NAIDOC Special Event | Sun 8th Nov: First Nations Art Auction

Children's Ground is thrilled to celebrate and profile three First Nations artists in our first online art auction ‘Grandmother’s Lore'. Money raised with go directly to support the transmission of knowledge from Elders to adults, young people and children. 'Grandmothers Lore explores the relationship between two generations, it is a body of work documenting the transmission of cultural knowledge from grandmother to granddaughter. Amunda Gorey, Grace Gorey and Myra Gorey, three sisters from Arrernte country, These art works arise from their connection to country, family and lore. By purchasing this art you will be supporting out important work in Protecting, Strengthening and revitalising language and culture

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NAIDOC Special Event | Tues 10th Nov: Workplace Cultural Safety Training

On Tuesday 10th November, Children's Ground and In My Blood it Runs invites you and your workplace to celebrate with us - to listen and be inspired by how your workplaces can engage with, support and walk with First Nations people. A virtual remote screening of the award winning documentary In My Blood It Runs, will be followed by an educational live Q&A with members of the film team. This cultural learning event for staff, will invite deep reflection on how to improve engagement, policies, procedures, and impact. Children’s Ground is encouraging workplaces to partake as a team and use this as a team building and organisational development in relation to First Nations history, peoples, culture and future.

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NAIDOC Special Event | Wed 11th Nov: 'Always Was, Always Will Be' Webinar

We are excited to bring together four First Nations panellists to discuss their interpretation of the NAIDOC 2020 theme ‘Always Was, Always Will be’. Through Art we speak. Crucial to change, learning and knowledge is the ability to decipher when and how to use your voice and when to watch and listen. On Wednesday 11th November, Children’s Ground is inviting you to listen to the stories and experiences of First Nations people. This free event will be broadcast directly via the Children's Ground Facebook page which can be accessed here.

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NAIDOC Special Event | Thurs 12th Nov: Children's Educational App Launch

To celebrate NAIDOC Week, Children’s Ground is releasing an app created by First Nations authors and illustrators that uses interactive games to teach the Arrernte language. Combining ancient language with new technologies, Senior Arrernte educators have created an app that promotes language learning through interactive games and dynamic illustrations of the Central Australian landscape, First Nations kinship and family relationships. “At Children’s Ground, children are learning about the old ways and the new ways. Cultural learning is really important - so children can grow up feeling proud of who they are.” - Leonie Palmer, Ampe-kenhe Ahelhe (Children’s Ground Central Australia Director) After a soft launch at Ampe-kenhe Ahelhe in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), the app is now available for free on iPad for a limited time. A fun and engaging resource for parents to educate their children on First Nations culture, the app can be downloaded below.

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