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Addressing reconciliation in a school setting

By Jan Poona

Issue 94, Term 3 2015

what the numbers mean.For many years, therefore, SCIS has been in a position of great influence over teachers and school children in relation to how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are viewed. Just by use of subject heading words such as 'legends' (Abridged DDC, 2004) or 'folklore' an

Following @IndigenousX

By Michael Jongen

Issue 90, Term 3 2014

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. - Christopher McCandless Twitter is an engaging way for teachers to hear a diverse range of authentic Aboriginal

BlackWords: celebrating writers and storytellers

By Dr Anita Heiss

Issue 90, Term 3 2014

ature and literary production. The Calendar of Events is one of the most useful resources on BlackWords. Many of the significant dates post-1788 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the subjects of some of the writing or author records listed in the BlackWords dataset. By tracing k

School library spotlight: One Arm Point Remote Community School

By Mel Rowsell

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

What is your job title, and what does your role entail? I am Mel, Library Officer at One Arm Point Remote Community School (OAP RCS). This small school of around 130 students is on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula in WA. When I first started working at the school, the library consisted of a few half

How an old book created a commitment to better represent First Nations Australians

By Kerry Klimm, Dale Robertson

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

A mother’s anger: Kerry Klimm When my 8-year-old showed me his library book, I knew immediately from the cover it wasn’t going to be positive. I flicked through the pages and was disturbed at what I saw. It took me back to my childhood – growing up in the ‘80s learning about ‘The Aborigines’, define