Indigenous Education

Schools theme page

The Schools theme page includes topics of: Dreaming, Indigenous culture, Indigenous history, Reconciliation, Sorry resources, Stolen generations, and Land rights.

Indigenous books and films

Check out our two new Indigenous theme pages:  books by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors, and Indigenous films 

The Little Red Yellow Black Site

'The Little Red, Yellow, Black Book: An introduction to Indigenous Australia' was developed by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) to provide an entry-point to Indigenous culture and history for everyone. When used as a teaching resource, the book introduces almost all areas required for study in secondary Indigenous Studies curricula throughout Australia, as well as large parts of Australian History and SOSE.

The Little Red, Yellow, Black website provides information about each theme, as well as free downloads of print and audiovisual material and other links and resources. Teachers' notes are available under 'Educational resources'.

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Australian Human Rights Commission has published an online Community Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The guide aims to bring the Declaration to life by highlighting existing examples of Indigenous peoples' rights in action. There is also a shorter overview, and a poster, available to download.



Indigenous education news

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  • Support for up-and-coming Indigenous researchers
    • Indigenous Australian researchers and research students can join a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researchers' Network which will help them seize more research opportunities and advance their research in a supportive environment. Ministerial media release, 25 May 2011
  • National Reconciliation Week begins
    • The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, marked the start of National Reconciliation Week by talking with Narrabundah College students in Canberra about constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians. FAHCSIA Media release, 25 May 2011
  • 40 Indigenous Australians train for jobs in Queensland's meat industry
    • Indigenous Queenslanders will have the opportunity to train and work in the meat industry thanks to the Australian Government's Indigenous Employment Program. Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development Mark Arbib and Member for Blair Shayne Neumann said 40 Indigenous people would receive pre-employment training and jobs over the next 12 months at Dinmore and across regional Queensland. DEEWR Media release, 25 May 2011

Indigenous quicklinks

Postgraduate Scholarships

Jointly published by the Aurora Project and the Charlie Perkins Trust for Children & Students, The Indigenous students' guide to postgraduate scholarships in Australia and overseas includes over 120 postgraduate scholarships across all disciplines, including architecture, business, education, engineering, government, health, humanities, information technology, law and the arts.