Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020

This page contains a series of articles and curriculum resources that we hope will inspire and encourage the celebration of the NAIDOC 2020 theme – Always Was, Always Will Be.

It also contains feature stories looking at the incredibly important role education has to play in addressing inequity and racism and in ensuring all Australians recognise the wrongs done in the past and set about making the future better and brighter.

Enjoy the material and the stories. Share them with your colleagues and your students. And join us in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020.

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My public education

Ahead of NAIDOC Week 2020, Western Teacher reached out to some prominent Western Australians of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage who also attended public schools. We asked them about their experiences growing up and going through the state school system, their thoughts on Indigenous education and how successful outcomes for Indigenous students can be attained. These are their stories.

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Tyrown Waigana, a Perth based artist and designer, has been named as this year’s winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition.

His winning entry - Shape of Land - was judged by the National NAIDOC Committee to have best illustrated the 2020 NAIDOC theme: Always Was Always Will Be.

Waigana, a proud Noongar and Saibai Islander, has previously been named as one of WA’s best new and emerging Indigenous artists.

According to the 23-year-old, his winning entry depicts the Rainbow Serpent coming out of the Dreamtime to create this country and how we are strongly connected to it.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week feature stories

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