Queensland has the second largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia with several thousand Indigenous people living in the Toowoomba region and the surrounding districts. The Indigenous community is comprised of traditional owners, Indigenous people from throughout Queensland, the Torres Strait and Australia.
The Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges has a continuing commitment to, and involvement in, the Indigenous community of the region. This is achieved by the Centre's participation in community-based events, such as NAIDOC Week and other important dates for the Indigenous community.
The Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges also aims to involve community members, especially community Elders, when the Centre and USQ are hosting significant events such as student graduations. Local Elders also utilise facilities at the Centre to conduct regular meetings.
The Centre maintains an active role through participation in community-based initiatives wherever possible. Representatives of the Centre offer and provide support, advice and consultation to both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities of the region.
The Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges provides programs that are designed to promote Indigenous culture, and assist community members to achieve higher levels of education.
For more information about the Centre's community involvement, please contact CAIK