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AESA Home | AC History Units First Australians | Sections | Share Our Pride Local people may have a preference for how they are described, for example at a function or event. If you’re not sure of a person’s particular language group and can’t find out, it’s usually okay to simply acknowledge them as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. The easiest way to find out is to ask the person themselves – they will see this as showing respect and they’ll appreciate it. Connection with country is crucial to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Usually a ‘Welcome to Country’ will occur at the beginning of any major public meeting. An ‘Acknowledgment of Country’ can be done by any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians that are not traditional owners of the country you are meeting on, or by non-Indigenous Australians. Acknowledgements can be done at the beginning of any meeting. Acknowledge the traditional owners/custodians.Pay respect to their Elders past and present.

Mapping - Contour Education Education for Sustainability AESA Defining Primary and Secondary Sources - Toolkit - The Learning Centre Archived Content This archived Web page remains online for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. This page will not be altered or updated. Web pages that are archived on the Internet are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats of this page on the Contact Us page. Toolkit Defining Primary and Secondary Sources By Michael Eamon, historian and archivist, Library and Archives Canada Primary Sources Secondary Sources When Is a Primary Source Not a Primary Source? Libraries and archives hold objects, like documents and books, which help us to find out what happened in the past. Primary and secondary sources, when used together, help us to understand people, ideas and events from the past. Primary Sources People use original, first-hand accounts as building blocks to create stories from the past. All of the following can be primary sources: Secondary Sources C.W. What do you think?

Stradbroke Dreamtime - Reading Australia Publisher's synopsis Stradbroke Dreamtime is a collection of 27 short stories, ideal for reading in class, from acclaimed Aboriginal author Oodgeroo. The stories are traditional Aboriginal tales from Stradbroke Island, the Tambourine Mountains and from the Old and New dreamtime. A bright, beautiful and unique colour illustrated book, paired with Dreamtime tales just for younger readers. Awards Winner 1994 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award About the author On 3 November 1920, Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska was born on North Stradbroke, an island in Moreton Bay about 30 kilometres east of Brisbane, and the home of the Noonuccal tribe. Kath married Bruce Walker, a waterside worker in Brisbane, and had two sons, Denis and Vivian. In 1964 her first volume of verse and the first by an Australian Aborigine, We Are Going, was published (with the encouragement of Judith Wright and the aid of a Commonwealth Literary Fund) by The jacaranda Press. The eighties also saw further travel.

Walking on Country With Spirits Located on the eastern shore of Australia’s tropical north, Shipton’s Flat is home to Marilyn, a Kuku Nyungkal Aboriginal woman, and her family. She has been living here the ancestral way — far removed from the services and conveniences of modern life. Like her ancestors before her, Marilyn walks through the Nyungkal bubu, the Nyungkal’s country, acknowledging and conversing with the spirit beings around her. She greets the spirit of the flowing stream that provides her family with freshwater, the spirits of her mother, father and grandparents that cared for the country before her, the spirits of her ancestors that have been formed into rocks, and the spirits of the trees and animal life around her that lend shade and sustenance. A change in the weather Marilyn has observed that the seasons are getting hotter. Marilyn feels that the “country is transforming, food is disappearing. What does it mean? “There will be nothing left because it is getting hotter,” Marilyn worries. What should we do?

Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) Skip to main content Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) About AuSSi The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) is a partnership of the Australian Government and the states and territories that seeks to support schools and their communities to become sustainable. AuSSI engages participants in a whole-of-school approach, to explore through real-life learning experiences, improvements in a school's management of resources and facilities including energy, waste, water, biodiversity, landscape design, products and materials. The Initiative's vision is for all Australian schools and their communities to be sustainable. News and events For news and information about AuSSI in your local area, please visit your state/territory AuSSI website. Become an AuSSI School How to register as an AuSSI school. Publications and resources Books and reports Evaluation reports Case studies Glossary Glossary and useful terms

drs2aboriginaldreaming.pdf Sea level rise in Kowanyama Qld “When that whole ocean comes and rises up, where are we going to go?” ponders Inherkowinginambana, a Kunjen elder from Kowanyama, a coastal Aboriginal community in tropical Queensland, Australia. “Every year it (the tide) comes in, it goes a bit further up….once it hits the swamps, that will kill all the plant life, and the waterways,” adds an Aboriginal ranger who works with local elders to protect Aboriginal country and culture. These tidal changes are not unique to Australia. Global climate change is increasing sea level worldwide. Historically, scientists have documented a wide fluctuation in sea level rise. So how does climatic warming lead to sea level change? Research has shown that thermal expansion of sea water is the leading contributor to sea level change. As the temperature increases, the ocean warms, causing water to expand and the sea level to rise; similar to what happens when bottled water is left out in the heat. The Kowanyama people Dreaming stories Links Kowanyama community