Remote Indigenous Research Forum

Indigenous researchers involved in the WCE initiative, were invited to participate in the recent Remote Indigenous Researcher Forum.

About the forum

About the forum

The forum was held from 11 to 14 August and involved sessions at both the Charles Darwin University Casuarina campus and at the main Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education campus located 100km south of Darwin at the township of Batchelor.


A total of 27 Indigenous researchers attended representing a diverse range of remote regions and communities including:

  • Tennant Creek and Yuendumu in the Central Region
  • Torres Strait Islands – these researchers are studying at BIITE
  • Maningrida and Gunbalanya in West Arnhem and
  • Yirrkala in East Arnhem 


Delegates from these communities were joined by WCE support staff and focused on four main topics: Governance, Passing the Message, Our Story and Building Research Communities. 

Each theme covered a broad range of Indigenous research questions that were important to the participants.

Key questions that emerged from each theme were discussed resulting in a final presentation of Indigenous Research principles and guidelines for remote communities that was presented to the broader CDU community.

The final presentation led by the remote Indigenous researchers was presented both in English and local aboriginal languages. 

Learn more

Learn more about the core themes discussed at the forum.

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