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The 46th Anniversary of the Raising of the Aboriginal Flag

The 46th Anniversary of the Raising of the Aboriginal Flag

July 12, 2017

Did you know on this day in 1971 was first flown? It wasn’t until 1995 that it and the Torres Strait Islander flag were recognised as a ‘Flag of Australia’ by the Australian Government.           The... More

NAIDOC Week- Aboriginal English

NAIDOC Week- Aboriginal English

On the fifth day of NAIDOC week we celebrate Aboriginal English. For those Aboriginal people whose traditional language no longer survive or are no longer strong, Aboriginal English plays an important role in our Aboriginal identity. Even those of us... More

NAIDOC Week- Aboriginal words we use everyday

NAIDOC Week- Aboriginal words we use everyday

On the fourth day of NAIDOC we celebrate the Aboriginal words that have become part of the Standard Australian English. Yakka (as in hard yakka= work) Billabong (water hole) Willy willy (dust cloud) Yabba (talk) Moola (money) Bung (dead/broken) Many... More

NAIDOC Week- Aboriginal Language Map

NAIDOC Week- Aboriginal Language Map

Can you believe it is day three of NAIDOC week? To celebrate today I will share with you the Aboriginal language map…(you can find: interactive map here and downloadable map click here). How amazing is that? Over 250+ languages with... More

NAIDOC Week- Benefits of bilingualism

NAIDOC Week- Benefits of bilingualism

To help celebrate the second day of NAIDOC week (2nd July-9th July) I want to share with you some of the benefits of knowing more than one language. For all you mob who might speak two or more languages, or for all you mob... More

Our languages matter: Jaru/Kija

Our languages matter: Jaru/Kija

To celebrate the first day of NAIDOC week (July 2-9), our strength and culture, I would like to share with you some Jaru and Kija words from my mob up in the Kimberley. Kural- mother Wanyanyakim- children Gungayi/jaja/ojoo- grandmother/grandfather/grandparents Nupper- water... More

Prepare your NAIDOC week celebrations

Prepare your NAIDOC week celebrations

NAIDOC week is only a week away… if you haven’t thought about how you will celebrate and reflect on this years theme “Our Languages Matter” here are the top 10 ideas from http://www.naidoc.org.au/celebrating-naidoc-week/ : Listen to Indigenous musicians or watch a movie about... More

Deadly Reads- Grace Beside Me

Deadly Reads- Grace Beside Me

Told in the conversational first-person voice of Aboriginal teenager, Fuzzy Mac, Grace Beside Me by Sue McPherson shined a light on the life of Aboriginal children and teens who live with their grandparents- the old school ways, the old school... More

Writing Prompts- By you, for you!

Writing Prompts- By you, for you!

We asked the awesome mob down at Surf Coast Secondary College for some writing ideas… who could have guessed what they would come up with! You guys rock! “Two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead”- Molly-Rose,... More

Street Stories- On the street with Calariah

Street Stories- On the street with Calariah

On the street with this deadly 17 year old! We yarned with this Derby chick, Calariah, to find out all that made her tick! 1. Where are you from? How did you learn about your heritage? I’m from a small town called Derby,... More

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