Macquarie opens learning circle for local Indigenous community
Built as a permanent feature on campus it provides a culturally safe place for yarns, community meetings and other Indigenous events. The sacred space acknowledges the significance of this style of sharing for Aboriginal people as a way of handing down knowledge.
Hosted by the Department of Indigenous Studies, the launch event saw Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton joined by members of the Darug nation for the unveiling of the 'learning circle'. The event commenced with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony conducted by respected Elder Lexodious Dadd (known as Uncle Lex), followed by a traditional dance performance, and the unveiling of a plaque to mark the continuation of our relationship.