Resources

If you are interested, the following resources may guide further understanding of the history of our nation and current debates related to our First Peoples.

A Story from the Campfire – Intjiki Catherine Liddle

For National Reconciliation Week 2019, we share a special reflection on the practical contribution to reconciliation Jawun makes with this story by Jawun’s Regional Director, Central Australia, Intjiki Catherine Liddle. My Grandfather was an Arelhe. The old man only measured in at about 5’7, but it is said that there never stood a bigger man. […] > Read article

https://jawun.org.au/2019/05/a-story-from-the-campfire-intjiki-catherine-liddle/

Moment of Truth: History and Australia’s Future – Mark McKenna

Mark McKenna explores the history of Indigenous Australians and the truth-telling and healing that continues to occur within Australia. Mark encourages Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians to accept the past and move forward as a nation for a better future. > Read article

https://jawun.org.au/2018/07/moment-of-truth-history-and-australias-future-mark-mckenna/

Radical Hope: Education & Equality in Australia – Noel Pearson

Jawun patron, Noel Pearson considers two critical questions; does education have the ability to transform the lives of disadvantaged people and how to maintain Indigenous culture. In doing this, Noel reflects on his own experiences and past policies in Australia, looking at key learnings for the future. > Read article

https://jawun.org.au/2018/07/radical-hope-education-equality-in-australia-noel-pearson/

Traditional Healers of the Central Australia – Ngangkari

The traditional healers of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Lands, the ngangkari, collaborated with health services in the wider community to share their wisdom, natural healing techniques, life stories and artwork. > Read article

https://jawun.org.au/2018/07/traditional-healers-of-the-central-australia-ngangkari/

Welcome to Country – Marcia Langton

Professor Marcia Langton’s ‘Welcome to Country’ is a guidebook for tourists to gain a true insight into the history and culture of Indigenous Australians. Marcia also includes a directory for Indigenous tourism experiences, such as tours, performances, and festivals for tourists to learn more about a culture over 50,000 years old. > Read article

https://jawun.org.au/2018/07/welcome-to-country-marcia-langton/

Uphold and Recognise

Uphold and Recognise – Options for Discussion Providing detail for progressing the conversation about constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples > Read article

https://jawun.org.au/2018/07/uphold-and-recognise/