Indigenous Knowledge Institute

The Indigenous Knowledge Institute aims to advance research and education in Indigenous knowledge systems.

Launched by Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell at the Garma Festival in August 2019, the Indigenous Knowledge Institute is one of five current Melbourne Interdisciplinary Research Institutes. These institutes aim to promote research linkages and collaboration across the University and to play a lead role in articulating University research to external audiences.

The Indigenous Knowledge Institute will build on the research and education activities already underway at the University, to become a global leader in Indigenous knowledge research and education. The Institute will also build on the work of the Indigenous Hallmark Research Initiative which ceased operation in 2019.

glass eel trap artwork

Maree Clarke's Ancestral Memory glass eel trap

Banner image: Ancestral Memory artwork by Maree Clarke. Photograph by Christian Capurro.