An engraving of Dirimera and Conaci by Giuseppe Mochetti taken from a daguerreotype of April 5 1852. Acc no 77930P .
With acknowledgements to the Archives of the Benedictine Community of New Norcia.
Aboriginal children are rarely named in the colonial archive. But the remarkable story of Dirimera and Conaci reveals two boys who, while removed from their land, had a keen sense of sovereignty.
All Australian schools should provide high-quality education to all Australian students, including Indigenous ones.
Flexischools appear to be doing Indigenous education better than mainstream schooling. To close the gap in education, we should look at what these schools are doing and apply it in the mainstream.
Indigenous, LGBT, Black and refugee youth are among the groups that are at a greater risk of cyberbullying than others. But youth can also be powerful agents of change.
Cyberbullying has become destructive and feels unstoppable. Here is a five-step technique for dealing with it.
More Indigenous students are finishing year 12, but dropout rates at university are still higher.
A greater focus on education in all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life would advance tangible and sustainable change.
A royal commission has recommended that the Don Dale detention centre be closed.
The Don Dale royal commission's capacity to make lasting change lies with the government implementing its recommendations.
Young people are experiencing patterns of oppressive policing that are harmful to them, their families and the community.
Children as young as ten have been targeted for intensive policing under the NSW Police's secretive Suspect Targeting Management Plan.
For many young Indigenous children, schools are Eurocentric establishments offering minimal cultural connections.
Indigenous youth are over-representation in juvenile detention centres, and excluding them from education could make this worse.
Financial, social, and cultural factors influence the decision for Indigenous students to go to university.
We need to shift the focus of equity programs to nurturing the already strong aspirations Indigenous children have from primary school.
A group of youth walked 1600 kilometers to bring attention aboriginal issues in 2013 at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. They hold up the Cree flag.
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Research shows that the Globe and Mail has created a script in which marginalized youth can only be dealt with as failures or criminals, impacting the way they are perceived in society.
Cape York Partnership founder Noel Pearson, speaking on Q&A.
Cape York Partnership founder Noel Pearson told Q&A that Indigenous Australians were 'the most incarcerated people on the planet Earth'. Is that right?
Indigenous games like ‘Honour Water’ can teach Indigenous values and ceremonial practices.
Honour Water/Elizabeth LaPensée
A strengthening movement of Indigenous designers and developers is working to show Indigenous cultures, teachings, languages and ways of knowing through video games.
One way teachers can respect culture is by embedding it into ‘mainstream’ subjects.
Teachers – get to really know your kids, their families, their community and its history, and what’s going on at home. While school policies are important, relationships are the real keys to success.
Policies and services designed to protect Aboriginal children’s cultural connections are not being properly implemented.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
New reports show a widespread lack of care for the cultural needs of many of the 19,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out-of-home care.
Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine, speaking on Q&A, August 29, 2016.
Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine, told Q&A that $30 billion is spent every year on 500,000 Indigenous people in Australia. Is that right?
Emotional abuse is most likely to coincide with other forms for abuse, including neglect and physical abuse.
We have an ever-increasing number of children and families facing complex challenges and we know next to nothing about who they are and how they are doing.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, speaking on Q&A, February 15, 2016.
Sarah Hanson-Young told Q&A that Indigenous children are currently ten times more likely to be living out of home. Is that right?
It’s vital to ensure youth put behind bars have been properly assessed before sentencing.
Many young people in jail suffer fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Diagnosing these before sentencing will establish the most appropriate path for these vulnerable offenders, which often isn't jail.
Professor Pat Dudgeon and Tony Jones, speaking on Q&A, October 5, 2015.
Q&A presenter Tony Jones asked psychologist and research fellow Pat Dudgeon if Indigenous youth suicide rates across the top half of Australia are the highest in the world. We check the research evidence.
Indigenous young people are 25 times more likely to be detained than non-Indigenous young people.
A new generation of Indigenous youth is being separated from their families and culture – this time by the force of criminal law that ignores the proven alternative of community-based justice.
People who have been in care are more likely to have children at an early age and are at greater risk of having their own child taken into care.
Most people reasonably assume there is evidence of good long-term outcomes for children who come into contact with child protection systems. Why else would we intervene in the lives of children and their…