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INDG2001: Indigenous Land and Culture

This unit explores the centrality of the connection between land and culture to the continuity and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Students learn about Country and Indigenous relationships with, responsibilities to and care of place, and the maintenance of land, language and culture. A rights based perspective is used to explore Indigenous political history and activism in maintaining and protecting Country and culture. Students survey local and international case studies to illuminate the links between land, cultural rights and human rights.

Code INDG2001
Academic unit Indigenous Academic Units
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Indigenous Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate knowledge of the connection between land and culture in Indigenous Australian life across a range of traditional and contemporary Indigenous societies
  • LO2. understand and reflect upon the connection between land and culture and Indigenous knowledge systems, and display an awareness of central scholarly frameworks including Indigenous standpoint theory and decolonisation
  • LO3. recognise, value and respect continuing Indigenous customary laws, beliefs and traditions and the close and enduring relationship between first peoples and their environments
  • LO4. display an understanding of the continuing importance of cultural heritage in Indigenous Australia today
  • LO5. discuss Indigenous cultural values and world views and their implications for making respectful, reflective and reasoned choices, including the capacity to appreciate and collaborate across cultural boundaries
  • LO6. participate ethically and effectively in personal, community and professional intercultural settings.