This article contains an excerpt from the beginning of Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu. Pascoe’s award-winning book provides compelling evidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land management systems pre-colonization.
A calendar developed by the Banbai nation people at Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area in northern New South Wales. The Indigenous-knowledge informed calendar presents annual seasonal changes as well as indications of the right, and wrong, time to burn.
The concept of terra nullius was challenged by Eddie Mabo, a Torres Strait Islander activist, who used astronomical knowledge of the Torres Strait Islander peoples to provide tangible evidence of their firm connection to their Land.
A video education resource about the Bardi Jawi Rangers looking after their Country on the Dampier Penninsula in the West Kimberley.
Uncle Lex talks about a research collective named ‘Yanama budyari gumada’, which means to ‘walk with good spirit’ in Darug language. The research collective is about involving Darug custodians, students and researchers in caring as Country practices.
Resources to support an incursion or excursion, for students learn about the historical and cultural significance of the Country on which their school is situated, and about other culturally significant sites in their local area.
Resources to support an incursion or excursion, for students learn about the historical and cultural significance of the Country on which their school is situated, and about other culturally significant sites in their local area. Dreaming About Country An ABC Open Lesson plan for secondary students in visual arts.
Find out about Connecting to Country an Aboriginal cultural awareness programme for teachers. Learn how to best engage directly with Aboriginal Australians at the local community level.
Tyson Mowarin’s documentary examines what connection to Country means to the Aboriginal Elders fighting to preserve the ancient rock art sites in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, from the mining industry boom.
This activity utilises a range of map representations to engage students in thinking about the languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Marrin Gamu is a song and educational resource that has been created to introduce Australians to the diversity and beauty of Australia’s hundreds of first languages.There are two ways for students to participate in Marrin Gamu, either as part of an existing Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island language program, or as a mainstream classroom activity.
Meet ambassadors, Dr Anita Heiss and Magnolia Maymuru as they share their stories of strength and resilience as well as what makes them they feel empowered.
Brings you diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia and the best from Indigenous radio broadcasters around the world.
Awaye! presents six Aboriginal dreaming stories. These stories are told to children to teach them about their ancestors, the spirit world and their place in that world.
Dust Echoes is a series of twelve beautifully animated Dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land, telling stories of love, loyalty, duty to country and Aboriginal custom and law.
Find out the local languages in your area.
Listen to Bangara dancers tell their stories
Sharing Australia’s First Languages; Over 80 short films in language. From Open ABC.
Keeping Indigenous languages Alive – The Feed
Sharing the diverse languages of black Australia from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta—one word at a time.
A concise list of Aboriginal artists, musicians, writers and more.
Reawakening our local Language: Dunghutti lessons at Amaroo
The Aboriginal Language Map attempts to represent all of the language or tribal or nation groups of Indigenous people of Australia.
Connect with your Local Council and find out what information they have about local Aboriginal heritage, events and groups
There are 120 Local Aboriginal Land Councils in NSW divided into nine regions. Find your local Aboriginal Land Council.
Contact your local NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group representatives and get advice on connecting with the local Aboriginal communities.
Use Narragunnawali’s professional learning resources to build staff awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, and contributions. The activities suggested in the resources are designed to be teacher-led and can be used individually, in small groups or during staff meetings.
Training modules to develop teacher confidence, knowledge and culturally appropriate skills in delivering programs about Indigenous cultures, histories and contemporary contexts.
A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a formal statement of commitment to reconciliation. A school can develop a RAP to register existing initiatives or to begin a new journey.
NSW has 24 local reconciliation groups. These are volunteers who work together to create opportunities and events to promote reconciliation in their community.
The timeline traces the history of citizenship and rights for indigenous people in Australia from pre-1770 to 1997.
A timeline that summarises the Indigenous rights movement from 1901 to 2010.
The National Museum of Australia’s overview of the land and human rights struggles of Indigenous Australians.
This series chronicles the birth of a country and the collision of two worlds.
This site gives a comprehensive introduction to the diversity of Indigenous Australia.
This website provides an entry-point to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history, written from an Indigenous perspective. The website contains mini essays, teaching notes and other resources.
This incredible interactive website enables students to access wordlist and other resources in the Aboriginal language of their chosen area.
The fortnightly Indigenous national paper.
Succinct questions and helpful answers on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their rights and issues.
A collection of resources that covers topics including Australian history, racism, rights and the Stolen Generation.
Classroom activities and videos that on Indigenous characters, and historical events linked to Indigenous affairs, government policy and public attitudes.
A free resource to assist your school to implement Aboriginal pedagogies.
A fantastic resource providing histories of people, places and events in the City of Sydney local government area that are associated with the histories of Sydney’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.