Here, we celebrate our First Nation People at RMIT! The Indigenous Department was established in 2018, and aims to provide First Nation students a safe and wonderful University experience, and promote self education amongst Non-First Nation people.
RUSU offers free First Nations cultural awareness training and education. Complete the courses to obtain your certificate today!
RUSU stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We must call attention to the fact that race-based violence and inequality has a long history in this country. This is a struggle that First Nations people have been fighting for centuries, and the struggle is not over. People are still dying at the hands of police and in prisons. Here are some simple actions you can take:
First Nations people are still facing discrimination today. First Nations People have higher imprisonment rates and lower life expectancy. This is not where we want to be in 2020. Systemic racism in our justice system and our broader society is contributing to these unequal outcomes in justice and health and this needs to stop. We need to #RaisetheAge of criminal responsibility so kids as young as 10 aren’t sent to jail and we need to make sure First Nations voices lead the way in talks about how to #ClosetheGap in health outcomes. Here are some things you can do: