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Narragunnawali News: Issue 4

Issue 4 of Narragunnawali News celebrates the importance and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and the role schools and early learning services play in supporting the maintenance, revitalisation and revival of First Languages.
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Special Treatment (Paul Kelly)

Despite being a non-Indigenous man, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have said that Paul Kelly has a unique ability to sensitively and accurately portray some of the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Paul Kelly wrote the song Special Treatment as a response to claims by …
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This Land is Mine (Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody)

This Land is Mine by Kev Carmody & Paul Kelly was written for the film One Night the Moon. The film tells us the true story of a station owner’s refusal to accept help from an Aboriginal tracker in the search for his missing daughter. The song explores the different …
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From Little Things Big Things Grow (Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody)

In this film Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly talk about the process of writing the song From Little Things Big Things Grow. From Little Things Big Things Grow tells the story of Vincent Lingiari, a Gurindji stockman who, in 1966, initiated a strike in response to the poor working conditions …
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Narragunnawali News: Issue 3

Issue 3 of Narragunnawali News shares the experiences schools and early learning services had during National Reconciliation Week and provides ideas for continuing your reconciliation journey year-round.
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National Reconciliation Week 2016: Teaching and learning ideas

These teaching and learning ideas are designed for early learning, primary and secondary school settings, but it’s up to you as a teacher to tailor them for your class. Remember these are just a few suggestions, and the possibilities for celebrating National Reconciliation Week are endless.
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Narragunnawali News: Issue 2

Issue 2 of Narragunnawali News will help get your creative juices flowing for National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June).
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Narragunnawali News: Issue 1

We are excited to bring you the very first issue of Narragunnawali News.

Narragunnawali Evaluation Overview

The Australian National University – Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research has been contracted to evaluate Narragunnawali during the first four years of funding (2014-2017).
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Cool Burning – Secondary

Cool Australia has developed a unit of work, with accompanying video resources, exploring the practice of ‘Cool Burning’, or controlled, fire-based land management practices common in Australia’s tropical savanna regions.  
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Cool Burning – Primary

Cool Australia has developed a unit of work, with accompanying video resources, exploring the practice of ‘Cool Burning’, or controlled, fire-based land management practices common in Australia’s tropical savanna regions.
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Introducing Narragunnawali

‘Alive’, ‘Wellbeing’, ‘Coming together’, ‘Peace’…. as the many definitions of the word Narragunnawali suggest, the program helps develop opportunities for all teachers, educators and students to celebrate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
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Who We Are: Kaylah Truth

Who We Are: Kaylah Truth introduces host, Kaylah Tyson (Kaylah Truth). Kaylah is a young Meerooni woman, whose connections to contemporary hip-hop culture inform her Aboriginal identity. Kaylah’s story explores her culture, two families and music as unique influences that have shaped her as a young, Aboriginal woman.
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Who We Are: Harry Sabatino

Who We Are: Harry Sabatino introduces host, Harry Sabatino, from Sabai Island in the Torres Strait. Harry’s story incorporates his passion for protecting his culture, with his skills and interests in civil engineering, to paint a picture of an inspirational young man looking to secure his family’s histories and way …
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Who We Are: Kim Isaacs

Who We Are: Kim Isaacs introduces host, Kim Isaacs, a Yawuru Karajarri Noongar woman who works in Broome, Western Australia as a doctor. Kim speaks about her time spent with family learning traditional language, lore and medicine. Kim’s story provides insight into her passion for community care and support.
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Who We Are: Miranda Tapsell

Who We Are: Miranda Tapsell introduces host, Miranda Tapsell, a proud Larrakia Tiwi woman from Darwin, Northern Territory. Miranda’s story explores her identity in relation to her connection to Country, her family and the importance of her work as an actress.
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Who We Are: James Saunders

Who We Are: James Saunders introduces host, James Saunders, a Gunditjmara Wiradjuri man, who lives in Sydney, Australia. James’ story explores his identity through the lenses of his heritage, cultural connection to his country, as well as addressing his connections to his communities, in both a traditional and contemporary sense.
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Who We Are: Josh Toomey

Who We Are: Josh Toomey introduces host, Josh Toomey, a proud Wiradjuri man. He speaks of the important role of  family, country and culture in his life. Josh’s story explores his difficulties at school, his relationship with his father, his changing attitudes to work, and the birth of his son, …
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Who We Are: People

