Supporting Indigenous Researchers & Research Services

This initiative supports Indigenous researchers and evaluators seeking to collaborate with government, NGOs, universities or private organisations to provide research services in their home communities.

Welcome to the Indigenous Researchers Initiative Website!

This initiative supports Indigenous researchers who are interested in working with CDU and other organisations, guiding and carrying out research and evaluation work in urban and remote Aboriginal communities.

For Indigenous researchers, this website offers an opportunity for you to develop an online CV and to profile your research experience so that you become visible to potential partners, funders and collaborators.

For funding agencies, this website offers an opportunity to locate and engage Indigenous consultants who are skilled in community-based, western, and Indigenous research methods, and familiar with working collaboratively in cross-cultural contexts.

“Our consultancy works with organisations, and with what is already there in the community, to get better outcomes for Indigenous people”

“Raki Mala helps open doors between ways that Yolngu and balanda do business and leadership”

Yirriṉiṉba Dhurrkay, Raki Mala

“I have brought to CDU the knowledge I had from my family, bringing people to know me through teaching about Aboriginal understandings”

Waymamba Gaykamaŋu

“I’ve helped to mentor school students building awareness of higher education”

Beulah Munyarryun

The Northern Institute (CDU) is a supporter of the Indigenous Researchers Initiative. We have many years experience working in collaboration with Indigenous researchers and knowledge authorities. We have created this website to support experienced and emerging Indigenous researchers seeking to develop research as a business opportunity. Indigenous researchers and research organisations are invited to use this facility to showcase their research services, and develop an online record of their previous research work. The intellectual property rights for all images and materials on this site reside with those who created them, not with CDU.