New Events added for Feb/March – 24 February 2010 – Putsch by proppaNOW Aboriginal Artist’s Collective Their first group exhibition outside of Queensland and as part of the Adelaide Festival, Putsch opened on February 24th 2010 at Tandanya Cultural Centre. 16 March 1995 – The High Court decides against Western Australia’s constitutional challenge to the … Continue reading Special Days Calendar – March events now added
Last month an article was published discussing a new policy to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture into all Queensland schools. The article received some minor coverage and prompted a few comments from readers of the Courier Mail – the comments were for me disappointing but really not surprising. I’d like to contribute some discussionFirstly, the teaching … Continue reading Every Queensland school to teach Indigenous culture
A new resource for teachers – A calendar of special days for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians. I’ve created it as a Google Calendar so everyone can access it. I’ll be uploading a month at a time at this stage. Here is a run down of February events in the calendar (with some links). … Continue reading Indigenous special days calendar
Check out this SlideShare Presentation: Blacklines Free Resources Great Moments In Blakistory Quiz 1 View more presentations from Leesa Watego. Using Sam Cook’s Great Moment’s In Blakistory Fact Sheets (see last post), I created a Quiz using PowerPoint. You need to have the Fact Sheets to answer the questions. I suggest that you create a … Continue reading Blacklines Free Resources Great Moments In Blakistory Quiz 1
Thinking further about “The Australia Book” written by Eve Pownall, it might be worth exploring the artwork of Aboriginal artist Tony Albert. Tony originally comes from Cardwell but now lives and works in Brisbane. He is a member of ProppaNOW artist collective. His work shown at Gallery Smith in Melbourne in 2008, is a re-positioning of … Continue reading Australia Book Pt 2
In our house, the 26th of January is Invasion Day. We do not celebrate or recognise Australia Day. We live in Brisbane, so each year we march. We march to remember those who have marched before us and made our world a better place. We march to remember those who were not able to march. … Continue reading 26/01: What will you teach on "Australia Day"