There are many days and weeks that are significant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and reconciliation. They provide an anchor point for teaching students and children about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions, and current issues.
They are an opportunity to engage with:
- the Early Years Learning Framework
- the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority.
When other national days come up, like 26 January (Australia Day) and 25 April (Anzac Day), include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices and perspectives in discussions, lessons and activities. This will give students a more balanced understanding of the diverse viewpoints about the significance of these days.