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An Aboriginal Cultural Educator in every school

An Aboriginal Cultural Educator in every school

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To Education Ministers,

I'm signing this petition because every school in Australia will benefit greatly from two-way learning with a well-resourced, local, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Educator as part of the school's core teaching staff. 

I believe:

  1. Aboriginal history and culture should be core education - not optional

  2. Aboriginal people and communities should deliver this education

  3. By delivering this education it will help reconcile Australia's past and end racism

You have the power to inspire all Australian children to build a society grounded in Aboriginal ways of being, doing and knowing. You have the responsibility to move Australia closer towards Reconciliation and end racism through education. 

Please take action now.

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Our vision for education in Australia is for...

Our education system

To acknowledge, respect and truly integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cultures and histories.

Our schools

To be a culturally safe place for First Nations kids to learn, free from all forms of discrimination. 

Our teachers

To have the confidence and resources to mainstream First Nations cultures and histories across the curriculum.

Our children

To frequently participate in cultural immersion programs, going beyond 'cultural awareness' and building real world experiences and connections with First Nations people and communities.

Our proposal to Federal and State Education Ministers:

Imagine if every school in Australia hired a local, qualified, well-resourced, First Nations, Cultural Educator to be on staff!

They could:

  1. Provide authentic connections for all Australian students to country.
  2. Teach students about local traditional custodians' culture and history.
  3. Help connect students and the wider school community to real, positive experiences and relationships with First Nations peoples and ways of being. 
  4. Build the confidence and cultural competency of other teachers on how to incorporate First Nation perspectives across the entire curriculum.
  5. Make our schools a culturally safe, learning space for students who identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people.