Aboriginal Science & Knowledge
SPINIFEX (Triodia sp.) grasses played an important role in Indigenous culture and researchers from University of Queensland (UQ) are working with traditional land owners in WA to understand more about the genus and its usage.
A NEW research report exploring the escalating suicide toll in the Kimberley has called for culturally based community programs that are designed to empower Aboriginal communities.
A KIMBERLEY archaeologist is studying the Bunuba and Goonyandi rock art using digitally-enhanced photography to expose images in underlying layers of paint without causing any damage.
A SCREENING tool assessing indigenous mental health is being validated and will be ready for distribution across the country this year.
STANFORD University researchers have produced hard data to show desert Aboriginal bush-burning practices result in smaller, cooler fires and help conserve reptiles and small mammals while promoting plant diversity.
A CURTIN University lecturer’s research on what builds resilience in successful Aboriginal people is being implemented into Indigenous health programs.
ENGAGING indigenous youth in science and promoting their concerns over climate change to the United Nations got Murdoch associate lecturer Braden Hill named Perth’s Male Youth of the Year, by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day of Observation Committee.
THE Department of Health is using a ‘culturally appropriate’ approach in engaging the metropolitan Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander community to help close the health disparity gap between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Australians.