breath in the tree
see the flowers
taste the water
feel the land
listen to the birdsong
smell the bush
~ Aunty Anjilkurri Rhonda Radley from ‘Ngapigan (Grandmother)’
For Our Elders NAIDOC Learning Resource
Celebrating the 2023 NAIDOC Theme ‘For our Elders’, Poetry in First Languages is honouring and highlighting Elders through new poem commissions and a new learning resource, created in collaboration with Erin's Learning Channel.
This curriculum-aligned resource invites students and teachers to think, reflect and yarn about the importance of our Elders and what the NAIDOC theme means. We’ll be sharing excerpts and activities from the NAIDOC resource across this week.
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Elders who contributed
Indigenous Elders honour traditions through story, song and poetry; preserving their culture and passing down wisdom to future generations. Their voices are a testament to the resilience and beauty of Indigenous cultures.