ABC Education, in partnership with Nalderun, have created this digibook celebrating the resilience of Aboriginal Australian cultures, which are believed to be the oldest continuous living cultures on Earth.
The colonisation of Australia led to many Aboriginal people being forcibly removed from their land and denied the opportunity to practise their cultures. But Aboriginal cultural knowledge has survived through oral traditions, with information being passed down from generation to generation.
Through videos and text, this digibook is aimed at giving students the opportunity to meet some inspiring people sharing their culture through songs, stories, cooking, art, language, and knowledge of places and plants. The book is useful for all ages to learn why culture and identity are so important.
Chapters included in the digibook cover:
- Why culture is important
- Song and ceremony
- Learn some language and song
- What makes a place sacred?
- Connection to places
- Plants and food
- Art, plants and culture
- Identity and culture