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First Nations educators are raising their voices

Ahead of the upcoming federal election, First Nations educators are putting their priorities on the table at the annual meeting of Utyerre Apanpe (National First Nations Educators’ Network) in Central Australia.

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NT kids education program hailed a success

Elders, culture and language are at the heart of an early learning program that has seen massive results in NT communities.

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ABC News: Children's Ground works with The Cat Empire on Arrernte children's songs

The Cat Empire's Harry James Angus supports Children's Ground educators to transform their Arrernte children's books into catchy songs!

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ABC News: Aboriginal-run early learning lifts cultural engagement, health outcomes

Six times as many Aboriginal children are engaged in early learning and cultural activities in communities around Alice Springs compared to 2017 Children's Ground's first evaluation in Central Australia has found.

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School of the Desert: Australian Women's Weekly Feature

Australian Women's Weekly journalist Alley Pascoe walks with the matriarchs of Children's Ground.

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Children's Ground feature in Lunch Lady

Hear from MK Turner OAM and L Kngwarraye Palmer: respected Arrernte Elders, grandmothers, professors, cultural advisers, translators, teachers and social justice champions who were instrumental in establishing Children’s Ground.

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First Nations families' experiences in Canada mirror those of our children

First Nations people across Australia are mourning with Canadian First Nations families as evidence mounts of hundreds of deaths of children at residential schools.

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Reconciliation in Action 2021

During National Reconciliation Week 2021, William Tilmouth, Chair of Children's Ground, talks Reconciliation in action.

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First Nations News: May 2021

Keep up to date with First Nations news, culture and voices by reading Children's Ground's monthly news round ups.

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First Nations News: April 2021

Keep up to date with First Nations news, culture and voices by reading Children's Ground's monthly news round ups.

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First Nations News: March 2021

Keep up to date with First Nations news, culture and voices by reading Children's Ground's monthly news round ups.

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First Nations News: February 2021

Keep up to date with First Nations news, culture and voices by reading Children's Ground's monthly news round ups.

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How to listen and learn from Indigenous children in order to help them

At the time of filming In My Blood It Runs, Dujuan Hoosan was just 10 years old, but he could see how the education system did not value his cultural knowledge. Dujuan is a proud Arrernte and Garrwa boy who lives in Hidden Valley town camp in Alice Springs. He also has healing powers; a gift his grandfather passed on to him.

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Between two worlds: 'I want my future to be on country'

The Guardian, Feb 22 2020: In My Blood it Runs tracks the life of one boy but is also the story of a generation of Indigenous children and their right to be educated in their language on country.

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Our next generation will be formidable. Their identity will not be denied.

IndigenousX, Feb 22 2020: Children’s Ground Chairperson and key advisor for In My Blood it Runs William Tilmouth believes that Aboriginal communities should have every opportunity to be empowered and in control.

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The white system gets in the way of our law

The Guardian, 20 Nov 2019: Angangkeres (Arrernte traditional healers) Theresa Alice and Amelia Turner from our partner organisation Akeyulerre Healing Centre call for a meeting with the NT commissioner of police following the shooting of Kumanjayi Walker.

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Indigenous children don’t need to be fixed

The Guardian, 7 Aug 2018: William Tilmouth speaks at Garma Festival in 2018 on the rights of all children to a life of opportunity. "At Children's Ground we see what happens when family and children are in control of their own destiny."

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COVID-19 is turning Indigenous communities into a tinderbox

It is no small thing for Australian citizens to ask their own army for help. That must go tenfold for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory, into whose communities an earlier conservative government sent tanks and soldiers, ostensibly to stop a child abuse problem that was national in scale, but really to impose the latest in a 230-year history of controls on Aboriginal bodies, cultures and minds.

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The native title campaigner whose people still have no power, water or sewerage

The Guardian, 26 Sep 2017: Children's Ground Elder and activist M Hayes Ampetyane fought tirelessly for native title but passed away before she was granted the right to live on her country at Irrkerlantye.

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