How far do you go in bringing history home for today’s children?

This morning’s Sydney Morning Herald has raised quite a stir on social media this morning and I just spoke with Fiona Wyllie on ABC’s Statewide Drive program this afternoon about it. I’m not sure my brief conversation will be archived, so I thought I’d capture some thoughts there about it.  In a Sydney Morning Herald … Continue reading How far do you go in bringing history home for today’s children?

Exploring National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week

Exploring National Reconciliation Week As Reconciliation Week draws to a close, it is timely to remember that “Reconciliation” in whatever form it might take for you, your family, school and organisation, is something that must be kept at the forefront of our minds not just for one week but throughout the year.

Indigenous Science Resources

Indigenous Resources for National Science Week

With National Science Week upon us, it’s timely to reflect on the range of Indigenous science resources available online to students and their teachers. Our top picks include: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance is a national body that seeks to bring together organisations, communities, institutes and individuals with the goal of inspiring, promoting … Continue reading Indigenous Science Resources

Anniversary Yirrkala Bark Petitions

The Yirrkala Bark Petitions

On the 14th August 1963, the Yirrkala Bark Petitions were tabled in the Commonwealth House of Representatives. The petitions were written in Yolngu Matha and English. They were a protest against the decision to grant mining leases without consultant. The 1963 barks and those that followed in 1968, 1988 and in 2008, represent an expression … Continue reading Anniversary Yirrkala Bark Petitions

Getting ready for a big July: NAIDOC and Black History Month

Celebrating July with Coming of the Light, NAIDOC Week, Black History Month

July is a big month. We have three big celebrations coming up – Black History Month (1st – 31st) Coming of the Light are coming up (1st of July) NAIDOC Week (7th – 14th) If you’re new to teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and knowledges, you could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. There … Continue reading Getting ready for a big July: NAIDOC and Black History Month

Choosing Indigenous education resources for the classroom

Choosing Indigenous Education Resources for the classroom

How do you choose appropriate Indigenous Education resources for your classroom? These are guidelines only. You may find that a resource won’t fit all of the guidelines listed below, but it’s a start to guide your research. Authority: Does the author have either cultural or academic authority to speak on the topic presented? It’s important to … Continue reading Choosing Indigenous education resources for the classroom

On Aboriginal Sovereignty

I want to draw your attention to one of the panels as part of the Clancestry Conversation series. The panel #SoveriegntyX was curated by event’s curator Dr Chelsea Bond. Each of these mini-orations provide us with excellent resources that can be used in the classroom across discussions in media, English, cultural studies, Australian studies, education, … Continue reading On Aboriginal Sovereignty