The 2023 Fullaship Program
Hakon Dyrting (Garrawa,NT and Djugun/ Yawuru, WA), 2023 Fullaship Program, reflects on the 2023 Fullaship Program.
Walking Our Songlines with Language
Walking Our Songlines with Language is a healing journey of reconnection to language for Coota Girls Survivors, their descendants and the broader First Nations community made in partnership with Coota Girls Aboriginal Corporation.
Culture is Life hosted a three part webinar series designed for educators to deepen their knowledge and competence in teaching First Nations perspectives in our shared history, particularly Frontier Wars history in the The Australian Wars Curriculum.
First Weapons Education Resources
First Weapons explores the history and innovation behind the weapons used by First Nations peoples.
Bidhi Galing Education Resources
Powerful and moving, Bidhi Galing (Big Rain) celebrates the Wiradyuri heroes of the Great Flood of Gundagai in 1852, told through the eyes of a young girl who is rescued from the raging floodwaters by her father.
The Australian Wars: Webinar Series
This three part webinar series is designed for educators to deepen their knowledge and competence in teaching First Nations perspectives in our shared history, particularly Frontier Wars history.
2023 Fullaship: Warrane Intensive
The 2023 Fellows travelled to Warrane (Sydney), for their first intensive of the year.
Job Opportunity: Programs Officer
We're hiring a full-time Programs Officer to join a small, creative, determined and focused team who back our mob to catalyse and mobilise positive change.
Indigenous Suicide Prevention Forum
Culture is Life travelled to Meanjin (Brisbane) on Tuurbal country for the Indigenous Suicide Prevention (ISP) Forum in March 2023.
Our Future Fire
A fireside yarn weaving culture, storytelling and live performances by young First Nations people from Culture is Life and the Singing Our Futures program at Port Fairy Folk Festival.
#HealOurHistory Campaign Launch
To amplify the The Australian Wars Education & Impact Project in partnership with Culture is Life, Blackfella Films and SBS, Culture is Life has launched the #HealOurHistory Campaign.
The Fullaship Program 2023
We are now accepting applications for the next Fullaship for March 2023 – March 2024. The Fullaship is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 18 to 30 from anywhere in Australia.
Two Way Learning & Professional Development for Teachers
Teachers who participated in Culture is Life's recent webinar expressed their need to deeper understand our shared history, including the Frontier Wars, and interest in our Two-Way Learning Model, now added to the 'Teaching First Nations Knowledge and Perspectives Guide'.
Honouring Our Old People: Reflections On Visiting Australia’s Largest Prison Island & The Frontier Wars
After watching the documentary Utopia years ago, and learning about the true history of Rottnest Island, or Wadjemup as it’s called in Noongar language, I thought this was a place that I would never visit.
Teaching The Australian Wars & First Nations Perspectives & Knowledges
Following the launch of two new education resources, we invite all teachers to register for our upcoming professional development opportunity ‘Teaching The Australian Wars & First Nations Perspectives & Knowledges' Webinar.
Culture Is Life is headed to the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education, from 26 – 30 September 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. We’re looking forward to meeting with First Nations peoples from across the world and will be presenting two workshops.
The Australian Wars
The story of Australia’s longest and perhaps most defining war has been kept silent – until now. Over three parts, this ground-breaking documentary series gives voice to the story of The Australian Wars – the battles fought on home soil, as the colonial frontier pushed forward, and First Nations peoples resisted.
Inaugural Fullaship Intensive
The Fullaship is a 12-month program open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People who are on a journey to become community leaders, role models and mentors. Our Fellows recently flew from around the country for the first Fullaship intensive.
National Reconciliation Week 2022
This National Reconciliation Week, we encourage you to be brave in influencing change in your communities, homes, schools and workplaces.
Webinar – Wellbeing for Teachers & Students
Free webinar to support teachers to embed First Nations perspectives and knowledge in a culturally safe and respectful way.
Back to Nature Resources now Live!
Back to Nature Resources are now available for teachers to freely access on Culture is Life’s new education platform and ABC Education.
International Women’s Day
Today we acknowledge the contribution of the women we have worked with and those that have created change to address the inequality experienced by women across the world.
The Winyarr Collection
Culture Is Life are excited to announce the official launch of The Winyarr Collection, in partnership with Wittner and First Nations artist Alkina Edwards.
Honouring Stolen Generations Survivors
Culture is Life has partnered with The Archie Roach Foundation to honour Stolen Generations Survivors and shed light on the devastating government policies that still impact thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families today.
Aboriginal Teachers deliver professional educational development for SEDA
Culture is Life’s Aboriginal educators delivered vocational and higher education providers with teacher training prior to a national roll out of The Australian Dream curriculum. An initiative in SEDA Groups commitment to strengthening Indigenous perspectives and knowledges for all staff and the young people they reach.
The Australian Dream education resources and campaign
In partnership with Good Thing Productions, Culture is Life have developed comprehensive curriculum resources and lead the #MyAustralianDream Campaign to extend the outreach and impact of The Australian Dream film.
Cairns – Uluru First Nations Youth Summit
This past weekend I was invited to spend 3 days with over 50 young First Nations leaders, descendant from so many Nations across these lands. We were welcomed by the Gunggandji people on their country in Cairns at the Uluru First Nations Youth Summit.
Yawuru Young Ambassadors Cultural Exchange
For five days, five other Aboriginal young people and I attended an intensive Cultural Exchange in Aotearoa.
Horrid and disturbing at its core: all Australians must help prevent youth suicide
Indigenous women say it is the responsibility of all Australians to prevent suicide in Indigenous children.
January 26 Highlights A Time For Change, But Is Anyone Listening?
Since New Year’s Day, at least five Aboriginal young people have tragically taken their own lives. It was so distressing there was extensive media coverage for a change. Yet week in and week out, self-harm and suicide have grown into an epidemic among First Nations young people.
Perhaps we’ve got problems as deep as the US
I work for Culture Is Life, a not-for-profit combating suicide and self-harm among young First Australians – nine times the rate in the general population. As a nation we need urgently to ask ourselves, how can we counter the crippling despair overcoming so many of our young people? We believe some answers lie in strengthening their connections to culture, community and history.
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