Muliyan – Who We Are

We are a national collaboration of practitioners, researchers, educators, policy makers, funders, and community organisations who share a commitment to provide better care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Each member of the consortium has significant experience in educational research praxis and in embedding and monitoring the quality of Indigenous Health and cultural safety education and training.  Members of the consortium collectively hold track records in undertaking research projects that have led to health workforce and systems reform  and our intention through this Consortium is to create collaborative change or change in the ways we conduct research together. 

Muliyan is both research arm of CATSINaM and a community of research praxis or community of independent academics/educational researchers working in Nursing and Midwifery education and training.  Not all members are nurses and midwives but all members are affiliated or aligned with the values, principles and goals of CATSINaM and Indigenist and decolonising Research. 

The Consortium is a semi-independent entity and evolving research network hosted by CATSINaM.  The establishment of the Consortium has been partly supported by a grant from the Lowitja Institute to grow excellence in Indigenous health and cultural safety training and education for nurses and midwives.  The Consortium have been gifted a language name  ‘Muliyan’ which means eagle in Ngunnuwal language.  This name was gifted following discussions with Ngunnwual Elders and the process we undertook as a collective to identify the symbols and images that represent who we are and what we our aspirations are (see the Indigenist Health and Cultural Safety Education Research Consortium: Decolonising Nursing and Midwifery Gathering Report for more details).   

For more information please see ‘Muliyan-Logo Story’ and ‘Muliyan-Founding Members’

Acknowledgement of Country

The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this Nation.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to Countries, Creator, Ancestors and Elders, past, present and future.

CATSINaM is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images, videos, voices and names of people who have since passed away.