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Aboriginal Student Society

niyakara Mob - Aboriginal Student Society

The niyakara (nee yah kah rah) Mob was established by Aboriginal students to support other Aboriginal students at the University of Tasmania. The word niyakara is from the palawa kani Tasmanian Aboriginal language and means 'to dream'. The society generally meets on a fortnightly basis to discuss Aboriginal business, upcoming events and to support each other in their journey at university and through life.

Activities and events undertaken by the niyakara Mob are:

  • Camps
  • Cultural activities
  • Physical activities
  • Evening events such as movie nights, game nights and meals
  • Social events
  • Plus many others

The niyakara Mob is an inclusive student society and has two types of memberships, these are:

  • Full-Member: An Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student studying at the University of Tasmania.
  • Associate Member: Any other Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person or non-Indigenous student at the University of Tasmania.

The niyakara Mob believes in strong governance and is bound by its constitution. Download the constitution (DOC 29.5KB).

Every 12 months the societies governance positions are voted for by full-members through the AGM. Currently, the societies governance positions are:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

For further information regarding niyakara Mob - Aboriginal Student Society please visit the niyakara Mob Facebook page or contact Riawunna Centre for Aboriginal Education