Forum for Indigenous Research Excellence

Forum for Indigenous Research Excellence

Forum for Indigenous Research Excellence

The Forum for Indigenous Research Excellence (FIRE) focuses on facilitating and fostering research with and for Indigenous communities both nationally and internationally.

This involves connecting with and relating meaningfully to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, as well as Indigenous peoples and communities around the world to bring about positive change.

Acknowledgment to Country

FIRE acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Macquarie University land, the Wattamattagal clan of the Dharug nation, whose cultures and customs have nurtured, and continue to nurture, this land since the Dreaming.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future; to the Ancestors; and to the Land and Water, its Knowledges, Dreaming and culture – embodied within and throughout this Country.

Our aim is to:

  • Build Indigenous research capacity and capability by supporting emerging researchers and providing pathways for Indigenous students to Higher Degree Research.
  • Strengthen the connections between Indigenous scholars and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia and Indigenous communities internationally.
  • Ensure that the benefits of research flow to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and that research knowledge is shared in partnership with those communities.
  • Build strong foundations for Indigenous research partnerships internationally.
  • Provide a research environment that supports the development and application of Indigenous knowledge to address contemporary challenges and opportunities.
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