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ABC Radio National - Sharing our Stories. Awaye!

ABC Radio National - Sharing our Stories

Presents six Aboriginal dreaming stories. These stories are told to children to teach them about their ancestors, the spirit world and their place in that world. These six stories from Northern Australia tell of creatures such as mermaids, devil-devils, whistle ducks and blue-tongue lizards. Each story is both sung in a song cycle and spoken by traditional storytellers and in some stories associated song cycles are shared.

Calendar. Dreamtime, Stories and Songlines - Markets - Tourism Australia. Aboriginal Australians have developed and are bound by highly complex belief systems that interconnect the land, spirituality, law, social life and care of the environment.

Dreamtime, Stories and Songlines - Markets - Tourism Australia

The terms Dreamtime, Dreaming and Songlines are regularly used and interchanged to describe these important elements of Aboriginal cultures. The Dreamtime is the period of creation when the world was a featureless void where ancestral spirits in human and other life forms emerged from the earth and the sky creating all living things and the landscape we see today. All Aboriginal people have a common belief in the creation or Dreaming, which is a time when the ancestral beings travelled across the country creating the natural world and making laws and customs for Aboriginal people to live by. The Dreaming ancestors take the form of humans, animals or natural features in the landscape.

Tiwi Elder, NTTC Experience Aboriginal Culture in Australia’s Northern Territory, 1997 Bill Harney, Wardaman Elder, 2009. Books – Noongar Boodjar Language Cultural Aboriginal Corporation. This book contains six Wadjak stories composed by Theresa Walley and illustrated by herself, her daughter Cheryl Martin and granddaughter Biara Martin.

Books – Noongar Boodjar Language Cultural Aboriginal Corporation

Yok Waakarl wer Yondok – Rainbow Serpent and Crocodile, tells of the creation of the rivers, lakes and waterholes is Wadjak country. It is a story of romance and courage as the mother Rainbow Serpent fights the crocodile from the north to protect Noongar Country. Many Noongar place names are included in this story as we travel with the Waakarl on her journey through Wadjak country. Joondia Jili Jili was a beautiful woman who tried to protect children from the evil magic man. Joondia Jili Jili threw the children into the sky to protect them and they transformed into the beautiful milky-way. Noompat wer Karda – The Numbat and The Racehorse Goanna were two friends; well that was before they wanted to dress-up and show off their teenage colours.

Koodjal Nop is a tale of what can happen when disobedient boys don’t obey their elders. Reviving Australian Aboriginal languages. 00:00:00:00LORENA ALLAM:Linguists and Aboriginal people have to work together to revive languages, but it's an uneasy relationship.

Reviving Australian Aboriginal languages

Even their definitions are different. Linguists might call a language 'dead', but Aboriginal people say it's 'sleeping'. Some linguists shudder at language engineering where people 'make up' or borrow a word from another language group if their own cannot be found. But Aboriginal people say it's necessary to modernise their languages so they can be spoken again.

Dr Rob Amery is a linguist at the University of Adelaide, and he works with the Kaurna Warra Pintyandi language group. Narragunnawali Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning. Program development Launched in 2015, Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning is a program designed for Australian early learning, primary and secondary schools, in particular the teachers and educators within these settings.

Narragunnawali Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning

Narragunnawali was designed/developed over a two year period (2011-2013), following a number of years of scoping and is informed by a strong program logic. Reconciliation Australia engaged in wide consultation with both industry experts and stakeholders. We have worked with education providers and organisations in each State and Territory to develop a program that doesn’t duplicate or replicate any of the great work that is being done to build reconciliation across the country.

Key stakeholders include Indigenous Education Consultative Bodies, the Government, Catholic and Independent school sectors and of course teachers, parents and students. Reconciliation Australia. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Move your cursor over any area of the map to reveal the 'magnifying glass' circle.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Scroll your mouse wheel to zoom in or out within the magnifying circle. On touch screens, tap once on the screen to show the magnifying circle. Then, keep your finger on the screen and move the circle around to show the zoomed in map. For thousands of years, the original inhabitants of Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples occupied the lands with very different boundaries than today, centred on intimate cultural relationships with the land and sea.

“It’s my fathers land, my grandfather’s land, my grandmothers land. The map is an attempt to represent all the language, tribal or nation groups of the Aboriginal people of Australia. Stolen Generations History - National Sorry Day Committee. Who were the Stolen Generations?

Stolen Generations History - National Sorry Day Committee

The term Stolen Generations describes the many Aboriginal – and some Torres Strait Islander – people who were forcibly removed from their families as children by past Australian Federal, State and Territory government agencies, and church missions, from the late 1800s to the 1970s. These removals were carried out under acts of their respective parliaments, and the children removed were sent either to institutions or adopted by non-Indigenous families. Kaartdijin Noongar. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.