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Let's get an Aboriginal Cultural Educator in every school

Let's get an Aboriginal Cultural Educator in every school

indigenise education

To Australian Education Ministers,

I want you to teach the next generation of students about our shared histories with Aboriginal people. For millennia their cultures, laws, ceremonies and connection to the land has been strong and is enduring. It's core to our understanding of ourselves as a nation, and shouldn't be treated as optional.

Let's get a local, Aboriginal Cultural Educator in every school.


Together local schools and local Aboriginal communities will be able to tackle discrimination, promote self-determination and move our nation along the road to Reconciliation. You have the power to inspire all Australian children to build a society grounded in Aboriginal ways of being, doing and knowing.

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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 include First Nations perspectives in every subject.

Our children

From Kindergarten to year 12, regularly accesses the wisdom of the world’s oldest continuous culture and are grounded in Aboriginal ways of being, doing and knowing.

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 help to provide students with:

  1. core First Nations history and culture subjects
  2. real, positive experiences and relationships with First Nations peoples
  3. authentic connections to country and their local First Nations community.
  4. knowledge about local traditional culture and history.
  5. more confident and culturally competent teachers - able to incorporate First Nation perspectives across the entire curriculum.
  6. a more culturally safe school for their Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander peers.


Catch up on media covering our campaign or related topics.

Sydney Morning Herald Article

Syndicated across Fairfax Media.
7 June 2020


3AW Drive Interview

With Dr Scott Winch, World Vision's Senior Policy Advisor - First Nations
8 June 2020


ABC Radio National Breakfast

Interviews Aboriginal Cultural Educator Aunty Maxine Ryan, students and principal at Chifley Public Primary School (NSW)
25 June 2020


Koori Mail Opinion Piece 

By Dr Anne Pattel-Grey, Head of World Vision's Australia First Nations Programs
16 Jul 2020