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20150715 - NAIDOC KOORI CLASSROOM: The origins and meaning of NAIDOC - 15 July 2015 - 14:00 - Stream 1

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NAIDOC KOORI CLASSROOM: The origins and meaning of NAIDOC


Classifications: Enabled, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Sydney Olympic Park Authority


Presenter: Shannon Foster, D'harawal Educator;

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Date: 15 July 2015

Start Time: 14:00

End Time: 14.45

Duration: 45 mins

Closing Date: Bookings Close 13-Jul-15

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 3

Non-DEC Positions: 3

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Secondary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 4,Stage 5,Stage 6

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KLA Keyword/s: Australian Curriculum, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, NSW Curriculum, English, History, Geography


Event Overview: "To know the future we must first know the past" (Aunty Fran Bodkin D'harawal Elder). In this session of our Koori Classroom series, D'harawal knowledge keeper, Shannon Foster will guide students through the origins of NAIDOC - also part of her own family story. How did the 1938 petition lead to today's NAIDOC? Why do most Australians learn European Australian History but nothing about Australian Aboriginal History? Many well known personalities (eg. sports players) are indigenous but do we know who they are? This Video Conference explores how attitudes are changing with the times and why all students need an understanding of our rich, unique and awe-inspiring Aboriginal history and culture. Shannon will also share aspects of Aboriginal culture and language with the students to gain insights into Aboriginal life. There will be opportunities for each class to ask questions of Shannon.

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Additional Booking Instructions: Please contact Marianne Sheumack of Sydney Olympic Park Authority by email: marianne.sheumack@sopa.nsw.gov.au
Information will be sent to participating schools once booking has been received.

Further Information: This event is proudly supported by Virtual Excursions Australia a video conferencing portal www.virtualexcursionsaustralia.com.au

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