Humanities and Social Sciences — Civics and Citizenship

This guide may contain references to names and works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have died. External links may also include names and images of those who have died.

The information and resources in this guide help teachers and educators embed important ideas around reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions in civics and citizenship subjects. 

This guide is not prescriptive or exhaustive. You should consult your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and always critically evaluate resources when using this guide.

Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Civics and Citizenship

“Leadership in an Aboriginal cultural context is not given or measured by how much media you get or if you earn big money. True Aboriginal leadership does not come from high-level appointments or board membership. It doesn’t come from and cannot be given by white constructs. Leadership is earned; it is given when you have proven you can deal with responsibility and you understand that responsibility.”

The Honourable Linda Burney MP (first Aboriginal politician to be elected to the NSW Parliament)

Background and Timeline of key dates in the contemporary history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Civics and Citizenship

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP VIDEO RESOURCES

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Governance Structures, Rights, and flags

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Politics

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Civics and Citizenship Celebrations/Commemorations

Other Online Guides, Reference Materials and Reflective Questions

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