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Bush school takes new approach to close the gap for Aboriginal kids

Bush school takes new approach to close the gap for Aboriginal kids


Barker College sets up bush school in bid to close the gap for Aboriginal children

Student at Darkinjung Barker School

Darkinjung Aboriginal School photo


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Classroom at Darkinjung Barker School

NACCHO Aboriginal Health #NRW2019 and #ClosingTheGap @KenWyattMP 's First speech and major interview as Minister for #Indigenous Australians ” A reflection ...

Indigenous children in Australia continue to slip below national minimum standards for literacy. Neda Vanovac/AAP

NACCHO Aboriginal Health and #COAG Health Ministers Council Communique : Peak bodies welcome Roadmaps to address high priority health issues #RenalHealth ...

“Closing the Gap and the Voice are the two big issues, they're separate but complimentary, and they can run in parallel. We want both.

NACCHO Aboriginal Women's Health and How to #quitsmoking during #pregnancy with @sistaquit Plus #WorldNoTobaccoDay2019 May31 #WNTD2019 #WNTD. ”

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As well as Closing the Gap, we remain committed to recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the Constitution.

Barker College agrees to launch Aboriginal academy for girls in Utopia homelands

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See how one Top End community is blending Aboriginal culture with Western education.

In this months Changemaker, Prof Taylor discusses why he was inspired take charge of Indigenous eye health, creating sustainable solutions, and the feeling ...

The budget's approach to Indigenous education is just more of the same

Rosalie Kunoth Monks and Phillip Heath sit with local women in Utopia

NACCHO Aboriginal Hearing Health : #OMOZ2018 Ear Health Project Officers will spearhead a new $7.9 million #HearingforLearning program to fight hearing loss ...

Figures show spike in child protection notifications in Northern Territory in 2017-18

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Australia failing to improve Aboriginal lives

NACCHO Aboriginal Health and #chronicdisease @SandroDemaio How #obesity ups your chronic disease risk and what to do about it. ”

NACCHO #VoteACCHO Aboriginal Health #Election2019 @billshortenmp and @SenatorDodson set to unveil a $115 million #Labor plan to tackle the Indigenous health ...

Pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom says that constantly “changing things up” for kids can create unnecessary stress. (iStock)

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Principal Sha (also 6th grade teacher) of the Yangjuan Primary School in Yanyuan County, Sichuan looks over his student's essays about the schoolyard.

photo by Ross Delanay

We need to stop blaming Indigenous students and families for low school achievement. Neda Vanovac/AAP

We are excited to announce that National Close the Gap Day has a new host and a new home. ANTaR, our partner in the Close the Gap campaign will be running ...

Jacob Rosales and Araceli Spotted Thunder are known for their academic achievements at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South ...

Volunteer with animals and children in South Africa. DAKTARI Bush School ...

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Phillip Heath and Rosalie Kunoth-Monks survey Utopia School lands.

Leslie Williams moved back to North Smithfield Manor to send her kids to the same schools she attended. White parents are intent on zoning them out of the ...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivers the Closing the Gap speech.

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Cathy Freeman carrying the Australian Flag and Aboriginal flag after winning the 400 metre race at

Infants and young children need connection to thrive. (Shutterstock)

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Abbott's homogeneous approach to Indigenous affairs will not erase the stain on Australia's soul

We need to know the true cost of Indigenous boarding school scholarships on communities

Manungurra Aboriginal Corporation chief executive officer Graeme Smith.

Failing to close the gap

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APRIL 2, 2019 — When school lets out this week, dozens of young girls in Sitka are going to start warming up. They're going to run, pacing themselves and ...

The Port Macquarie Running Festival is happening over the weekend of the 9th-10th March 2019. As a part of this event we are running a fundraiser to support ...

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The budget's approach to Indigenous education is just more of the same | Margaret Malezer for IndigenousX | Opinion | The Guardian

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My proposed model for a more effective, learner-centred approach. Tony Dreise, CC BY-NC-ND

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The stain on Australia's soul: is Abbott ready to tackle Indigenous disadvantage? | Paul Daley | Opinion | The Guardian

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To operate the new center, Dayton's Bluff Community Council and Indigenous Roots made a joint agreement:

(PDF) Aboriginal children's participation and engagement in Bush School | Libby Lee-Hammond - Academia.edu

Tennant Creek: town scarred by a rape struggles to find a future | Australia news | The Guardian

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have been advocating for many years that Birthing on Country will improve maternal and infant outcomes because ...


A Birthing on Country study conducted in Western Australia highlighted the lack of access to high quality, culturally secure maternity care for Aboriginal ...

(Top, L-R) The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Credit: Jeong Park, Anote's Ark, Credit: Matthieu Rytz; Search, Credit: Juan Sebastian Baron.

Ann Baker. Aboriginal ...

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Tennant Creek's Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation's youth patrol picks up children at night and takes them home. Photograph: Helen Davidson for the ...

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The 2009 Barramundi Concert — a popular event at the annual Ord Valley Muster — headlines indigenous entertainers and tradtional Outback music, Kununnura, ...

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Whittier students pose for a photo in front of the storm drain they painted.

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Yuendumu educator Shirley Martin teaching on a bush trip. Courtesy Yuendumu School

Two students work together at a desk in a classroom

Measures to close the gap in Indigenous education outcomes aren't working. AAP

Dr Gracelyn Smallwood AO

Places to Learn About Aboriginal Culture and History in Australia | Claire's Footsteps

The Outback Way - A great Central Road across Australia via @AdventureMumma

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Justin Mohamed, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, Commission for Children and Young People – Victoria

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Children in a bush cubby