"It was an opportunity to learn about issues on a national level and to explore the differences that exist between language groups."

Dylan Berger

Bachelor of Indigenous Studies graduate, Research Associate

Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples

Situated in the heart of the Bundjalung Nation on the North Coast of NSW, Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples is also represented at the Coffs Harbour and Gold Coast campuses, on the territories of the Gumbaynggirr People and Nganduwal Minjungbal/Yugambeh People of the northern end of Bundjalung Country respectively.  The name Gnibi was gifted to the University by Widjabul Elders of the Bundjalung Nation and is the Bundjalung word for 'black swan'.  It is also the name the Bundjalung people gave to the star system, or constellation, that early European explorers called the ‘Southern Cross’.

Gnibi College is committed to delivering culturally safe, dynamic and innovative courses, providing professional career pathways, and engaging in scholarship and research relevant to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the discipline of Indigenous Knowledge.  Our aims are to support students in teaching and learning that is founded on the Gnibi Elders Principles, social justice, cultural integrity and inclusion through education.  This is achieved by providing a learning environment that validates an Indigenous cultural framework, affirms Indigenous Knowledge systems and focuses upon theory building and practice innovation.

Gnibi College prepares graduates to work within Indigenous communities, building capacity for social, cultural and economic development and with a focus on education, health and wellbeing and employment opportunities, we invite you to explore our range of course options.

Indigenous Australian Student Services (IASS) provides a wide range of information, advice and support to Indigenous Australian students in a culturally appropriate, safe, friendly and supportive environment. There is an IASS support officer on each campus. Learn more.

Indigenous events

NAIDOC Week 2021

NAIDOC 2021 - Heal Country, heal our nation

NAIDOC Panel Discussion Webinar: Heal Country, heal our nation

Southern Cross University Indigenous Events Coordinating Committee (SCUIECC) invites you to join us as we celebrate Country.

Wednesday 14 July, 2021
Time: 12pm - 1:30pm

Heal Country calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage. Join Elders and community members as they share stories of culture and connection to Country; what Country means to them and Aboriginal communities; and how do we look after and heal Country.

Event details 


Contact Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples

Dean and Head

T: +61 2 6620 3553

E: stuart.barlo@scu.edu.au

Director Higher Degrees Research

T: +61 0438570950

E: catherine.howlett@scu.edu.au

Enquiries

T: +61 2 6620 3959

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