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Invasion Day 2024: First Nations education, self-determination and agency

A panel discussion held on 25 January 2024

In the lead up to Invasion Day, Children’s Ground hosted a significant online discussion on systems of knowledge that continue as leading practice today, and the importance of First Nations designed and led solutions.

Leading the conversation was an esteemed panel of First Nations speakers who have dedicated their lives to creating a better future for their communities through their extensive experience in First Nations education.

Panellists include: Kathryn Gilbey – Alyawarre woman and Associate Professor Batchelor Institute

Veronica Turner – Arrernte woman, Co-Director and Senior Cultural Educator at Children’s Ground 

Amunda Gorey – Arrernte artist and Health Promotion Officer at Children’s Ground

Stephanie Armstrong OAM – Gamilaraay woman and two-way education expert

Moderated by Children’s Ground Director of Strategy, Stacey Campton

After an undeniably challenging 2023 for First peoples, in Australia and overseas, this conversation looked to the solutions, the strength and vision of our communities and the future for our children. It explored exciting reform and the continued fight for an end to systemic disadvantage through First Nations self-determination.

Read the MK Turner Report here.

Sign our petition calling for a First Nations education system here.