Rangers' pride in outback preservation
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Rangers' pride in outback preservation

Clip from Totally Wild

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We see a team of rangers who protect Australia's remote outback land. Checking on croc eggs, protecting Indigenous artwork found on rocks, and caring for the environment in ...

We see a team of rangers who protect Australia's remote outback land. Checking on croc eggs, protecting Indigenous artwork found on rocks, and caring for the environment in general are all in a day's work. Passing on this knowledge to junior rangers gives a sense of pride and the knowledge that the land will be in good hands in the future.

Indigo Ellis
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Indigo Ellis

Clip from BtN Newsbreak

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Meet the upcoming Aboriginal singer Indigo Ellis (13) who shares her lost connections with the Stolen Generation and tries to reconnect with music.

Meet the upcoming Aboriginal singer Indigo Ellis (13) who shares her lost connections with the Stolen Generation and tries to reconnect with music.

This Place
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This Place: Baga Baga: The Bend in the River

ABC Me April 29, 2020

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Join Gumbaynggirr man Michael Jarret on the banks of the Nambucca River and hear how the great giant man from the south fell and created the bend in the river known as Baga ...

Join Gumbaynggirr man Michael Jarret on the banks of the Nambucca River and hear how the great giant man from the south fell and created the bend in the river known as Baga Baga, meaning 'knee'.

Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Dirranyamgarra

Season 1 Episode 4 Disney Channel July 29, 2019

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When Mike the snake gets lost in this classroom, the kids are more concerned with finding a word for the mess created looking for it, than with finding the actual snake. ...

When Mike the snake gets lost in this classroom, the kids are more concerned with finding a word for the mess created looking for it, than with finding the actual snake. They're excited when they find the word: 'dirranyamgarra' from the NSW language of Wiradjuri. But oh-oh. Where's the actual snake?! Suggested Classroom Activities: Art and design: In the video, the boy made a mess looking for the class snake. Draw a very, very long snake. Then write the word 'Dirranyamgarra' on it. Music and maths: Use your body to make beats and practice sounding out the word 'Dirr-an-yam-garr-a', you could clap, stomp your feet, click, slap your knees or even use clapping sticks. Make up a pattern of beats to go with the word, then teach your pattern to a friend.

Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Bidbidgaja

Season 1 Episode 8 Disney Channel October 17, 2019

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Imagine this: You're nervous. You're sweating. Baboom, baboom, baboom, your heart is beating relentlessly in your chest. The Yawuru people of Western Australia call that ...

Imagine this: You're nervous. You're sweating. Baboom, baboom, baboom, your heart is beating relentlessly in your chest. The Yawuru people of Western Australia call that feeling 'bidbidgaja'. And as our heroes in this episode find out, most kids feel the same before a race. Ready, set, go! Suggested Classroom Activities:Turn and talk: Tell a friend about a time when you felt so nervous your heart was beating. Phonics: How many syllables in the word 'Bidbidgaja'? Tap your chest while you say the word, as if your heart was beating loudly, and count the syllables.

Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Yarroo

Season 1 Episode 5 Disney Channel August 21, 2019

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Like our heroes in this episode, every goalkeeper in the world needs to know how to stretch their arms wide to their sides. But that's a really long and convoluted way to ...

Like our heroes in this episode, every goalkeeper in the world needs to know how to stretch their arms wide to their sides. But that's a really long and convoluted way to explain that action. It's much easier to take the word 'yarroo' from the Western Australian Miriwoong language, and become the best goalkeeper ever! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: When might you need to stretch your arms wide open? Think of some examples, then say 'yaroo' after each example. Art and design: Draw a picture of a person stretching their arms out wide, write the word 'yaroo' along each arm. Geography: The Miriwoong language is spoken in the north of Western Australia. Draw and label a compass with the directions North, South, East and West.

Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Tyawi-tyawithirnda

Season 1 Episode 7 Disney Channel October 19, 2019

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You're waiting in a long line. You're annoyed and bored, and you just had enough. Familiar? For sure. Do you have a word for that? Probably not. But the South Australian ...

