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Indigenous Values, Knowledges & Practices: Home

This guide will help Indigenous Studies students find information they can use for their studies
UTS acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands we work, live, and learn.

This guide is designed to raise awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' knowledge, culture, and history. 

The guide contains:

  • information on how to locate, evaluate, and use Indigenous perspectives to support your studies
  • discipline-specific Indigenous resources
Cultural notice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be warned that this Study Guide contains images and names of deceased people. Also, some material in this guide may contain inappropriate terminology, or offensive language, which, though unintentional, may cause distress.

Resource types

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Books

Useful for providing an overview of a topic or issue. Contains background information and context and is very useful as a starting point for research - especially if you are new to a topic!

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Journal Articles

Contains the latest research on very specific topics and often contains in-depth analysis. Journal articles are published more quickly than books so can be used to find more up to date information.

Multimedia

Depending on your course, major or specialty, this could include creative works (e.g. films, music, audio tracks) or non-creative works (e.g. news broadcasts, online tutorials, animations or visualisations).

News

Includes broadcasts, editorials and newspaper articles. News sources are a useful source of information for recent or current events or issues, as they and published very quickly (often daily). News sources also provide different perspectives on issues and events. 

Reports

Often contain specific information about a particular issue, event, industry area, region or trend. Most reports are written by or for governments, organisation or industry areas.