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. Delivered by Culture is Lifeโ€™s Aboriginal educators and guest speakers the series will explore themes of History & Truth Telling, Teachers Responsibility & Students Rights, Teaching Oral History, Storytelling & Archival History.

The content is best suited to secondary teachers of Social Sciences and Humanities Subjects, although we hope all teachers across all learning areas will benefit from these conversations both personally and professionally.

Teachers can register free of charge for the entire series or individual sessions.

Attendees can expect to participate in some exercises designed for teachers to reflect and strengthen their own personal and professional development, including examples from The Australian Wars Curriculum.

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Part 1: Recognition

Thursday 8th June 4:30pm AEST | 4:30 – 5:30pm AEST

In recognising our shared history as a nation, this webinar unpacks how First Nations knowledge and perspectives can enhance students’ learning and understanding across a variety of key learning areas in the Australian Curriculum. We discuss the need for truth telling in education and our collective responsibility to teach parts of our history that have typically not been taught in the Australian education system, in particular the Frontier Wars history.

Rachel Perkins will share her vision and research process behind The Australian Wars series and recognise the need for more First Nations historians and educators. Teachers will reflect on the need and ways to create safe learning environments, listening to young people’s perspectives from the #HealOurHistory campaign, and participate in a classroom activity example from The Australian Wars Resources.

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Part 2: Resistance

Wednesday 21st June 2023 | 4:30-5:30pm AEST

In understanding the fierce resistance Aboriginal people led to protect their lands and people, this webinar unpacks some of the Frontier War stories told in the series, and the evidence of resistance as the frontier violence spread across the entire continent. Attendees will reflect on discussion and inquiry questions aimed to increase students’ knowledge of this history from The Australian Wars Resources.

Our guest speaker shares his lived experience as a non-Indigenous educator and unpacks the systemic impacts of how our history has been taught and educators historic resistance of teaching First Nations cultures and histories, whilst highlighting the momentum and change happening today.

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Part 3: Remembrance

Thursday 27th July 2023 | 4:30-5:30pm AEST

In the final webinar of the series, we discuss how schools can acknowledge the events that led to the colinisation of this country and its current impacts, whilst honouring First Nations warriors and heroes rarely told.

Hear from guest speakers and historian about the importance of teaching both oral and archival history and how you can deepen your knowledge and connection to your schoolโ€™s local history, drawing on initiatives shared in the newly released โ€˜Local History Schools Guideโ€™.

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"Racism, you're not born with it. You've been told it..." - Uncle Leigh Ridgeway (Worimi)

Leigh reflects on Part 1 of #HealOurHistory where Leyla shared her lived experience of Racism in school.๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“

Racism is learned, but so is empathy. It starts with education, dialogue, and compassion. โค๏ธ

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#TheAustralianWars #HealOurHistory #Education 

๐ŸŽฌ Series by @blackfellafilms 
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โค๏ธ In partnership with @blackfellafilms and @sharkislandinstitute
โš ๏ธ CW: Discussions of suicide. โš ๏ธ

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), a day to bring attention to the discrimination faced by LGBTQIA+ folk. โœŠ๐Ÿฝ

The suicide rates in young LGBTQIA+ identifying mob are dire. Nearly one in two young Indigenous LGBTIQA+ Australians have attempted suicide at some point in their life. ๐Ÿ’”

Today and every day, we are committed to creating a safe, loving and inclusive environments for all young mob to thrive. โœจ

#IDAHOBIT #LGBTQIA #Discrimination

"The Frontier Wars is a term often used to describe the more than 100 years of violent conflicts between colonial settlers and the Indigenous peoples that occurred during the British settlement of Australia. Even though Australia honours its involvement in wars fought overseas, it is yet to acknowledge the struggle that made it the country it is today."

Rachel Perkins explains the reasoning behind the title of 'The Australian Wars' series and the tactics used by the British to avoid officially declaring war in the colonisation of Australia.

๐ŸŽฌ Series by @blackfellafilms 
๐Ÿ“บ Watch #TheAustralianWars on SBS Australia
โค๏ธ In partnership with @blackfellafilms and @sharkislandinstitute 

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"There is no force equal to the power of the First Nations Matriarchy." - Teela Reid (Wiradjuri and Wailwan), Co-Founder of @blackfulla_bookclub ๐Ÿ“š

This Mother's Day we recognise the Matriarchs, who lead us by example, showing us how to take each step with purpose. ๐Ÿ‘ฃ 

#MothersDay #Aboriginal #Matriarch

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We've had a deadly few days in Gimuy (Cairns) for the Common Threads Summit. Connecting with mob from all over and yarning Treaty, protecting Country, justice, culture, advocacy and so much more. โœŠ๐Ÿฝ

Creating pathways into spaces like this for young mob is critical, for their own leadership and development, but also to have their voices heard in these important conversations happening in our communities. ๐Ÿ’ฌ

Thank you to Common Threads for having us, including their steering committee Dr Jackie Huggins AM, Larissa Baldwin-Roberts and Millie Telford, along with their partners @getup_australia and @ausprogress. ๐Ÿ’›

๐Ÿ“ธ Donny Imberlong (2022 Fellow), Belinda Duarte (CEO), Leyla Quartermaine (2022 Fellow), Thara Brown (General Manager - Programs), Anna-Rita Fauid (2023 Fellow) and Madeline Wells (Program Officer).

Books have a profound impact in shaping young minds and fostering inclusive, safe spaces where everyone's voice is heard and valued. ๐Ÿ“–

โ€œI am reminded of the Native American saying 'When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realise that we cannot eat money.' It's from the elders that you get wisdom. But it all feels different to me now - there is a dislocation of spirit, a disconnect from the old story. Not just for blackfellas, but all of us.โ€ - Uncle Archie Roach (Gunditjmara and Bundjalung)

Source: 'Tell Me Why' by Archie Roach
We love seeing young mob thrive! โœจ The Singing Our Futures program was established by the Archie Roach Foundation in collaboration with Culture is Life. ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿพ

It has evolved from the rich legacy left behind by Uncle Archie Roach, one of storytelling, truth-telling and healing through music, as well as his passion for nurturing and creating pathways for emerging First Nations artists. โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน

It was a deadly full circle moment to have one of the 2023 Singing Our Futures artists, Canisha, perform at our Fullaship Program Graduation 2023. Such a beautiful set and we can't wait to see where her journey leads. ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

#Fullaship #ArchieRoach #SingingOurFutures
"It's really important for teachers to be actively anti-racist." - Adam Brodie-McKenzie, Humanities Teacher and University Lecturer.

Itโ€™s important for teachers to be creating change in their schools, making it safer for all Australian students. How do you teach anti-racism in your school?

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#TheAustralianWars #HealOurHistory #Education 

๐ŸŽฌ Series by @blackfellafilms 
๐Ÿ“บ Watch #TheAustralianWars on @sbs_australia 
โค๏ธ In partnership with @blackfellafilms and @sharkislandinstitute
๐Ÿ“ธ  Photo by Sulaiman Enayatzada aka @lazyfairr
Today, we stand in solidarity, remembering the courage and sacrifice of our Ancestors and all who have served. On Anzac Day, we honor their resilience and commitment to protecting our lands. Lest we forget. ๐ŸŒบ
#Australia #AnzacDay #LestWeForget