Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a special connection to Country, and histories, cultures and practices are unique to the local area.
Finding out as much as possible about the histories and cultures of your local area should be a priority when learning and teaching about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. Local knowledge is important because of the shared connection with the particular place in which your school or early learning service operates. Exploring this connection can greatly enrich relationships, understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture, Country and place.
You can do this through talking with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Discuss significant sites and events that are appropriate for your school or early learning service to learn about or visit.