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Indigenous Australians: Overview

Senior School topic guide supporting the Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum priority of Indigenous Understanding

Source: Black, S. (2020).

Referencing Notice Don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For help see the Junior School or Senior School referencing guides, and / or CiteMaker.
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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

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Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

Indigenous Australians | Overview: Keywords

Level 1Keywords
Please try to use the correct terms when writing about indigenous Australians. Use of wrong, or out-of-date, terms can cause offense to Indigenous Australians.

Aboriginal, Country, Dreaming, Elders; First Nations; Indigenous Australians; Mob; NAIDOC; Reconciliation; Songlines, Sorry Day; Stolen Generations; Torres Strait Islander; Traditional custodians

Indigenous Australians | Overview: Articles

Level 1Articles

Level 2

Indigenous Australians | Overview: eBooks

Level 1 resourceUsing eBooks off campus help and instructionsClick on the following book covers to place a hold in the library catalogue or access the book online. If prompted, sign in with your School mConnect user name and password.

Level 3 resource

Indigenous Australians | Overview: Online resources

Level 1 resourceWeb sites

Level 2 resource

Indigenous Australians | Overview: Videos

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view these video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: NowThis World (2015) or (NowThis World, 2015)
Bibliography / Reference list: NowThis World (2015). Who Are Australia's Aboriginal People?, [eVideo]. https://youtu.be/bpAS5f4TjNw

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Deadly Questions (2018) or (Deadly Questions, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Deadly Questions (2018). Why is self-determination important to Aboriginal people?, [eVideo]. https://youtu.be/f3_Dv5Kl1Ao

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: IndigenousGovAu (2018) or (IndigenousGovAu, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: IndigenousGovAu (2018). What will a Treaty mean for Victorians?, [eVideo]. https://youtu.be/KCVLREmW1VA

Level 3 resource

In May 2017, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, coming from all points of the southern sky, made the Uluru Statement From The Heart. Building on decades of activism in pursuit of constitutional reform and self-determination, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples reached out to the nation in a heartful effort to create a movement for a better future. An experienced independent management consultant, Dean has worked across the public, corporate, not-for-profit and political sectors... Dean is from the Quandamooka peoples from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) in Queensland. He was involved in the negotiations leading to a Native Title determination in 2011 and continues to work with his community on this journey. (TEDxCanberra, 2018)

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Parkin (2018) or (Parkin , 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Parkin, D. (2018). The Uluru Statement From The Heart - an idea whose time has come, [eVideo]. https://youtu.be/xB-31jD4XcA

Tui can only speak for herself. Join her as she gives her perspective on growing up as an Aboriginal person in city and country Western Australia. In her talk, she will share humorous anecdotes which touch on beauty, identity and language. Tui is a UWA Alumni and Aboriginal cultural advisor. Educated with part-time studies in the school of hard knocks, her list of work experience can be described as a "Jack of all trades" which includes: administrative investigator, observational evidence gatherer, project officer, Indigenous policymaker, artist, carpenter and cocktail maker. She is also a linguist-in-training and although she is a frustrated linguaphile who speaks only one language fluently, she has a passion for all languages and keeping home languages alive.(Raven, 2018)

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.

In text reference / citation: Raven (2018) or (Raven, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Raven, T., (2018). What Is It Like To Be Aboriginal? [eVideo] TEDxUWA. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/9y1T3JfzRGE

Indigenous Australians | Overview: Curriculum alignment

Conceptual framework for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures priority This LibGuide directly supports OI.1 through to OI.9 as documented in the Victorian Curriculum and the Australian curriculum. See also the Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture from the Victorian Department of education and training.

Country/Place
  • OI.1 Australia has two distinct Indigenous groups: Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and within those groups there is significant diversity.
  • OI.2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities maintain a special connection to and responsibility for Country/Place.
  • OI.3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have holistic belief systems and are spiritually and intellectually connected to the land, sea, sky and waterways.
Culture
  • OI.4 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies have many Language Groups.
  • OI.5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ ways of life are uniquely expressed through ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing.
  • OI.6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples live in Australia as first peoples of Country or Place and demonstrate resilience in responding to historic and contemporary impacts of colonisation.
People
  • OI.7 The broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies encompass a diversity of nations across Australia.
  • OI.8 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' family and kinship structures are strong and sophisticated.
  • OI.9 The significant contributions of Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the present and past are acknowledged locally, nationally and globally.

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