Links

These websites are trusted resources on Indigenous Knowledge and are recommended for use by educators and students.

ABC Open

Mother Tongue Project: sharing stories about Indigenous language from around Australia

https://open.abc.net.au/explore?projectId=95

Aboriginal Astronomy

“Indigenous astronomy” is the first astronomy – the astronomy that existed long before the Babylonians, Greeks, the Renaissance, and the Enlightenment. This website explores the many aspects of Indigenous Astronomy in Australia. Learn how Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities perceive various types astronomical phenomena, how elders read the stars, or watch videos of animations, dances, and songs related to the stars. You can find educational curricula, information about degree programs, and learn about the generation of Aboriginal students studying astrophysics who are quickly becoming the new faces and voices of this work.

http://www.aboriginalastronomy.com.au

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is a world-renowned research, collections and publishing organisation. We promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, languages and stories, past and present.

https://aiatsis.gov.au/

AUSTLANG

Austlang provides information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages which has been assembled from a number of referenced sources.

https://collection.aiatsis.gov.au/austlang/search

First Australians

First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people. First Australians explores what unfolds when the oldest living culture in the world is overrun by the world's greatest empire.

http://www.sbs.com.au/firstaustralians/

Healing Foundation

The Healing Foundation’s Stolen Generations Resource Kit for Teachers and Students has been created to educate young people about the Stolen Generations. It makes it easy for school communities to start the conversation and inform classroom discussions using facts, real examples and stories.

http://healingfoundation.org.au/schools./

Living Knowledge Place

The Living Knowledge Place is a community based education site that showcases living knowledge content for education and wellbeing purposes. Developed from Indigenous teaching methods and practices, the site is based on the community being the content. The aim is to create education material that is relevant to the aspirations and challenges of our people and environment and create more opportunities towards our children future.

http://www.livingknowledgeplace.com.au

NAIDOC

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

Teaching resources relate directly to supporting teachers in addressing The Australian Curriculum: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture cross-curriculum priority.

https://www.naidoc.org.au/resources/teaching-guides

Narragunnawali (Reconciliation Australia)

Narragunnawali supports all schools and early learning services in Australia to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

https://www.narragunnawali.org.au/about

Twelve Canoes

Twelve Canoes is a website and DVD presentation of twelve linked short audio-visual pieces, some companion short videos to these twelve stories, 120 photographs and art pieces, and music files, that together paint a compelling portrait of the people, history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Videos are available in English and Yolgnu, and a study guide is available and can be used for several learning areas.

http://www.12canoes.com.au/

If you know of a resource that you think should be considered for this list, please contact us at indigenous-studies@unimelb.edu.au

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The development of these resources was funded through an Australian Government initiative delivered by the University of Melbourne's Indigenous Studies Unit. The resources include the views, opinions and representations of third parties, and do not represent the views of the Australian Government. They have been developed as a proof of concept to progress the inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content in Australian classrooms. In drawing on the material, users should consider the relevance and suitability to their particular circumstances and purposes.