Naidoc week – community bridge
Australia and her surrounding islands have been home to the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples for thousands of years before Europeans ever ventured here.
This is a list of resources to help us build better bridges with the traditional owners of the land on which we now live, work and play.
Start by opening one book or listening to one story:
OUR SISTER ORGANISATION
“To protect the health, human rights and fundamental freedoms that are significant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women through cultural preservation, health education and coalition building.”
Read books about community, culture and people:
Great Organisations Building Autonomy
The Cathy Freeman Foundation programs broaden horizons and supports Indigenous students to experience their full potential in school.
The Foundation acknowledges the strength and wisdom that lies within remote Indigenous communities. Our work demands strong and trusting partnerships with community, elders and school leaders. We partner with communities for the long haul, as we journey through the complexities of the work required to create social change.
The vision of the Cathy Freeman Foundation is simple but ambitious: An Australia where Indigenous and non-Indigenous children have the same education standards and opportunities in life.
Our vision is equity of opportunity
We are a national book industry charity dedicated to lifting literacy levels in remote Indigenous communities, so all children across Australia have the same choices and opportunities.
Australians open any formal gathering with a welcome to country or an aknowledgment of country. If you don’t already know, you can find out which people to aknowledge and how to educate yourself here.
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