The Policy and Project Team

The Policy and Project Team is a key component of the FNP. It connects research, policy, knowledge and practice to drive effective and sustainable outcomes for Indigenous Australians and partners with First Nations communities to support and inform the choices that best reflect their journey to self-determination and self-governance. The team works closely with academics across the University, managing core partnerships with Colleges, Schools and Centres. The team collaborates with First Nations communities and researchers to co-create and design the scope of projects, to develop research agreements with participating communities, to provide project administration and funding management, and to facilitate the implementation of projects. The team is primarily responsible for identifying and driving strategic projects that have significant impacts and direct benefits for First Nations communities and peoples.

First Nations Portfolio

Acknowledgement of Country

ANU acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land upon which the University’s Acton campus is located.

This Ngunnawal-Ngambri land supports students throughout their time at ANU. It will continue to hold a space for future generations to come together, and learn from Country and one another.

We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Indigenous peoples, past, present and future, and acknowledge that this land from which we benefit has an ancient history that is both rich and sacred.

The ANU community makes a commitment to always respect the land upon which we stand and ensure that the voices of this land’s Indigenous peoples are both heard and listened to so that we may move towards a future marked by cooperation and mutual respect.