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A collection of original and curated learning articles on culture, history and reconciliation.

Culture

Kinship Systems

Kinship is a term that is used to describe how people relate to one another in different cultures. In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, the concept of kinship is complex, and has wide implications in Indigenous life and social structure.
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Culture

'The Dreaming'

The 'Dreaming' or the 'Dreamtime' is an Indigenous-Australian oral history of the world and its creation.
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Reconciliation

Aboriginal, or Indigenous?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Indigenous, Aboriginal, Aborigine, Blackfella, First Nations or First Australians - what's the appropriate term?
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Culture

Connection to Country

Land is of great significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The living environment goes beyond physical elements, and is fundamental to our identity.
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History

Massacres

The history of massacres has often been silenced within Australia.
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History

Indigenous Languages

When you lose your language, a whole way of being, a whole cultural universe is lost forever.
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History

The Stolen Generations

The forced removal of children during the Stolen generations created significant grief and trauma for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, the impact of which is still being felt today.
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History

Knowledge and Sustainability

Architecture, land management, enterprise and the practice of astronomy, mathematics and physics existed long before Europeans settled.
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Culture

Diverse Aboriginal Identities

Culture, not colour, is the heart of Aboriginal identity
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Reconciliation

Deaths in Custody

25 years after the royal commission, we've gone backwards
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Reconciliation

Race Relations

To move forward on reconciliation, Australia must recognise it has a race relations problem
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History

Mabo and Native Title

Mabo challenged the authority of the Queensland government to claim not just sovereignty but also ownership of the land comprising their ancestral home.
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Culture

On Happiness

Happiness born of connectedness lifts up Aboriginal Australians
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Reconciliation

Australia Day

Australia day marks the beginning of a long and brutal colonisation of people and land
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History

The 1967 Referendum

Right wrongs, write Yes’: what was the 1967 referendum all about?
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Reconciliation

Acknowledgement of Country

Find out the difference between an Acknowledgement and Welcome to Country
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Culture

Death and Sorry Business

First Australians have a unique and complex process to overcome grief
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Culture

Caring for Country

Country is one of the most significant pillars of our identity, and caring and connecting with country ensures it is protected for future generations.
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History

Land Rights in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Aboriginal Land Rights Act (Northern Territory) 1976 gives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people back their land, and a say over land development.
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History

The Wave Hill Walk Off

The untold story behind the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off
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History

The Aboriginal Flag

Learn about the history of this flag, and what it means to Aboriginal people across Australia.
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Culture

Songlines

Songlines have been a prominent feature of Aboriginal cultures for over 60,000 years. Songlines explain the laws by which people have lived, and the origins of this country.
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History

The Torres Strait Islander Flag

Learn about this flag, and why it is an important symbol of unity and identity for Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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Reconciliation

The Barunga Statement and Agreement

The Barunga Statement called for self determination, a national system of land rights, compensation, an end to discrimination, respect for Aboriginal identity, and the granting of social, economic and cultural rights.
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History

Coniston Massacre

The Coniston Massacre was the last documented massacre in Australia. With over 60 Aboriginal people killed throughout the Central Desert region, it's left a mark on the lives of many people in Central Australia.
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Culture

Kinship Systems

Kinship is a term that is used to describe how people relate to one another in different cultures. In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, the concept of kinship is complex, and has wide implications in Indigenous life and social structure.
Learn More
Culture

'The Dreaming'

The 'Dreaming' or the 'Dreamtime' is an Indigenous-Australian oral history of the world and its creation.
Learn More
Culture

Connection to Country

Land is of great significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The living environment goes beyond physical elements, and is fundamental to our identity.
Learn More
Culture

Diverse Aboriginal Identities

Culture, not colour, is the heart of Aboriginal identity
Learn More
Culture

On Happiness

Happiness born of connectedness lifts up Aboriginal Australians
Learn More
Culture

Death and Sorry Business

First Australians have a unique and complex process to overcome grief
Learn More
Culture

Caring for Country

Country is one of the most significant pillars of our identity, and caring and connecting with country ensures it is protected for future generations.
Learn More
Culture

Songlines

Songlines have been a prominent feature of Aboriginal cultures for over 60,000 years. Songlines explain the laws by which people have lived, and the origins of this country.
Learn More
History

The Aboriginal Flag

Learn about the history of this flag, and what it means to Aboriginal people across Australia.
Learn More
History

Mabo and Native Title

Mabo challenged the authority of the Queensland government to claim not just sovereignty but also ownership of the land comprising their ancestral home.
Learn More
History

Massacres

The history of massacres has often been silenced within Australia.
Learn More
History

Knowledge and Sustainability

Architecture, land management, enterprise and the practice of astronomy, mathematics and physics existed long before Europeans settled.
Learn More
History

The Torres Strait Islander Flag

Learn about this flag, and why it is an important symbol of unity and identity for Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Learn More
History

The 1967 Referendum

Right wrongs, write Yes’: what was the 1967 referendum all about?
Learn More
History

Land Rights in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Aboriginal Land Rights Act (Northern Territory) 1976 gives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people back their land, and a say over land development.
Learn More
History

Coniston Massacre

The Coniston Massacre was the last documented massacre in Australia. With over 60 Aboriginal people killed throughout the Central Desert region, it's left a mark on the lives of many people in Central Australia.
Learn More
History

Indigenous Languages

When you lose your language, a whole way of being, a whole cultural universe is lost forever.
Learn More
History

The Wave Hill Walk Off

The untold story behind the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off
Learn More
History

The Stolen Generations

The forced removal of children during the Stolen generations created significant grief and trauma for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, the impact of which is still being felt today.
Learn More
Reconciliation

Acknowledgement of Country

Find out the difference between an Acknowledgement and Welcome to Country
Learn More
Reconciliation

The Barunga Statement and Agreement

The Barunga Statement called for self determination, a national system of land rights, compensation, an end to discrimination, respect for Aboriginal identity, and the granting of social, economic and cultural rights.
Learn More
Reconciliation

Race Relations

To move forward on reconciliation, Australia must recognise it has a race relations problem
Learn More
Reconciliation

Australia Day

Australia day marks the beginning of a long and brutal colonisation of people and land
Learn More
Reconciliation

Deaths in Custody

25 years after the royal commission, we've gone backwards
Learn More
Reconciliation

Aboriginal, or Indigenous?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Indigenous, Aboriginal, Aborigine, Blackfella, First Nations or First Australians - what's the appropriate term?
Learn More

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