As part of NAIDOC Week 2022, Australia’s national research infrastructure recognised Indigenous knowledge and research.

APPF is proud to be contributing its skills and resources to research based on First Nations knowledge. Our unique capabilities are enabling studies on the native parasitic vine Cassytha pubescens as a biological weed control and on improving salt tolerance and yields in rice, using species of wild rice consumed by Indigenous people in the Top End for thousands of years.

It is exciting and uniquely Australian research, which we are incredibly proud to be part of.

First Nations knowledge has great potential to help solve some of our biggest research challenges. The national research infrastructure is engaging with Indigenous researchers, industry users and community groups to tap into this potential, and to put research and data in the hands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

As part of the NAIDOC Week celebration, an interactive infographic was developed based on the artwork ‘Meteorites’ by Margaret Whitehurst, Wajarri Yamatji visual artist. The infographic highlights the diverse national Indigenous research projects linked to national research infrastructure facilities around Australia.

To explore the infographic, simply open the pdf and hover/click on the logos for more information about the projects and participating organisations.

You can also learn more about the artwork here.

Australia’s national research infrastructure is enabled by The Australian National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), a $7.1 billion Australian Government Initiative supported by universities, state and territory governments and research organisations nationwide. NCRIS is based on the principle of open, merit-based access. If you are a researcher or industry user wanting to find out more about the specific infrastructure available through NCRIS, visit the NCRIS portal.

For more information visit the NCRIS Indigenous Knowledge and Research Infographic web page.