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Untapped Outback Talent

Untapped Outback Talent

Love sports? Maybe you play it, or watch it, or love reading about it- like I do? Maybe you have a young reader in your life who loves watching and playing and reading about sports too? This week I wanted... More

Preparing for NAIDOC Week

Preparing for NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week ‘Keep the Fire Burning: Blak, loud and proud’ is 7-14th July 2024. Keep the Fire Burning: Blak, Loud & Proud shows “the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to... More

Re-introducing me: Carl Merrison

Re-introducing me: Carl Merrison

I’m Carl Merrison. A Jaru and Gija author from Halls Creek in the Kimberley WA. I am also an experienced Aboriginal Education Officer (AEO) and sports coach. Growing up in an isolated, remote outback town shaped my life- from my... More

The many jobs of author Carl Merrison

The many jobs of author Carl Merrison

Carl Merrison is an award-winning Jaru/Gija childrens, middle reader and YA author from Halls Creek in the Kimberley WA. But did you know he has worked in many different roles across his life? Let’s find out more! Hi you mob, what... More

Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum

Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum

On 27 May 1967, Australians voted ‘yes’ change the Constitution so that, like all other Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples would be counted as part of the population and the Commonwealth would be able to make laws ‘for’... More

National Sorry Day

National Sorry Day

We take the time on this post to acknowledge and commemorate the upcoming National Sorry Day on 26th May each year. This is a day to remember the removal of Aboriginal children from their families and communities. A chance to... More

National Close The Gap Day

National Close The Gap Day

Australians can show their support for closing the gaps between First Nations health outcomes and those Australians not of First Nations descent each year on National Close the Gap Day on the third Thursday in March. By celebrating and supporting... More

Ochre Ribbon Week

Ochre Ribbon Week

February 10, 2023

This week we commemorate Ochre Ribbon Week. Did you know Australian First Nations cultures are the oldest continuous cultures in the world? That there are many First Nations role models and leaders showcasing our intergenerational strength and resilience? But there... More

Survival Day, Invasion Day and Australia Day

Survival Day, Invasion Day and Australia Day

On January 26th we invite you to read our books, and other books by First Nations authors and illustrators, to broaden your view and deepen your understanding. Each of our books (Black Cockatoo, Tracks of the Missing and My Deadly... More

NAIDOC 2023 Activities

NAIDOC 2023 Activities

We are excited to share some NAIDOC 2023 activity ideas to get you started thinking about how you will celebrate in July 2023. Home Read First Nations books – see our NAIDOC book list here. Our books are perfect for... More