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NAIDOC Week 2024: First Nations STEM Showcase

On Monday 8 July, in celebration of NAIDOC Week 2024, the Perth USAsia Centre hosted a First Nations STEM Showcase, aligned with this year’s theme: ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud’. The showcase included a panel discussion with leading Western Australian Indigenous scientists Professor Stephen van Leeuwen, Teagan Shields, Leslie Schultz, and Humera Rind.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have sustainably managed Australia’s land and waters for more than 65,000 years. These management practices deliver climate solutions through mitigation and adaptation co-benefits, and achieve biodiversity outcomes.

Keeping the Fire Alive: Celebrating First Nations Climate Perspectives and Contributions

After last year’s referendum, it has never been more important to back the leadership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the contributions they make to strengthening Australia’s diplomatic relationships in the Indo-Pacific.  

This year’s 2024 NAIDOC Week theme, Keep the Fire Burning, is a great platform for celebrating First Nations excellence in all its forms – but the real challenge is in embedding the practice and principles of NAIDOC into our every day. At the Perth USAsia Centre, we are walking the path as the only foreign policy think tank with a funded First Nations foreign policy position in Australia. 

Next Generation Regional Perspectives on the US-Australia Alliance in the Indo-Pacific

With support from the US State Department the Perth USAsia Centre’s Next Generation Regional Perspectives on the US-Australia Alliance in the Indo-Pacific program has brought together five representatives from across the Indo-Pacific region to provide their perspectives from Vietnam, South Korea, India, Indonesia and First Nations Australia. 

The program has three objectives: to highlight emerging Indo-Pacific leaders’ perspectives on US and Australian engagement in the Indo-Pacific; to share Australian and US perspectives on the region; and to further understanding of how Indo-Pacific countries, Australia and the US can best collaborate. 

Explainer Series

The Perth USAsia Centre creates a range of educational resources as part of its Explainer Series. The series includes PDFs and videos that explain key Indo-Pacific concepts in an easy-to-understand format.

Resources in the series are free to download and share under Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-ND, provided they are attributed the Perth USAsia Centre as the creator, only used for non-commercial reasons, and are not adapted in any way.

Online Courses

Our range of micro-credentials, masterclasses and sprintclasses provides education that advances Australia’s engagement and partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region.

Courses are developed and delivered by the Perth USAsia Centre team and can be completed 100% online, giving you the flexibility to learn wherever, and whenever, suits you.


India and the Indian Ocean

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