About Murru Minya
Murru Minya is a national research project that commenced in 2022. It is led by a team of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers passionate about improving our health through Indigenous-led solutions.
We know research is a dirty word in Indigenous communities globally. However, in Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research continues to grow, with significant research being undertaken in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to help Close the Gap. We don’t know how and if the research benefits Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
This project has been created to better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research from the position of our people and communities to inform better ways of working toward meaningful health policy. We know research can inform policies, funding and the types of services our people have access to. Still, to do this, research needs to be meaningful, community-led, community-owned and embedded.
We know some research has done this well, and some research has not. Therefore, we are capturing the voices and experiences of health research that are both positive and negative to Murru Minya. (explain the path) forward.
This project is partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities that have been involved in health research and even those that may have rejected involvement in research. To stop, reflect, and inform us what is next.