You're waiting in a long line. You're annoyed and bored, and you just had enough. Familiar? For sure. Do you have a word for that? Probably not. But the South Australian Arabana community does! Tyawi-tyawithirnda: A bit long, but not as much as the line for the toilet is in this episode! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: Can you think of time when you have felt a bit boxed in, bored and wanted to escape? Geography: Find South Australia on a map of Australia. Art and design: Draw or paint a long line of people waiting for something. Then write the word Tyawi-tyawithirnda above their heads. Describe your artwork to a friend. What are the people lining up for?

Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Garu-garulen

Season 1 Episode 3 Disney Channel July 30, 2019

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Often when you're sick, like Leo is in this episode, you don't want to see anyone or be bothered by anyone, you just want to be left alone. We all know the feeling, so now ...

Often when you're sick, like Leo is in this episode, you don't want to see anyone or be bothered by anyone, you just want to be left alone. We all know the feeling, so now it's time to know the word for it too! It's 'garu-garulen', another great word from the great Queensland language of Yugambeh. Suggested Classroom Activities: Role play: Act out a role play with a partner or in a small group. One of you is sick. The others are trying to help the sick person and want him or her to come out and play. The sick person doesn't want to, they need to say 'Garu-garulen' to make the others understand. Art and Design: Make a sign that says 'Garu garulen' to put in your school sick bay. Geography: Find Queensland on a map of Australia.

Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Kaynwoenag

Season 1 Episode 6 Disney Channel October 5, 2019

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Both of Mark's friends think he is such a cool kid. He's calm, relaxed, not worried or bothered by anything. What's the word for that kind of person? Long before 'hakuna ...

Both of Mark's friends think he is such a cool kid. He's calm, relaxed, not worried or bothered by anything. What's the word for that kind of person? Long before 'hakuna matata', the Torres Strait Islander language of Kalaw Kawaw Ya had an amazing word for that! Kaynwoenag, the coolest word from the coolest people around. Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: Do you know someone who is 'kaynwoenag'? When do you feel 'kaynwoenag'? Drama: Pretend to be very annoyed, stressed and angry. Now pretend to be 'kaynwoenag'. How does you body change? How do your facial expressions change? How does your breathing change? Art and Design: Look at the design of the Torres Strait Island flag then draw or paint your own Torres Strait Islander flag.

Why I Love Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft
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Why I Love Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft

Clip from Mugu Kids

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Aboriginal artist and writer Bronwyn Bancroft reads her book Why I love Australia. What colours and shapes can you see in the book? What different types of built and natural ...

Aboriginal artist and writer Bronwyn Bancroft reads her book Why I love Australia. What colours and shapes can you see in the book? What different types of built and natural environment are in the book? To what does Bronwyn compare the city lights? What does Brownyn mean by 'learning the desert sky'? What can we learn from the night sky in the desert? Which is your favourite page in the book? Why?

Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Wanjil

Season 1 Episode 10 Disney Channel October 24, 2019

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How do you explain to your best friends, without insulting them, that you want to come and play with them but you simply can't? The young girls in this episode face exactly ...

How do you explain to your best friends, without insulting them, that you want to come and play with them but you simply can't? The young girls in this episode face exactly that problem. The solution? Wanjil, the Kuku Yalanji word for that exact occasion. Friendship saved! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: When have you really wanted to play with your friends but you haven't been able to? Have you ever had to miss a party or a fun event because you had other things to do? Share your experiences with a partner or small group then choose one example for a role play. Perform the play for the class, make sure the person who can't come and play says 'Wanjil' to their friends! Art: Draw or paint a self portrait showing how your face looks when you miss out on doing something fun. Include a thought bubble in your artwork with the word 'wanjil' inside it. You might want to look at your face in a mirror then copy your expression as you draw.

Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Warr

Season 1 Episode 1 Disney Channel July 31, 2019

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What do you do when you need to get someone's attention really quickly? When you need to alert the people around you to something important that you see, and "hey!" doesn't ...

