Why not Indigenous?

You may have noticed that we’re using the terms “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander” rather than “Indigenous”. Well some people prefer the term Indigenous, while others prefer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. And in the end, I think there is probably as many reasons for one as for the other. Despite this, we have chosen … Continue reading Why not Indigenous?

Racism: Do you know how to have the conversation?

This week’s news cycle (at least in Queensland and New South Wales) has been filled with the Andrew Johns racism saga. It is alleged that Andrew Johns, the assistant coach of the New South Wales State of Origin team, told a player that he needed to stop Greg Inglis (from the Queensland team) by saying … Continue reading Racism: Do you know how to have the conversation?

Sharing culture the Yolgnu Way

The third of our Easter holiday Indigenous education resource producer series – checkout Sharing Culture. Qld based, but Yolngu culture, this deadly family produce CD-Roms for literacy, art, language, culture learning. These look great – and are very reasonably priced too!

Play Letterbox & learning Indigenous language

Play LetterboxAs promised yesterday, here is another resource, though you don’t need to buy this one. Letterbox was produced by Carbon Media, an Indigenous Australian media company. The Letterbox programme was televised on NITV and ABC3, and is targeted at primary school aged kids. You can play the games online. Unfortunately the games aren’t leveled … Continue reading Play Letterbox & learning Indigenous language