SharingStories Foundation

We work with First Nations communities to protect, maintain and grow languages, stories and cultural heritage

Our History

Since 2012, we have worked with communities across Australia and utilised art, new media and vibrant technologies to support the recording, interpretation and sharing of cultural knowledge.

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“We just did a Dreamtime story.
We brought it back into reality and then it’s in your heart.”

Lesley Coulthard, Adnyamathanha Cultural Custodian and Program Participant

Our Programs

We deliver community driven media arts initiatives that build capacity for cultural continuity and production.

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We support distribution of community cultural outcomes, so all Australians can learn about our rich First Nations culture and people.

 

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We have created an education platform, Jajoo Warrngara: The Culture Classroom, where educators can embed First Nations perspectives.

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Jajoo Warrngara: The Culture Classroom

SharingStories Foundation has launched Jajoo Warrngara: The Culture Classroom with 11 partner communities. With just over 2% of educators identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, embedding First Nations perspectives is a significant challenge for non-Indigenous educators. The latest research shows many teachers lack the resources to teach and deliver First Nations content. To address …

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SharingStories Foundation appoint Co-CEOs to new leadership structure

Ten years after launching SharingStories, Founder and CEO Liz Thompson will step into a Creative Director role and pass the foundation’s leadership to Co-CEOs: Pitta Pitta woman and educational expert Sharon Williams, and experienced operations and program director Taz Miller. While the Co-CEO model is not new, our organisation has embraced this less colonised approach …

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2022-2032 International Decade of Indigenous Languages

Language is Culture. Language is central to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, demonstrating diversity in how it is expressed, learnt and practised across the Nation. With UNESCO declaring the next ten years as the Decade of Indigenous Languages, this year provides a significant platform to acknowledge and support the ongoing revitalisation and continuity of …

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