20th June 2022

QUT are proud to be hosting the 2022 Indigenous Nationals (26 to 30 June), a week-long multisport competition for Indigenous student-athletes from universities across Australia.

This event celebrates the rich sporting culture of Indigenous Australia and acknowledges the heritage and history of the participants.

The Indigenous Nationals were established in 1996 by the Wollotuka Institute and the University of Newcastle and has since been supported by UniSport Australia (UniSport), bringing together Indigenous Australian students and staff from across Australia.

QUT Elder-in-Residence and proud Yugara man Uncle Gregory “Cheg” Egert extended a warm welcome to all those involved with the event.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone to the lands of the Turrbal and Yugara people on which QUT stands. This event will present an opportunity for us to share and celebrate our culture together as Indigenous Australians from across the nation,” Uncle Cheg said.

QUT Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy), Angela Barney-Leitch said QUT was delighted at securing the hosting rights for the 26th Indigenous Nationals in Queensland.

“QUT has a long history as competitors in the Indigenous Nationals, but this will be our first time as host.

“The timing of the Indigenous Nationals coincides with the community based Murri Netball Carnival and Junior Touch Carnivals which the university sponsors as part of our existing partnership with Institute for Urban Indigenous Health and their nationally recognised ‘Deadly Choices’ brand.”

We invite students, staff, alumni and the wider Queensland community to come along and support this event which will run from 26 to 30 of June.

Find out how you can get involved with the Indigenous Nationals.

 

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