National Reconciliation Week: 27 May – 3 June
Posted by Team APATA | May 27, 2021
“The goal of the reconciliation movement is for a just, equitable and reconciled country. This will only be achieved when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Peoples of this land, are able to equally contribute to daily life of the nation. Until this happens, Australia will not reach its full potential.” Reconciliation Australia
This National Reconciliation Week may we direct you to Australian First Nations individuals and organisations supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learning in our schools and communities. Please go to their own pages to explore, learn and engage.
This is by no means an exhaustive list. We encourage you to seek information on First Nations perspectives for education directly and respectfully from the First Nations voices and organisations doing the work in that space.
The Reconciliation Australia Action Plan for 2021 is to move from safe to brave. Make reconciliation more than a word – Reconciliation takes action.
Go directly to Reconciliation Australia for the 20 Actions for Reconciliation and their supporting resources and more.
Reconciliation Week Artwork by Jessica Johnson of @nungalacreative
Wingaru Education is a leading Aboriginal education company developing and delivering programs and resources supporting schools and teachers in the classroom, as well as organisations wanting to increase cultural competency in the workplace. Wingaru Education is collaborating with @mr.j.learning.space to bring you tips, resources and lessons throughout National Reconciliation Week
If you are looking to incorporate Indigenous perspectives into your classroom learning or workplace we suggest you go directly to Wingaru Education.
Indigital and the Indigital Schools Program
Founded by Cabrogal Woman, Mikaela Jade from the Dharug-speaking Nations of Sydney in 2014, Indigital is Australia’s first Indigenous Edu-tech company, specialising in technology development and digital skills training in augmented and mixed realities, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things and geospatial technologies.
Indigital designed and developed Indigital Schools to empower the next generation with the skills and confidence to participate and shape future digital economies. This Indigenous designed digital skills training program for primary and high schools students enables Indigenous and non-Indigenous kids to connect with and learn from Elders about cultural knowledge, history and language, while learning digital skills in cutting-edge technologies like augmented reality, animation and coding.
“Our mission is to close the digital divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, by providing a meaningful pathway for Indigenous people into the digital economy and the creation of future technologies.”
Please go directly to indigitalschools.com for more information and to sign up today and
MissGibbs.com is the website of Miss Gibbs, “a Koorie mum, teacher and blogger”. Miss Gibbs shares and creates resources for teachers making it easy to start embedding First Nation’s perspectives in the classroom. Her research and sensitivity brings clarity to the questions of Australian teachers looking for quality resources.
Go directly to missgibbs.com to read her latest blog post: How to respectfully embed First Nations perspectives into your teaching programs and more
AIATSIS: The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies is a world-renowned research, collections and publishing organisation.
The AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia has to be one of the most used resources across Australia.
AIATSIS is known for their extensive collection of more than 1 million items relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories; Extensive research accompanied by guides and resources and educational support programs.
Go directly to aiatsis.gov.au to explore more today.
The AIATSIS Summit is being co-convened with the South Australian Native Title Services (SANTS) and Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation (KYAC) on Kaurna Yerta land at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia.
Click here to go directly to AIATSIS 2021 Summit for the full program, speakers and more
The Summit will provide a unique forum for academics, government, native title, legal experts and community sectors to collaborate in addressing critical and emerging challenges for the native title and research sectors. As well as opportunities to support and strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge and governance.
Adelaide Convention Centre