The University of Sydney awards an Honorary Fellow of the University to Boe Rambaldini for his tireless work to support the improved health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.