Participation of Indigenous People in the 2012 Queensland Election

Last year I created a post about how to explore Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander perspectives of democracy, politics and civics in your classroom. Like other Australians, one of the ways that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can contribute to Australian democracy is by being active voters. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can also … Continue reading Participation of Indigenous People in the 2012 Queensland Election

Learning about the Other in Indigenous Studies

I was contacted by the Powerhouse Museum about a project for Indigenous Literacy Day this year, where students from Glebe Public School visited the Yinalung Yenu: Women’s Journey Exhibition. Students looked at the important role that women play in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life. Further they were instructed to write and illustrate a personal narrative about a … Continue reading Learning about the Other in Indigenous Studies

Every Queensland school to teach Indigenous culture

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