North Ainslie Primary School, ACT

Our artwork tells stories about our homes, special places and other things we care for. It represents our voices and what we want to look after for the future. It is made up of many individual artworks. We live on Ngunnawal land and pay our respects to the elders past, present and future. We respect how Ngunnawal people are custodians of the land. Our artwork is about reconciliation and shows how we were inspired by artists from many different lands. Reconciliation includes acknowledging the diversity and richness of

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Each square represents a different style we learnt about. We also learnt that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists have been telling stories through their art for more than 60 thousand years!

Reconciliation means… Many things: it means learning about horrible things like the stolen generations when children were taken from families and culture; it means learning about good things like Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, rich and diverse cultures and people being custodians of the land; it also means finding out about how all of our lives can be better if we learn about how to care for country and for each other for now and for the future. We hope you like our artwork and can see our pride in our learning about Reconciliation and in how to tell stories!

Our Reconciliation Stories

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Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.