The ABC reported today that The Ngarrindjeri people have been asked by the South Australian Government for a clearer idea of what they see as the legal consequences for SA from what is known as the Letters Patent of 1836. Founding Docs stated that The Letters Patent used the enabling provisions of the South Australia … Continue reading Letters Patent: A legal studies case study to keep watch
A week or so ago, a Principal was telling me how wonderful Uncle Ernie Grant’s Tully based cultural awareness workshop based on his learning framework was. She had attended his workshops in Tully, North Queensland, and was in awe of what she’d learned. She seemed to be convinced that she was now set to always … Continue reading Frameworks and Critical Thinking
This week’s news cycle (at least in Queensland and New South Wales) has been filled with the Andrew Johns racism saga. It is alleged that Andrew Johns, the assistant coach of the New South Wales State of Origin team, told a player that he needed to stop Greg Inglis (from the Queensland team) by saying … Continue reading Racism: Do you know how to have the conversation?
Popped into Our Lady of Mount Carmel school yesterday at Waterloo, Sydney and spied Part 1 of the Indigenous Australians Educational supplement from the Sydney Morning Herald. Looked pretty deadly too. The Sydney Morning Herald have also provided a number of online resources for teachers. Click here to access them. Have contacted SMH to see … Continue reading Free Resources from the Sydney Morning Herald
The Indigenous Studies Research Network at Queensland University of Technology publish the International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies. With authors from around the world, this resources is a must for your own professional development. All issues are currently available free as downloadable pdf.
The third of our Easter holiday Indigenous education resource producer series – checkout Sharing Culture. Qld based, but Yolngu culture, this deadly family produce CD-Roms for literacy, art, language, culture learning. These look great – and are very reasonably priced too!
THE MABO CASE Ever since Captain James Cook‘s declaration of possession in 1770, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have fought against the dispossession of their lands, food sources, waterways, families and homelands. First English, then Australian law justified it’s own existence through the concept of Terra nullius. The application of terra nullius, a latin … Continue reading Rembering the Mabo Decision
Mabo Day is the held each year on the 3rd of June. It remembers the historic Mabo decision in 1992. Use your Remembering the Mabo Decision booklet, learn about this day at the following links: ABC – Schools – Eddie Mabo http://www.abc.net.au/schoolstv/australians/emabo.htm Torres Strait Island Regional Authority (TSRA) – Mabo Day http://www.tsra.gov.au/the-torres-strait/events/mabo-day.aspx About Eddie Mabo … Continue reading Remembering the Mabo Decision – Student Links
Berry Island Rock Engraving Originally uploaded by leesawatego How deadly is this? A Google map of Sydney’s engravings. I was lucky enough to visit to sets of engravings earlier this year – one set at Berra Hill and the other at Bondi beach. Like my Aboriginal Place Names of Brisbane, this new map is a … Continue reading Sydney’s engravings on Google maps
The 2010 NAIDOC Poster is available from www.naidoc.org.au. The poster was created by Sheree Blackley and is titled Unsung Heroes – Leading Through Example. Description of work: The artwork depicts an Aboriginal mother who is an ‘unsung hero’ leading her children through example, showing that actions can speak louder than words. The dot work illustrates … Continue reading NAIDOC Poster 2010