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.
National Reconciliation Week: In this together
Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples and Southern Cross University Indigenous Events Coordinating Committee are delighted to share with you a series of video podcasts featuring Elders, staff, students and community members yarning together on how we are all ‘in this together’.
We wish to thank and acknowledge all participants for their contribution in the sharing of knowledge, culture and stories.
Presented thoughout May 27 to June 3, 2020 see more:
Sorry Day Reconciliation Circle - In this together
National Sorry Day commemorates the anniversary of the Bringing them Home report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families and the grief, suffering and injustice experienced by the Stolen Generations.
We wish to thank and acknowledge all our participants for their contribution in the sharing of knowledge, culture and stories.
Presented May 26, 2020