Tanderrum in action

Tanderrum is a Kulin ceremony for coming together.

As a diplomatic rite, it was used to grant safe passage and offer access to resources. With place as its foundation, Tanderrum uses relationship and negotiation to take carriage of and safeguard Indigenous engagement.

Drawing on Tanderrum as the philosophical foundation for our work, we use place, relationships and futures as our driving themes for advancing Indigenous peoples’ participation and achievement in health-focused higher education and leadership.

In our work we recognise the complexities of place that influence Indigenous people’s professional and academic success, the value of strong networks and relationships, and the importance of building and supporting Indigenous intellectual inquiry for healthy futures.