Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies Year 11 - General: Curriculum outline
Understanding and valuing cultural diversity are key skills both for citizenship in contemporary multicultural Australia and for participation in an increasingly global community. The Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies General course is intended to equip students with the knowledge, skills and values to be active citizens at the local, national and global levels.
This unit enables students to develop their understanding of the concept of culture and of Australia’s First Nations Peoples as being the oldest living continuous cultures in the world.
This unit enables students to explore the distinctiveness and diversity of Australian First Nations Peoples’ cultural expressions.
Connection to Country
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Source: Stewart, L. (2019, February 28). People and issues outside our big cities are diverse, but these priorities stand out. https://theconversation.com/people-and-issues-outside-our-big-cities-are-diverse-but-these-priorities-stand-out-110971
Source: Share Our Pride. (n.d.). Our culture. http://www.shareourpride.org.au/sections/our-culture/index.html
Oral and performance traditions
Dance competition held at the Sydney Opera house showcasing traditional customs, language and contemporary culture of First Nations dancers from around Australia.
Follows the Indigenous people of the Western Australian Pilbara's battle to preserve Australia's 40,000-year-old cultural heritage from the ravages of a booming mining industry. Filmmaker Tyson Mowarin shows the waves of industrialisation and development that threaten sites all over the region, and how he and the people of the Pilbara are fighting back by documenting the rock art, recording sacred sites and battling to get their unique cultural heritage recognised, digitised and celebrated.
People from the central Australian community of Yuendumu are facing traditional punishment.
[Q&A] panel discussed Ken Wyatt changing his mind on supporting The Voice, The Uluru Statement from the Heart, Indigenous suicide prevention, the "walk out" group, the Prime Minister outlining the next steps to take for Indigenous recognition, and “Invasion Day” to refer to Australia Day dividing Australia.
When the British invaded the Australian continent in 1788, it ended a way of life that had existed for more than fifty thousand years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
In 1788 Britain legally claimed Australia to be terra nullius - a law whereby Indigenous Australians could not sell or assign land. The move dispossessed hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of their land, culture and spiritual connections. It also sparked a battle that would continue through generations and shape what Australia is today.
An overview covering the coming of the Europeans, wars, massacres, disease and dispossession, missions, reserves, racism, population decline, stolen children, political activism, land rights, native title and culture.
How have Indigenous issues been told in Australian media and what is Indigenous content? Stan Grant hosts this forum on Cultural Intelligence, which brings together media practitioners, academics, politicians, community advocates and commentators, and asks who can and should tell Indigenous stories.
Podcast | Uncle Jack Charles on finding family
Uncle Jack Charles is known as many things – an Indigenous activist, a survivor of the Stolen Generation, a former addict and a brilliant actor. The story of his life has been told many times, through documentary, memoir and theatre. Now, he is going on an incredible journey of self-discovery for the SBS show ‘Who Do You Think You Are’, where he traces his ancestry and reconnects with living family members.
He speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about his life, career, and the impact of finding family.