12 novembre 2017

Without vigilance we will see loss (Advocate 24 03)

In the current round of Enterprise Bargaining negotiations, any proposed improvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment clauses and targets is being met with resistance by some in university management. More...

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A&TSI Forum 2017: Fight for Our Rights – Stand Up For Our Claim (Advocate 24 03)

In 2017, the annual National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum headed north to warmer climes for the first time. It was truly a joy for all staff and delegates to go to Brisbane and be hosted by the QLD Division while enjoying three days of discussion, culture and caucus bonding. More...

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Welcome to Country protocols (Advocate 24 03)

You may have heard these words many times particularly at public events and ceremonies but you may not be aware the NTEU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit can assist all members with appropriate protocol for Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country, and guidance on how best to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities when seeking to arrange a Welcome or Acknowledgement of Country. More...

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How Secure Do You Feel? (Advocate 24 03)

The final report on insecure work and its impact upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers, How secure do you feel?, is to be released in December, with findings showing that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers are faced with increasing insecure employment. More...

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eYarn Bulletin from the NTEU National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander membership of the NTEU has climbed to its highest levels ever in the past couple of months, and is only a few new members away from reaching a key milestone. This mirrors the uptake in membership across the union to an extent; with university staff signing up due to a tough bargaining round and increasingly insecure working conditions; however it’s important to note that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff remain the most unionised in the higher education sector. Our trend of joining the union at double the rate of everyone else has continued and our strength in numbers has manifested not just in a number of solid motions going to this year’s National Council but also in some good bargaining outcomes during this round, in spite of the rest of bargaining being quite challenging. More...

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19 octobre 2017

Instead of renaming buildings, why not truly improve Indigenous lives?

The ConversationI grew up on Maitland Street in London, Ont., named for Peregrine Maitland, lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada in the 1820s – a resolutely conservative leader who opposed democratic reform. More...

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Why we need First Nations education authorities

The ConversationWhat changes might be ahead for the quality of education offered to Indigenous youth?
We pose this question in the wake of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent announcement that Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) will be dissolved and replaced by two new federal departments under two cabinet ministers. More...

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This is why most teachers need Indigenous coaches

The ConversationEducation, according to the final report of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), can foster renewed relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Educators, from elementary to post-secondary, have been called to action to support reconciliation — by incorporating Indigenous content into classroom learning. More...

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How I am learning to include Indigenous knowledge in the classroom

The ConversationAs summertime began to wane a few weeks back, I began my usual reflections about prepping for my university teaching responsibilities. Getting back into the classroom with my graduate students always carries a sense of excitement. More...

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23 septembre 2017

NTEU Statement on the end of Recognise – and onto sovereignty and treaties

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) notes the news today that the campaign designed to promote recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Australian Constitution, known as Recognise, will be disbanded - after five years and several million dollars’ worth of government funding. 
This decision comes after years of grassroots community campaigning on sovereignty and treaties, in addition with the recent releases of the Uluru Statement and the Referendum Council Report both of which, while limited in their scope, highlighted a wide community rejection of mere symbolic recognition. More...

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