Now more than ever is the time where us as educators have the chance to stand up for what is right and teach others about the history of Indigenous Australia. If you are unsure where to start take a look at the following links…
  • Reconciliation starts at birth. An Indigenous early childhood educator explains how to raise culturally aware kids: https://ab.co/2BkRwjg
  • Sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and accessible info on topics relevant to Aboriginal people: https://www.instagram.com/blakbusiness/
  • This project aims to empower all teachers to integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in their teaching. These resources provide engaging examples to assist teachers in implementing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority in the classroom: https://indigenousknowledge.research.unimelb.edu.au/
  • Aboriginal owned resource centre which makes Aboriginal Studies accessible to all children. Includes printable activities, videos, cultural awareness training: https://www.wingaru.com.au/
  • The Koori Curriculum is an Aboriginal early childhood consultancy based in Sydney’s inner west. Consultants at the Koori Curriculum facilitate a range of professional development workshops for educators that help guide the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives in early childhood curriculums: https://kooricurriculum.com/
  • The I Am, Movement documents Tanika’s son’s journey with Autism and provides Aboriginal-designed flash cards appropriate for use at home, in education settings and in child therapy teams: https://theiammovement.com.au/
  • Common Ground website shares Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and lived experiences: https://www.commonground.org.au/
  • Indigenous rapper, Briggs released a Children’s book recently, celebrating indigenous legends: https://www.facebook.com/senatorbriggs/posts/10158322205058307
  • It is important that teaching about Indigenous Australia includes content about the land the school is located on. Take the time to research your school or centres area. To find out what land you’re on visit: https://aiatsis.gov.au/explore/articles/aiatsis-map-indigenous-australia
  • Indigenous teaching resources on the weather and environment: http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/

There is also a number of charities you can research and support:

  • Red Dust for Indigenous Health is working to enrich lives, improve health and strengthen the future of Indigenous youth and families. Red Dust achieve this by delivering innovative health promotion programs and community development projects in partnership with remote communities: https://reddust.org.au/
  • AIME is setting up mentors with marginalised youth to lead a revolution for them to rise up out of inequality: https://aimementoring.com/about
  • The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families: https://healingfoundation.org.au/