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D ISSUE # 7 | AUGUST 2008 Gurinbey at Casuarina Campus The Indigenous Academic Support area is located at Blue 2 and includes a range of staff offi ces and facilities for students. Contact Divino Fernandez on 8946 7413. Duwun at Palmerston Campus Indigenous Academic Support at the Palmerston campus is located within Administration in Building A. Contact the attending IASL on 8946 7860. Akaltye at Alice Springs Campus Located at rear of the Uni Info Shop. Contact Lorraine St Clair on 8959 5411. Katherine Campus Indigenous Academic Support is located at the Katherine Campus. Contact Natalie Ellis on 8973 8314. Regional and External students Students living in the northern region of the NT or in other Australian states should contact the Gurinbey staff at Casuarina campus. Students living in the southern region of the NT should contact the Akaltye staff at Alice Springs campus. To subscribe to the Indigenous Academic Support newsletter, please email IASUReception@cdu.edu.au to receive our monthly newsletter via email. General Enquiries Charles Darwin University Gurinbey Blue, Building 2, Casuarina Campus Casuarina NT 0909 Phone: 08 8946 7413 Fax: 08 8946 6064 Email: IASUReception@cdu.edu.au Website: www.cdu.edu.au/iasu CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CDUS COMMITMENT TO INDIGENOUS EDUCATION The Charles Darwin University Indigenous Peoples Policy provides the framework to manage activities that impact upon the Indigenous community of the Northern Territory. Given the unique demography of the jurisdiction, with nearly 30% of its population being Indigenous, and the future likelihood of an even higher proportion, the Universitys engagement with the Indigenous community is a vital component of the economic and social development of the Northern Territory. This policy recognises the culture, history, uniqueness and diversity of the Indigenous community and commits to forging mutually benefi cial relationships with the Indigenous community, built upon a foundation of trust and respect. CDU has a commitment to creating an organisational culture and environment conducive to Indigenous engagement and this includes: The establishment of the Indigenous Academic Support Unit. The appointment of a Dean of Indigenous Research and Education with specifi c responsibilities across the whole institution An Indigenous Employment policy An Indigenous Cultural Competence Training program for all staff A School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems dedicated to fostering and promoting research in Indigenous knowledge Flexible teaching methodologies that cater for remote and rural communities Teaching Yolngu Matha language at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 10