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NAIDOC Week in Cumberland 2020

Always Was, Always Will Be.
2020 National NAIDOC logo

Celebrate NAIDOC Week from 8 to 15 November 2020

This year, NAIDOC Week celebrates and honours our First People with Always Was, Always Will Be. Recognising that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65 thousand years, and that we are spiritually and culturally connected to this country.

The theme invites all Australians to embrace the true history of our country – a history which dates back thousands of generations.

As part of NAIDOC week, there will be a range of different programs and activities on offer. All programs are FREE unless otherwise advised.

Always Was. Always will Be.

NAIDOC Week at Cumberland City Libraries

Cumberland City Libraries are celebrating NAIDOC week by offering free activities for all. Stop in and check them out. Please see Council’s Library page on Library opening times.

Local Events

Join us this November for NAIDOC Week in Cumberland with a range of different programs and activities celebrating our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture.

Educational Resources

Looking for an educational activity or would you like to learn more about NAIDOC Week 2020, Always Was, Always Will Be? Take a look at the many links below and find some great resources at your fingertips.

Primary Schools

Bring Them Home (PAID)

Australian Curriculum linked resources have been designed to support teachers to help students understand the effects of the forces removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from their families, communities and country. Grade 6

Early Childhood Resources Hub (FREE)

A collection of resources relevant to Early Year teaching.

Koori Curriculum (PAID)

Consultancy service

ABC Education (FREE)

Nearly 200 free resources about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture in this collection. Choose from videos, audio clips and footage from the ABC archives that relate to history, geography, science, English, technologies and the arts. Grades K-6

BOSTES (FREE)

Links to units, Background Sheets and Visual Texts. Grades K-6

Narragunnawali (FREE)

Online collection of lessons across various topic areas. Grades K-6

Crackerjack Education (PAID)

Various resources including lessons and short programs of study. Grades K-6

Behind the News (FREE)

Collection of resources about Indigenous culture, including Indigenous recognition, the call for a treaty, the history of the Aboriginal flag, discrimination, the apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples, Aboriginal Anzacs and much more. Grades 3-6

Indigenous Weather (FREE)

Access to information on Indigenous seasons, using a map of Australia with hyperlinks to the corresponding seasonal calendars for given regions.

AECG (PAID)

Various resources including lessons and short programs of study. Grades K-6

Gambay: a map of Australia’s first languages (FREE)

First Languages Australia in partnership with local language centres across Australia have developed an interactive map to display and promote the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Grades 3-6

Japingka Aboriginal Art (FREE)

Australian Aboriginal art education and teacher resources. Grades K-6

Modern Teaching Aides (PAID)

Encourage understanding about Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Includes dolls, pillows, floor mats, posters, games and puzzles. Create a multicultural environment.

Bangarra Dance (FREE)

Resources associated with various dance productions by Australia’s Bangarra Dance Theatre Grades 2-6

Language of Belonging (PAID)

A multi-platform education resource based on the groundbreaking Indigenous animation Wadu Matyidi. Designed specifically for Primary-aged students, this diverse learning program explores Adnyamathanha language, culture, stories and traditions, encouraging students to develop their own portfolio and cultural understanding. Grades K-6

Wingaru Education (PAID)

Online collection of lessons across various topic areas.

Indij Readers (PAID)

‘Indij Readers For Big Fullas and Little Fullas’ is a collection of literacy acquisition classroom stories, accompanying teachers’ guides, other support materials. Grades K-6

Little J and Big Cuz (PAID)

The Little J & Big Cuz education resources provide support for Early Years educators with ideas and options for including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander knowledge, understanding and skills in their teaching and learning programs. Grades K-2

Secondary Schools

ABC Education (FREE)

Nearly 200 free resources about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture in this collection. Choose from videos, audio clips and footage from the ABC archives that relate to history, geography, science, English, technologies and the arts. Grades 7-12

BOSTES (FREE)

Links to units, Background Sheets and Visual Texts. Grades 7-12

Dust Echoes (FREE)

A series of twelve beautifully animated Dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land and associated learning activities. Grades: 7-10

First Contact (FREE)

Take the discussion from the TV screen into the classroom with short clips from the series and curriculum linked activities. History, English & Media Grades: 9-12

Healing Foundation – Learn about the Stolen Generation (FREE)

Developed with Stolen Generations members, teachers, parents and curriculum writers, the Healing Foundation resources aim to promote greater understanding about an often-overlooked part of Australia’s history in a safe and age-appropriate way. The resource kit includes professional learning tools for teachers, along with suggested lesson plans that have been mapped to the Australian Curriculum History, English, HSIE. Grades 7-12

Art and Soul (FREE)

In this three-part documentary series, Hetti Perkins takes us on a personal journey into the world of Aboriginal art. Visual arts, Civics and citizenship, Indigenous Studies, History. Grades 7-12

Australians Together Curriculum Resources (FREE)

A free collection of resources promoting Reconciliation. Grades 9-10

Museum in a Box (PAID)

The Australian museum offers loans of ‘boxes’ with items and associated learning activities. Grades: 7-12

WA DET Aboriginal Lesson Plans (FREE)

00 sample lesson plans that feature an Aboriginal context in all phases of schooling and in all learning areas. Western Australia based. Grades 7-12

Stolen Generation Testimonials (FREE)

A collection of testimonials by survivors of the Stolen Generations. Grades 7-12

NAIDOC Week Teaching Guides (FREE)

Teachers guides associated with various NAIDOC themes. Grade 7-12

Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (PAID)

AECG have a range of resources upon various topics for a small fee. Grades 7-12. Torres Strait Islander culture. Includes dolls, pillows, floor mats, posters, games and puzzles. Create a multicultural environment

Bringing Them Home (FREE)

Australian Curriculum linked resources have been designed to support teachers to help students understand the effects of the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from their families, communities and Country

In My Blood It Runs film screening (FREE)

Free virtual film screening and associated teaching resources. Grades 7-12

Narragunnawali Online Platform (FREE)

A free collection of resources promoting Reconciliation. Grades 9-10