01 août 2017

Whitman College, tribes sign pact

University Business LogoLinked by a long past, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Whitman College are turning a new leaf. More...

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26 juillet 2017

Why many high-achieving Indigenous students are shunning university

The ConversationIndigenous students remain vastly underrepresented in higher education in Australia. According to Universities Australia, Indigenous people comprise 2.7% of Australia’s working age population but only 1.6% of university domestic student enrolments. More...

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We need to know the true cost of Indigenous boarding school scholarships on communities

The ConversationEvery year, over 3,000 Indigenous students leave home to attend boarding schools. While many consider Indigenous boarding programs a “solution” generally aimed at remote students who don’t have access to local high schools, most Indigenous students at boarding schools are not from remote Australia. More...

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Is policy on Indigenous education deliberately being stalled?

The ConversationA lack of real progression in the area of Indigenous education since its first policy in 1989 points to a new form of colonisation, as the government tries to maintain control. More...

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To lift literacy levels among Indigenous children, their parents’ literacy skills must be improved first

The ConversationThere’s a large adult-sized hole in Australia’s approach to boosting literacy levels among Indigenous children and young people. More...

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Indigenous picture books offering windows into worlds

The ConversationIn a town by the sea that lies in the homeland of the Yawuru people, there sits a small publisher. But in the scope of its ambition, the depth and complexity of its range, and its commitment to bringing the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to all Australians, Magabala Books looms large on the Australian literary landscape. More...

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Infographic: Are we making progress on Indigenous education?

The ConversationIn this series, we’ll discuss whether progress is being made on Indigenous education, looking at various areas including policy, scholarships, school leadership, literacy and much more. More...

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07 juillet 2017

Cambridge University refuses to return Aboriginal spears

The University of Cambridge has refused a request by an Australian man to return important Aboriginal artifacts taken by British explorer Captain James Cook nearly 250 years ago, writes Harry Pearl for Reuters. More...

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21 juin 2017

Fusion of Western rationality and Aboriginal knowledge

By Andrew Vann. Charles Sturt University or CSU has roots going back to Experimental Farms, which were founded in the 1890s in rural New South Wales to spread a scientific approach to agriculture. In its modern form, CSU was created in 1989 by the amalgamation of two Colleges of Advanced Education that evolved from the early farms. Read more...

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05 juin 2017

Uluru Statement - from the heart: What now for Recognise?

By Adam Frogley. The 26th of May also known as national Sorry Day, a day of sorrow for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples was the date chosen by the Referendum Council to release of the Uluru Statement - from the heart from the recent Constitutional Convention.  The one page statement was an attempt to draw consensus from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates and their communities on the issue of constitutional recognition. More...

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