Indigenous Resources... Where to Find Them
The importance of engaging children through authentic Indigenous resources cannot be understated. In today’s age, we are seeing more and more, educators moving beyond the tokenistic efforts of talking about Aboriginal Australia once a year on NAIDOC, to seeking out ways to truly embed Indigenous learnings and perspectives into their classroom in meaningful and everyday ways. As a parent it is just wonderful to see.
Authenticity is one of the reasons we choose to stock stories that are written and illustrated by Indigenous authors and illustrators. These stories introduce children to new ideas, new understandings and celebrate the culture of our people and our country. Since starting Riley Callie Resources in 2017, I have come across a range of Indigenous businesses operating in the education space, each of them bringing a unique range of authentic Indigenous offerings to the table. I thought I would take a minute and list a few of them here for you, to help those of you who are searching for Indigenous resources / experiences to use in your learning space:
Larry Brandy Aboriginal Storyteller - Larry uses his Wiradjuri culture and enjoys encouraging participants to join in with him as he demonstrate how Wiradjuri people hunted and found food in traditional times.
Cultural Inclusions - Authentic musical instruments, recipes, weaving, language, songs, games, mats, music and a wide range of materials that are unique to the Torres Straits and Aboriginal Australia
Murri Tukka - Cultural workshops around bush tucker, south east QLD.
Lakun Mara - Beautiful weaving and baskets
Dunghutti Creations - Artwork for your learning space
Wattle It Bri - Yarning Circles - shared history, cultural protocols and string making.
Wakka Boy - Authentic clapsticks for your centre
Murawin - Early childhood workshops in Sydney
Game Enough? - Bush foods and catering in Brisbane
Gillawarra - Arts workshops for school groups, ages 5+
For more information about Indigenous businesses, visit Supply Nation.