Inspirational TEDx speeches by Indigenous Australians

TED is a global force. Starting in 1984 in the United States, as a conference around Technology, Education and Design, it now expands into every nation and community.  And now Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community are also beginning to participate as well. Luke Pearson in TEDx Canberra 2013 Michael Williams ONExEAR at TEDx Brisbane … Continue reading Inspirational TEDx speeches by Indigenous Australians

Uncle Sol Bellear and Indigenous self-determination

Uncle Sol Bellear has written two articles in ABC’s The Drum recently, that I would like to draw your attention to. The first article is titled Why i won’t celebrate the William Bugmy decision, where he discusses the High Court’s  decision in the William Bugmy case regarding whether a person’s background should be taken into … Continue reading Uncle Sol Bellear and Indigenous self-determination

Leadership is not COMMAND and CONTROL ….

I’ve talked before about Sir Ken Robinson, particularly on our Facebook Page. Sir Ken has written and presented extensively about education. If you haven’t heard him speak before, you must watch Do schools kill creativity? and Changing education paradigms. The themes of these two presentation above feature in this next presentation (below). Because I know … Continue reading Leadership is not COMMAND and CONTROL ….

2012 Deadly Singles of the Year – some class ideas

One of the categories at the 2012 Deadly Awards is Single of the Year. Each song in this category is very different and spans a range of different styles and genres. Each artist expresses different ideas in their music – some sing about identity, some sing about music, and others love. We have found links … Continue reading 2012 Deadly Singles of the Year – some class ideas

The Deadlys

It’s time to celebrate The Deadlys. Created in 1997, The Deadlys celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians, artists, sports people and community leaders. In 2012 the Deadly Awards will be held on the 25th of September at the Sydney Opera House. The Deadlys, like the NAIDOC awards, provide a positive affirmation of identity and … Continue reading The Deadlys

Exploring ANZAC Day from an Indigenous perspective

[Note: This post contains images, words and works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are now deceased]   We can understand ANZAC Day in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in a number of different ways. Here are three ways of conceptualising Indigenous responses – 1) Challenge the authority of ANZAC … Continue reading Exploring ANZAC Day from an Indigenous perspective

Some Aboriginal People Are More Aboriginal Than Others

Last September (2011) I attended the annual Oodgeroo Noonuccal public lecture at QUT by scholar Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson. Her lecture was titled Race Matters: Representations of Aboriginality in the Media. In it she explored the racialised history of private media in Australia, particularly it’s coverage of Aboriginal Peoples and ‘issues’. It was a very timely lecture … Continue reading Some Aboriginal People Are More Aboriginal Than Others