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Indigenous people with experience guiding culturally safe talking circles in an online environment can work with students to nurture safe virtual spaces. (Shutterstock)

How universities can support Indigenous online learners in the COVID-19 pandemic

Student respondents to a survey discussed memories of historical trauma of infectious disease and displacement, financial hardship related to Alberta tuition hikes and mental health concerns.
Indigenous owners left their mark on the ANU campus in the form of this scar tree. Now the goal is to increase Indigenous achievements in higher education. ANU

For the first time, Closing the Gap has a higher education target – here’s how to achieve it

The tertiary qualifications target requires higher education providers, schools and communities to work together. But higher education can also help close the gap in the other target areas.
Djenj Project Gunbalanya School Trip. L-R Leeanna Namarnyilk, Diondre Cooper, Hayley Brinjin, Dionica Cooper, Morgan Disspain, Imogen Mangiru, Sharni Dirdi. Lynley Wallis

School of fish: how we involved Indigenous students in our investigation of a 65,000-year-old site

Archaeologists had some questions about an ancient Aboriginal site. So they involved the community and local school kids on their search for answers.
Students stage a walkout to raise awareness about systemic discrimination in the Canadian justice system during a protest at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., on March 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

What does ‘We are all treaty people’ mean, and who speaks for Indigenous students on campus?

As students and faculty start a new academic year, it's a good time to highlight the barriers to Indigenizing the campus and the importance of Indigenous voices on campus.
Students credit tutoring sessions with enhancing their ability to negotiate academia and successfully complete degrees. Centre for Aboriginal Studies

Tutors are key to reducing Indigenous student drop out rates

There has been an increase in Australian Indigenous students enrolling in university in the last 10 years, and we need to provide them with tutors to keep them there.
Thousands of copper nails representing thousands of Indigenous children who died in Canada’s residential schools were hammered into the Reconciliation Pole before its raising at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., on April 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

This is why most teachers need Indigenous coaches

Many Canadian teachers worry about how to incorporate Indigenous content into the classroom. For one sociology professor, finding Indigenous mentorship was richly rewarding.
Northern Territory has the highest proportion of Indigenous school students. Neda Vanovac/AAP

Infographic: Are we making progress on Indigenous education?

Indigenous students who graduate from university have slightly higher full-time employment prospects than their non-Indigenous peers.
A year of high expectations, yet little action. from www.shutterstock.com

2016, the year that was: Education

Gonski funding was scrapped and the vocational education sector got a new student loan system. Here's what else happened in education this year...
No improvements have been made to Indigenous higher education participation or completion despite a major review. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Nothing has changed since Indigenous higher ed review

Three years after the Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People which aimed to increase university attendance for Indigenous Australians, not much has changed.

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