The CSU Library takes the university’s ethos of yindyamarra winhanganha seriously, and is committed to the idea of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in. With this in mind, the Library strives to provide students with accessible resources, value and create equity and diversity across our institution, and support Indigenous Australians by fostering a culturally safe and diverse place for all students and staff.
The Library has great resources for both Indigenous students, and students studying subjects with Indigenous content, one of the most important of these being our Indigenous portal Yalbilinya Ngurang. Meaning ‘Place of Learning’ in Wiradjuri, Yalbilinya Ngurang (Yal-bil-in-ya Nu-rang) is a place you can find people, information and resources to help you with your research and study. Other online resources provided by the Library include:
- Our Indigenous Studies LibGuide
- The Australian Indigenous Law review – A peer-reviewed journal publishing quality research on the legal issues affecting Indigenous peoples in Australia and around the world. It is published by the Indigenous Law Centre at the University of New South Wales.
- DSS Reconciliation Action Plan – This plan is a tangible commitment to the goal of Reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.
- Everyday Brave – Progress of any kind is hard won, especially when trying to break through entrenched attitudes and systems. This series of 6 videos profiles Indigenous Australians who have fought battles against discrimination, apathy and ignorance to make a real difference.
- People and change in Indigenous Australia – This eBook takes an important step towards understanding the relation between changing circumstances and changing lives of indigenous Australians, and provides a sense of the quality and feel of those lives.
If you would like any more information about what support the Library can offer you, Yalbilinya Ngurang, or you’re having trouble accessing any of these resources, please contact us at the Library for help!