Indigenous Futures

    Indigenous Futures

    Our goal is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander empowerment and prosperity across health, education, employment, housing, law, justice, language and culture.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in Far North Queensland contribute to the uniqueness of life in the tropics. They represent 14.3% of the region’s total population; four times the national average. Cultural, linguistic, economic, social and religious diversity prevails among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Affirmation of human rights and social inclusiveness underpins socially cohesive and enriched societies. The commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander development and prosperity across such areas as health, education, employment, housing, law, justice, and language and cultural maintenance promises new futures for all Australians.

    Research focus

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and support groups to promote community level health and wellbeing
    • Improving participation and education outcomes for Indigenous people across their lifespan
    • Effective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol treatment, rehabilitation and prevention programs
    • Child protection and family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
    • Build research capacity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers across Australia
    • Sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage and language
    • Improving access to justice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

    THEME LEADER: FELECIA WATKIN

    RESEARCH PROJECTS

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    Direct Contact

    Dr Felecia Watkin

    Senior Lecturer, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centre


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