Last year we provided a list of resources for people to access to educate themselves in our Moment of Truth campaign. We listed resources to LEARN, READ, WATCH, LISTEN and SHARE.
This year, we have recommended a few more resources to encourage all people to LEARN, READ, WATCH, LISTEN and ACT.
Check out our incredible films and Multi-Touch Books on Sharing Stories Foundation
Download our FREE resources on Jajoo Warrngara
Learn from First Nations authors at Common Ground First Nations, AIATSIS, Indigenous Literacy Foundation and Children’s Ground websites.
READ (for kids)
- Day Break by Amy McQuire with Matt Chun: A family’s journey back to Country on January 26 is beautifully depicted in this heartfelt and engaging book.
- In My Blood It Runs: A story by Margaret Anderson, Carol Turner and Dujuan Hoosan – a 10-year-old Arrernte and Garawa boy. Dujuan was the youngest person to address the United Nations Human Rights Council at just 12 years of age advocating for raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14.
- This Book Thinks Ya Deadly by Corey Tutt, known for “The First Scientists,” this book showcases profiles of 80 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders excelling in various fields, including sport, art, activism, science, politics, education, and literature.
READ (for adults)
- Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia by Anita Heiss: Explore diverse narratives and experiences of growing up Aboriginal in Australia
- Another Day in the Colony by Chelsea Watego: Powerful reflections and perspectives on life in Australia exposing the ongoing colonial violence experienced by First Nations Peoples.
- The Yield by Tara June Winch: A novel about a young woman returning to her hometown of Massacre Plains after the death of her grandfather. An exploration of the language, history, and identities of Wiradjuri peoples.
- The First Inventors
- The Australian Wars
- Audrey Napanangka – documentary
- The Last Daughter – documentary
- Frontier War Stories (Boe Spearim),
- ABC Little Yarns podcasts (Rudi Bremer)
- Dreamy – Sleep Stories from First Nations Storytellers
- Black Magic Woman provides a platform for Aboriginal doctors, lawyers, parents, entrepreneurs, professors, authors and actors to tell their own stories separate from the mainstream media.
- Support the Raise the Legal Age Petitions to stop kids as young as 10 years old being imprisoned in Australia
- Donate to various First Nations organisations
- Stand in solidarity with those who are suffering in their fight for liberation alongside human rights organisations such as Amnesty International, Oxfam, Refugee Council of Australia
- Check out our “7 ways to create culturally safe and inclusive classrooms”