What do you do when you need to get someone's attention really quickly? When you need to alert the people around you to something important that you see, and "hey!" doesn't quite cut it? The kids in this class are in desperate need for such a word. Thankfully palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, has a great word for that: warr! Suggested Classroom Activities: Role play: Think of a time where you might need to quickly get someone's attention. Act it out in a pair or small group and make sure you use the Palawa Kani word 'Warr!'. Art: Draw a comic with someone saying the word 'Warr!' Geography: Find Tasmania on a map of Australia. Write one or two sentences about Tasmania. eg: It is an island. It is near Victoria.

Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Balajimanha

Season 1 Episode 9 Disney Channel November 7, 2019

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The gymnastics instructor keeps fumbling when he tries to explain to his students a very specific action: lying on their belly. Luckily our friend from the Wajarri community ...

The gymnastics instructor keeps fumbling when he tries to explain to his students a very specific action: lying on their belly. Luckily our friend from the Wajarri community in Western Australia comes to the rescue, with a word exactly for that: balajimanha. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages truly have words for everything! Suggested Classroom Activities: Physical education: Play Simon Says or Captains Coming and include the instruction 'balajimanha', meaning "lie down on your stomach". Inferencing/Higher order thinking: The word balajimanha comes from the wajarri community in Western Australia where there is a lot of desert. Why might you need to tell someone to lie down on their stomach in the desert?

Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Ngarrarndirrarjena

Season 1 Episode 2 Disney Channel August 1, 2019

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Sometimes you're in a situation for which there is no simple word, like when your ball gets stuck in a tree and you need to kick it to get the ball to fall. Right? Wrong! ...

Sometimes you're in a situation for which there is no simple word, like when your ball gets stuck in a tree and you need to kick it to get the ball to fall. Right? Wrong! Anindilyakwa, a language from far north Northern Territory, has a perfect word just for that. It's 'ngarrarndirrarjena'. Now you just need to learn how to pronounce it right! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: When have you got something stuck up a tree? What was it? How did you get it down? Phonics: How many syllables can you hear in the word 'ngarradirrajena'? Clap the sounds to break it up and see how many syllables you can hear: ng-arr-arn-dirr-a-je-na. Art and design: Draw or paint a tree that needs shaking to get something down from it! Describe your artwork to a friend. Geography: Find the Northern Territory on a map of Australia.

Children learn Indigenous dance
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Children learn Indigenous dance

Clip from Totally Wild

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Scott Bidmead meets some young Aboriginals who are learning traditional dances at a workshop ahead of performing at Adelaide Oval.

Scott Bidmead meets some young Aboriginals who are learning traditional dances at a workshop ahead of performing at Adelaide Oval.

Reminiscing about the walk for reconciliation
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Reminiscing about the walk for reconciliation

Clip from Behind the News

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Max and Isaac interview their Grandma Trish or 'Dubbo' about the walk for reconciliation that happened in May 2000. She explains why it was an important day for Aboriginal ...

Max and Isaac interview their Grandma Trish or 'Dubbo' about the walk for reconciliation that happened in May 2000. She explains why it was an important day for Aboriginal Australians and we learn about the Gomeroi nation, which is where the boys' family is from.

Indigenous death customs and the media
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Indigenous death customs and the media

Clip from Behind the News

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Following the death of Dr G Yunupingu, reporter Jack Evans investigates why images of the singer were blurred in the media and his first name omitted from reports. And the ...

Following the death of Dr G Yunupingu, reporter Jack Evans investigates why images of the singer were blurred in the media and his first name omitted from reports. And the ABC's Daniel Browning explains what "sorry business" is and how Indigenous communities express grief. (Contains images and voices of people who have died.)

Eora nation before white settlement
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Eora nation before white settlement

Clip from Our History

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Sydney Cove has changed a lot since white settlement. How did the people of the Eora nation use the land? How might you know if you were crossing into another Aboriginal ...

Sydney Cove has changed a lot since white settlement. How did the people of the Eora nation use the land? How might you know if you were crossing into another Aboriginal group's land? What are some animal names we still use today? How would you feel as a member of the Eora nation when white settlers arrived and took over your land?