{Review} Life B’long Ali Drummond A life in the Torres Strait by Samantha Faulkner

Llife Bl'long Ali Drummond by Samantha Faulkner

“Family life is one of the most important things in Sam Faulkner’s life. Ali Drummon is Sam Faulkner’s grandfather, and this is his story. Ali Drummon has had an extraordinary life, by any standards. Orphaned when young, Ali took to a life at sea aged just fourteen. Originally taken on as an apprentice, Ali applied … Continue reading {Review} Life B’long Ali Drummond A life in the Torres Strait by Samantha Faulkner

String Theory Indigenous art exhibition at Moreton Bay Regional Art Gallery

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String Theory is a travelling exhibition from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. It features a range of diverse works from across Australia from artists who use textile and other craft-based practices. We headed to the Caboolture Hub (a campus of the Moreton Bay Regional Art Gallery) to see the touring installation of the … Continue reading String Theory Indigenous art exhibition at Moreton Bay Regional Art Gallery

Courting Blakness at University of Queensland

Update: You can view our Storify of this event here: https://storify.com/leesawatego/courting-blakness A new event is coming to Brisbane in September that many of you may be able participate in, giving you an opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of Indigenous issues. Between September 5 and 28 the Great Court (at UQ’s St Lucia campus) will provide … Continue reading Courting Blakness at University of Queensland

NAIDOC might be done for another year, but the party has just got started

July is a big month. There’s Zulai Wan (July One) or Coming of the Light for many Torres Strait Islander families and communities, then NAIDOC Week is a week later. The whole of the country gathers in their communities to celebrate achievements and recognise survival. But the celebration and activity doesn’t need to end there. There … Continue reading NAIDOC might be done for another year, but the party has just got started

After Dinner Hangout with Critical Classroom Episode 2 (04/06/2014)

Our second After Dinner Hangout with the Critical Classroom, yarning about WIPC:E and other ideas.  References mentioned during our session: WIPC:E 2014 Blak Wave Publication Black Is by Dr Chelsea Bond Sisters Inside Catholic Education at WIPC:E Facebook group Gawaa Miyay Celeste Liddle, the Ranting Black Feminist Deadly Awards Australian Blak History Month on Facebook and … Continue reading After Dinner Hangout with Critical Classroom Episode 2 (04/06/2014)

Critical Classroom – Live on Google Hangouts

As soon as Hangouts on Air became available, I’ve been hoping that we could create a regular online event for The Critical Classroom. Watch our first one here below: References mentioned during our session WIPC:E Conference 2014 Sharing our Stories published by Pearson Sacred Cows by Anita Heiss Women of the Sun AIATSIS Collection of … Continue reading Critical Classroom – Live on Google Hangouts