Amongst the struggles between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians are stories of reconciliation. These stories are an important part of Australian history as they teach us to be open-minded and friendships can stem between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The way I plan on including Indigenous Australian histories and doing it justice is to plan history lessons solely on the history of Indigenous Australians. I feel that through this approach students will develop a better understanding and a clearer picture of Australian history if there are lessons dedicated to the history of Indigenous
Implications for Essay: Hollinsworth presents a view of historic and contemporary racism within Australia, stating racism as one of the factors contributing towards low literacy rates within indigenous communities. This article will support the final essay in relation to the view of racism within Australian political, societal and educational spheres and how these issues affect the welfare of indigenous
Social workers working with families from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse should have the ability to work effectively work with individuals of different cultural ethnic background. As stated in (AASW Code of ethics 2010) 5.1.2 argues human service workers must work effectively with clients of different cultural ethnicity to be familiar with the client’s cultural background and to acknowledge the consequence of the culture within their practices. In relation to this topic social workers on the other hand must apply 5.1.1 Respect for human dignity and worth social workers urge to value the unique cultural knowledge and skills, different knowledge system, history, lived experience and community relationships of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and take these into account in the making of decisions. Child protection workers are tasked with prioritizing and facilitating safe, secure and preferably, long-term care arrangements for children and adolescents living within the child protection
Identity, Culture & Stereotypes Identity is important to everyone in the world so you know who you are, where you from and your culture and history. As Hoy Linda Burney mentioned (Awaken, 2014): “Identity is not about the way you look. It’s how you feel, how you connect to the country. It’s the way we treat each other as Aboriginal people and protect our history, our strength and our pride.” I think Indigenous students need to know their identity and culture so they do not feel confused about where they from and they know their culture is broad and profound. As a future teacher, it is significant to demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of students
http://det.wa.edu.au/aboriginaleducation/theme/carnelian/detcms/navigation/teaching-and-learning/aieo-guidelines/aieo-program-teachers/cultural-awareness/ Strategies that enhance the ability to be culturally safe include: • reflecting on one’s own culture, attitudes and beliefs about ‘others’ • clear, value free, open and respectful
With this idea, the word, survivance, describes the situation very clearly, to be surviving in a different learning education as they strive for resistance towards the acculturation in the dominant system. I particularly agreed with the authors’ argument about blending cultural and academic knowledge (McKinley & Brayboy, 2005, p. 435). I think it is institution’s responsibility to respect their cultural knowledge but also provide appropriate academic knowledge, relative to Indigenous students to be able to actively engage in reciprocal learning with their cultural knowledge, which, then, adds value to their survivance practice. I find that this piece opened up a new way of looking at the challenges which Indigenous students encounter and the ways to move forward with the situation through changing the perception of education not only from Indigenous students, but also from the perspectives of non-Aboriginal members in institutions by providing a way to
The use of logical evidence from the collection of testimonials made by former residential school students is an effective way to aid the persuasion of a reader. Throughout “The History”, the author describes the memories of known First Nations peoples Frederic Ernest Koe, Marlene Kayseas, Lily Bruce and many others. In addition, the author quotes Vitaline Elsie Jenner’s use of ‘kaya nakasin’ (TRC, 2015, p.38) in describing her experience with residential school. The author’s example that contains the use native language reaffirms his credibility and detailed knowledge of the
This study “focussed on the expectations of education as a treaty right by the original signatories and the current divergent understandings” (Carr-Stewart). These requirements of the treaty include educational services for students that provide First Nations people with the knowledge and skills necessary to prosper in the community. With this, Indigenous and Northern Affairs fund status First Nations or people who are recognized by the federal government as Aboriginal for post-secondary education. Canada’s obligation of maintaining the rights of the Aboriginal people not only provide educational opportunities to all citizens in Canada, but present the country's willingness to make up for past
This study “focussed on the expectations of education as a treaty right by the original signatories and the current divergent understandings” (Carr-Stewart). These requirements of the treaty include educational services for students that provide First Nations people with the knowledge and skills necessary to prosper in the community. With this, Indigenous and Northern Affairs fund status First Nations or people who are recognized by the federal government as Aboriginal for post-secondary education. Canada’s obligation of maintaining the rights of the Aboriginal people not only provide educational opportunities to all citizens in Canada, but present the country 's willingness to make up for past
The current Australian flag does not represent us in the modern world, is a true statement for three main reasons.The flag lacks not only the ability to define us as a unique nation but is unidentifiable to others on the world stage. The reconciliation flag should be our flag as it involves symbols that recognises the multicultural background and the Indigenous people. Which flag symbolizes us as Australian citizens better? The reconciliation flag is a flag that successfully symbolizes a spirit of reconciliation and recognizes Australia 's heritage. Reconciliation is achieved in this flag by the successful use of Aboriginal and European colours.
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) pays particular attention to cultural competence in working with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as discussed in question 9. Research from the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) found it is critical for non-Aboriginal staff to be aware of how to engage and support all cultures, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, as services are more effective for Aboriginal
Thus acknowledging a shared history is important because it allows Aboriginals to identify with their culture and intern feel a sense of security and belonging, which was absent during the stolen generation. References Beresford, Q. (2006). Rob riley: An aboriginal leader 's quest for justice. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.
Through exploring Aboriginal symbols and art children will be able to strengthen Aboriginal perspectives and Aboriginal knowledge in a creative and expressive way. According to EYLF, children’s different ways of connectedness with people, country and communities helps them to develop sense of identity and experiencing respectful relationships, strengthens their interest and skills, over the time this learning transforms the ways they interact with others (DEEWR,
Week ones study was focused on the Aboriginal Acknowledgement of Country and the Indigenous terms of reference. These are two very important topics as they focus on the interaction between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians, fostering a relationship a relationship of trust, respect and understanding. A proper understanding of the Aboriginal Terms of Reference is an integral tool for an aspiring teacher such as myself. They encompass the cultural knowledge, understanding and experiences that are at the center of the Indigenous culture (Oxenham, 1999). It is important to have an understanding of the background of any child that you are trying to educate, but it is especially important to establish a relationship with children who have
There are many strategies to show respect and understanding of an Indigenous co-worker’s culture and traditional ways of life. It’s important to firstly be aware of what is culturally appropriate for the specific work place example: if it’s a child care centre is the Indigenous community being recognised? Is there information on community events? Is the worker’s personal life respected and understood that they may need extra time of/ on work? It is important to understand the impacts of Aboriginal and Torres strait islander person’s experiences both young and old and work out ways of respecting and working with one another appropriately.