Aboriginal Science & Knowledge

spinefexSPINIFEX  (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.

KunanarraA 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.

Photo Jane_Fyfe_01A 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.

hand dreamtimeA SCREENING tool assessing indigenous mental health is being validated and will be ready for distribution across the country this year.

bush burningSTANFORD 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.

pilbara rockartARCHEOLOGIST Professor Jo McDonald is the inaugural Rio Tinto chair of Rock Art Studies at the University of Western Australia.

maths studentTHE brightest Aboriginal primary school students in Port Hedland are taking part in a mathematics and science extension activities made possible by a Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation program.

Aboriginal kidsA CURTIN University lecturer’s research on what builds resilience in successful Aboriginal people is being implemented into Indigenous health programs.

UN ConferenceENGAGING 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.

feet doctorTHE 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.

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