ATSIS visit Western Sydney University

17 November 2017
Badanami Centre at the Parramatta South Western Sydney University campus.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit's Donald Johannessen was a guest at the Parramatta South Campus of the Western Sydney University recently.

It was a pleasure to meet Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver, Pro Vice-chancellor Engagement and Pro Vice-chancellor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and her team at the Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education.

"We all sat around in a talking circle and shared Ideas and stories about the current and future status of Indigenous education.
"Just to hear from other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support units from Parramatta and Tasmania was so valuable," said Mr Johannessen.

There was a concensus which highlighted the benefits and worth of helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander future and current students, and how to engage with communities and Elders.

"The hand of friendship has been extended and now Units such as The University of Queensland ATSIS and Western Sydney University's Badanami Centre can collaborate in the future which will benefit Indigenous students and education," said Mr Johannessen.