Current and future participants

Jindaola brings together Knowledges and peoples from various faculties, LTC and local Aboriginal communities for the purpose of knowledge creation, learning development and sharing. In walking our journey this way together we are establishing the appropriate relationships for embedding authentic Aboriginal stories, experiences, Knowledges and perspective into the curriculum at UOW in an ‘Aboriginal way’… in the ‘old ways’ of Jindaola. In this way we are working towards reconciling the curriculum.

Jindaola represents a philosophy of practice, based upon the principles of respect, responsibility, and reciprocity.

These principles are consistent across all aspects of this way, however if we consider communities as an example, you will recognise:

  • Respect: for the various communities (all peoples, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal) with which you are working,
  • Responsibility: as a commitment to the program and a commitment to the group, to share with each other, learn from each other and teach each other (to form a new, responsible community),
  • Reciprocity: ‘ngapartji ngapartji’ – the act of giving and taking – in this instance giving back to each other and the broader communities.

The ways of Jindaola underpin this grant program, carrying knowledge from place to place, informing the authentic embedding of Indigenous Knowledges and perspectives into the curriculum at UOW.


Applications for funding are to be made in the form of an expression of interest using the template attached. To develop your expression of interest, please consider and respond to the following criteria:

  • Highlight the opportunities for Indigenous knowledges and perspectives to impact on your core curriculum.
  • Identify current problems or difficulties around the integration of Indigenous knowledges in your curriculum practice and how you are hoping to address them through this funding.
  • Discuss opportunities for collaboration beyond your current, immediate subject or course.
  • Outline how this aligns to the UOW curriculum model.
  • Describe strategies to ensure sustainability of the activities beyond the funding period.
  • Outline the skills and experience of your team that are relevant to the current expression of interest.

Expressions of interest are to be submitted using the EOI template. We also ask that you accompany your expression of interest with a breakdown of expenses as per the template.

Submission of EOI should be to by 9 June 2021

Applicants will be notified if successful for interview on Friday, 11 June, 2021. Interviews will take place on Thursday, 18 June or Friday 19 June, 2021, and it is hoped that all named grant application members will be available to attend interview. Interviews will be considered based on the following:

  • An articulate plan and passionate response for embedding Indigenous knowledges throughout faculty-wide curriculum and across all years of the undergraduate program.
  • A genuine interest to learn more through this process, and building staff capacity through increased awareness and competency in embedding Indigenous knowledges into course and curriculum.
  • An openness and willingness to work and collaborate with staff across all of LTC where relevant to the project.
  • A clear approach for evaluation and dissemination of the project to a broad audience.
  • Characteristics of eagerness to collaborate with other project groups, within a framework that supports a University-wide approach to embedding Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in an Aboriginal way of working.

External applications

Applications are welcomed from Universities and institutions external to UOW this year as we pilot a blended and integrated approach to the program. If you are external to UOW and considering applying for the Jindaola program please contact Jade Kennedy (phone: 42215648 email: and set up a consult to progress your EOI.

Expectations of participation in Jindaola

Jindaola is the protector of many Knowledges. Travelling between Bora, camp fires, gatherings and collaborations, Jindaola requires particular spoken and unspoken protocols to maintain the integrity of his Dreaming. These practices are probably best understood as the Formal and Informal roles, responsibilities and obligations we all have within these defined relationships.

Successful recipients are required to be involved and contribute to five workshops over the 18 month grant term. Please note that it is expected that all grant recipients will make appropriate efforts to attend all these workshops, as they are the Formal Gatherings to engage in local Aboriginal ways of being, knowing and doing that will influence directly the success of Faculties in embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges and perspectives into the UOW Curriculum. Workshop dates for the current and future round of grants are:

Workshop dates

Workshop 1 - 23 July 2021

Workshop 2 - 15 October 2021

Workshop 3 - 25 February 2022

Workshop 4 - 18 July 2022

Workshop 5 - 2 December 2022

Workshop 1 - 28 February 2020

Workshop 2 - postponed until further notice

Workshop 3 -postponed until further notice

Workshop 4 - postponed until further notice

Workshop 5 - postponed until further notice

Sharing our Practice Symposium - 6 November 2020

Workshop 1 – 25 February 2019

Workshop 2 – 29 April 2019

Workshop 3 – 30 September 2019

Workshop 4 – 3 February 2020

Workshop 5 – postponed until further notice