The Institute stands on the customary lands of the Wurundjeri people. We recognise the systematic settler-colonial violence that resulted in Wurundjeri being dispossessed and displaced from this land. We acknowledge that this displacement was replicated across much of Australia and that many Aboriginal people living in Melbourne today have come from other parts of Australia. We honour the distinctive cultures, histories, and aspirations of Aboriginal people. We stand in solidarity with Aboriginal struggles for social justice and empowerment.