In Who We Are: People 5 young Aboriginal people, and 1 young Torres Strait Islander man introduce who they are. Viewers gain an insight into the lives, families and contributions of the six hosts of the Who We Are films, all of whom are making their own way in the …
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Who We Are: Culture

Who We Are: Culture explores facets of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, including language, stories, connection to cultural histories, social and political influences and the importance of handing on generational knowledge to keep culture alive.
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Who We Are: Country/Place

In Who We Are: Country/Place the hosts speak about their connection to Country. Their reflections provide an insight into what Country means to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the complexity of the relationship Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have with the land, sea, sky and waterways.
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First Contact: Fitzroy Crossing, Meet June Oscar

First Contact is a three-part, landmark documentary series that shines a light on this deep divide by taking a group of six non-Indigenous people, from different walks of life and with strong and varied opinions, and immersing them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time.
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First Contact: Alice Springs, Visit to Yipirinya School

First Contact is a three-part, landmark documentary series that shines a light on this deep divide by taking a group of six non-Indigenous people, from different walks of life and with strong and varied opinions, and immersing them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time.
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First Contact: Elcho Island, Sandy, Alice and Marcus

First Contact is a three-part, landmark documentary series that shines a light on this deep divide by taking a group of six non-Indigenous people, from different walks of life and with strong and varied opinions, and immersing them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time.
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First Contact: Nyinyikay, Trent and Marcus Lacey

First Contact is a three-part, landmark documentary series that shines a light on this deep divide by taking a group of six non-Indigenous people, from different walks of life and with strong and varied opinions, and immersing them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time.
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First Contact: Redfern, Marcus and Shane Phillips

First Contact is a three-part, landmark documentary series that shines a light on this deep divide by taking a group of six non-Indigenous people, from different walks of life and with strong and varied opinions, and immersing them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time.
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Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum has eight learning areas. Some learning areas include more than one subject. While there is mention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures throughout the Australian Curriculum, the cross-curriculum priorities are embedded in all learning areas.
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Early Years Learning Framework

The framework supports and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. Early childhood services develop their own strategies to implement the framework.
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The National Quality Framework

Specifically for the early childhood sector are seven national standards that now set a national benchmark for the quality of education and care services. Of particular interest is element 6.3.4, relating to building relationships and engaging with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
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National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is held from 27 May to 3 June each year and is a great opportunity for schools to get involved with reconciliation is about joining the reconciliation conversation and reflecting on our shared histories, contributions and achievements.
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Share Our Pride

Share our Pride is a website all about sharing and promoting positive stories about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and perspectives. It’s an excellent resource for teaching and learning.
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Factsheets

Reconciliation Australia produces factsheets that encourage debate, combat misinformation and stimulate important conversations. The factsheets cover a wide variety of topics and can be easily used by teachers across a variety of Australian Curriculum content areas as well as in your wider school community.
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RECOGNISE

RECOGNISE is the people’s movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution. Of particular interest to schools and school students is the youth-led movement, RECOGNISE THIS who have produced a schools kit for years 10-12, designed to assist teachers and students.
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Australian Reconciliation Network

A number of state-based reconciliation councils have long-running, localised school engagement programs. Reconciliation Australia encourages schools to contact these bodies for more information about local school-specific activities and resources.
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NSW Schools Reconciliation Challenge

The NSW Schools Reconciliation Challenge is run by the NSW Reconciliation Council. It is a reconciliation art project during term one each year. It is open for entries during from all young people aged 10-16; Indigenous and non-Indigenous and of all abilities.
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Teacher Education Packs

For a number of years, Reconciliation South Australia Inc has produced education resources for use in schools. The resources address a variety of themes and many are linked to Australian Curriculum. Topics include Citizenship: Let’s Talk Recognition, the 1967 Referendum and the Stolen Generations.
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Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead is a Commonwealth government funded project with a focus on improving educational outcomes for Indigenous students. It is a network of support for school leaders to work with current programs and to initiate new models of activity, which will result in improved outcomes for Indigenous students
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Indigenous Education Consultative Bodies

The National IECB Network refers to the collective grouping of the six state and two territory Indigenous Education Consultative Bodies (IECB). Across Australia, IECBs are the peak community advocacy and advisory body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education within their jurisdiction.
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Reconciliation in Australia e-Book series

Reconciliation Australia partnered with educational publishing house Macmillan Education to produce a series of electronic books aimed at upper primary/lower secondary level. The six part series addresses schools, society, sport, the arts, environment and health.